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Former Michigan long snapper Scott Sypniewski transfers to Vanderbilt

Scott Sypniewski played in 35 career games for Michigan.

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Former Michigan long snapper Scott Sypniewski will play for Vanderbilt in the 2017 season as a graduate transfer.

Sypniewski, who was on scholarship as a fourth-year junior at U-M in 2016, played in 35 career games for Michigan. Former Michigan coach Brady Hoke offered him a scholarship in 2012. Sypniewski accepted the offer and signed with the Wolverines in 2013.

Preferred walk-ons Andrew Robinson and Camaron Cheeseman will split the long snapping duties for Michigan next season. Robinson will be a junior and Cheeseman will be a sophomore. Bradley Deeg could also get a shot for some playing time in the Maize and Blue.

Sypniewski played in every game for Michigan during the 2016 season.

While replacing Sypniewski is a necessity, the Wolverines will also have to replace punter and kicker Kenny Allen, who finished his fifth-year last season. Michigan will look to redshirt freshman kicker Quinn Nordin and freshman punter Brad Robbins to fill the void.