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Michigan football redshirt tracker: Illinois

Plenty of reserves saw action, but no one used his redshirt.

Illinois v Michigan Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines improved to 11-0, besting the scrappy Illinois Fighting Illini, 19-17. This feat marks Michigan’s first back-to-back 11-win seasons for the first time since Fielding H. Yost’s 1902 and 1903 crews — a truly outstanding accomplishment in the program’s illustrious history.

Even though the Wolverines heavily called upon their reserves to win this rock fight, there are no updates to our season-long tabulation of redshirt statuses.

Players who already burned their redshirt prior to the Nebraska game

  • TE Colston Loveland
  • LB Jimmy Rolder
  • DL Mason Graham
  • CB Will Johnson
  • Edge Micah Pollard
  • WR Darrius Clemons
  • Edge Derrick Moore
  • DL Kenneth Grant
  • RB CJ Stokes
  • WR Amorion Walker
  • WR Tyler Morris

Will Johnson and Mason Graham have emerged as studs in their respective positions. Graham was a force on the defensive interior, and Johnson might actually be Michigan’s best coverage corner.

C.J. Stokes was thrust into the spotlight after Blake Corum suffered an injury late in the second. His lackluster 3.3 yards per carry was a direct byproduct of the Illini stacking 8+ in the box on most of the snaps he saw.

Loveland started in place of the injured Luke Schoonmaker for the second straight week, catching three passes for a team-high 50 yards.

Freshmen who haven’t played in more than four games

  • DB Keon Sabb (4 games)
  • QB Alex Orji (3 games)
  • DB Kody Jones (3 games)
  • OL Andrew Gentry (2 games)
  • OL Connor Jones (2 games)
  • LB Deuce Spurlock (2 games)
  • DB Myles Pollard (2 games)
  • TE Martin Klein (2 games)
  • DB Zeke Berry (2 games)
  • QB Jayden Denegal (1 game)
  • QB Brandon Mann (1 game)
  • WR Logan Forbes (1 game)
  • OL Dan Tarobi (1 game)
  • OL James Kavouklis (1 game)