30. August 2014 · Comments Off on Funchess Dons the Ace · Categories: 2014 · Tags: ,


Via U-M media relations:

University of Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess will wear No. 1 this season, it was announced Saturday (Aug. 30). Below is a statement from Funchess about his number change:

“It was an incredible honor to be selected to wear the number 87 Legends Jersey in honor of Ron Kramer. I spoke with his son, Kurt, and many of my teammates before I decided to change my number and they were all unbelievably supportive. Ron Kramer was the best tight end in Michigan history, and I think his number should be worn by someone playing that position. Moving strictly to wide receiver, I watched a lot of Michigan greats over the offseason and kept seeing receivers wearing number 1 making plays, from Anthony Carter to Derrick Alexander, David Terrell and Braylon Edwards, and I wanted to carry on another Michigan tradition this season.”

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