In 2023, how did former Michigan football players fare at their new school?
This past offseason, several Michigan football players transferred away. Here’s how they fared, as well as some other prominent Wolverines from the 2022 transfer class.
This past offseason, Michigan dominated the transfer portal. The Wolverines signed nine players, and nearly all of them will make an impact in Ann Arbor in 2023.
There is always loss with every gain. Michigan lost several players from the 2022 team, including some former starters. There are always players wishing to leave the transfer portal for a variety of reasons.
Here’s how each former Michigan player fared with his or her new team after entering the 2023 transfer portal. I also included several well-known names from the 2022 cycle.
All of Erick’s
Ending on a cliff Erick All transferred to Iowa and was an early contributor. He tore his ACL against Wisconsin and was limited to seven games. With 299 yards, All is remains Iowa’s leading pass catcher. He also has three touchdowns to lead the team.
All of them are eligible to return to Iowa in 2023-24.
The junior receiver suffered a season-ending injury against Texas. While Anthony played well for Michigan, he looked like a star in the Oklahoma offense. Anthony led the Sooners in receiving yards in six games, totaling 429 yards. He had one receiving touchdown at the end of the 2023 season.
Bowman has earned the starting quarterback position in his third school. After leaving Texas Tech, Bowman spent time at Michigan learning under Cade McNamara and J.J. McCarthy.
Bowman passed for 2,808 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions in 12 games at OSU. The Cowboys finished the regular season 9-3.
Bowman and Oklahoma State will meet Texas in the Big 12 Championship this Saturday.
In 2023, the massive offensive tackle was an honorable mention All-massive Ten selection for Indiana. He started all 12 games for the Hoosiers at center and allowed only 10 pressures.
Carpenter entered the transfer portal following Tom Allen’s dismissal.
Former three-star defensive back Biff Poggi accompanied him to Charlotte. He saw no action with the 49ers this season.
Dent was also unable to play for Michigan.
Mr. Louis Hansen
The former four-star tight end transferred to UConn to be closer to home and have a chance to play. This season, Hansen has only two receptions for 33 yards with the Huskies.
Henning was a significant player that transferred out of Michigan this season. Henning eventually joined Northwestern and saw his role grow. He finished third on the team with 361 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 11 games.
Henning also rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 26 attempts.
Green Nikhai Hill
Hill-Green was another Michigan athlete who moved to Charlotte this offseason, following Biff Poggi. This season, the linebacker finished second on Charlotte with 73 tackles. With the 49ers, Hill-Green recorded nine TFLs and two sacks.
Hill-Green recently entered the transfer portal and is searching for another chance, possibly at a Power Five program.
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Jackson returned to Washington in 2021. Due to an injury, the quick receiver only appeared in four games this season. He ended the regular season in ’23 with 13 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown.
Jackson and Washington will face Oregon for the Pac-12 Championship on Friday night.
McNamara lost his starting role to J.J. McCarthy in 2022 after starting for Michigan in 2021. McNamara and tight end Erick All all transferred to Iowa this offseason.
McNamara was selected starter but injured himself against Michigan State, ruining his season. He passed for 505 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions in five games.
He stated that he would return to Iowa in 2023-24.
Milton transferred to Tennessee in 2021 and played his first full season for the Vols in 2023. However, Milton’s situation was erratic and unsteady at times. While Milton still has a cannon for an arm, it isn’t always accurate.
He did, however, pass for 2,813 yards, 20 touchdowns, and five picks. In ’23, Milton completed 64.7% of his passes.
Moten, a 2022 starter for Michigan, chose to transfer to Florida this offseason. He appeared in six games for the Gators, starting one, and finished with eight tackles and two TFLs.
Another Michigan athlete will join Biff Poggi in Charlotte. Okie-Anoma is attending his fourth school, but he shone on the field with Charlotte in 2023.
The former five-star recruit led the team with 56 tackles, 11.5 TFLs, and 5.5 sacks.
This past offseason, Rooks returned east and transferred to Boston College. He appeared in all 12 games for the Eagles and led the club in tackles with 29. In 2023, he also had 2.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks.
Mr. Andre Seldon
The former Michigan standout is in his second season with New Mexico State. Seldon completed the season sixth on the team with 45 tackles. In 2023, the former Michigan product also had an interception.
Mr. Deuce Spurlock
Spurlock was a redshirt freshman at Michigan in 2022 before transferring to Florida this offseason. He appeared in only three games for the Gators this season, all of which were on special teams. Spurlock was a four-star linebacker when he arrived at Michigan.
Turner spent two seasons with Wake Forest after playing for Michigan in 2018-2019. Turner now plays all 12 games for the Indiana Hoosiers in 2023.
Turner ran the ball 52 times for 227 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games this season.
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Upshaw first transferred to Colorado to play under Coach Prime, but it appears that things did not work out because he entered the portal shortly after the spring game. Upshaw eventually ended up at Arizona, where he guided the Wildcats to a 9-3 record.
Upshaw appeared in all 12 games and finished seventh on the team with 30 tackles. In 2023, the Edge defender led Arizona with 11.5 TFLs and 8.5 sacks.
Mr. Julius Welschof
Welschof was the other Michigan player that followed Biff Poggi to Charlotte in search of a larger role than he had at Michigan. However, he only appeared in four games for the 49ers this season.
With Charlotte, Welschof has four tackles.