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1983 Michigan Wolverines football team

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Conference  Big Ten Conference
AP  No. 8
Coaches  No. 9
1983 record  9–3 (8–1 Big Ten)
1983 Michigan Wolverines football team
Head coach  Bo Schembechler (15th year)
Defensive coordinator  Gary Moeller (6th year)

The 1983 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Bo Schembechler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

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Offense

  • Greg Armstrong, fullback, senior, Middletown, Ohio - started 4 games at fullback
  • Art Balourdos, center, junior, Chicago, Illinois
  • Vincent Bean, split end, senior, Southfield, Michigan - started all 12 games at split end
  • Milt Carthens, tight end, senior, Pontiac, Michigan
  • Dan Decker, quarterback, sophomore, Roseville, Michigan
  • Jerry Diorio, offensive guard, senior, Youngstown, Ohio - started all 12 games at left offensive guard
  • Tom Dixon, center, senior, Fort Wayne, Indiana - started all 12 games at center
  • Jumbo Elliott, offensive tackle, freshman, Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
  • Eddie Garrett, fullback, sophomore, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - started 6 games at fullback
  • David Hall, quarterback, senior, Livonia, Michigan - started 1 game at quarterback
  • Mark Hammerstein, offensive line, sophomore, Wapakoneta, Ohio
  • Jim Harbaugh, quarterback, sophomore, Palo Alto, California
  • Ken Higgins, wide receiver, freshman, Battle Creek, Michigan - started 1 game at flanker
  • Stefan Humphries, offensive guard, senior, Broward, Florida - started all 12 games at right offensive guard
  • Jerald Ingram, fullback, senior, Beaver, Pennsylvania
  • Rosby Jackson, quarterback, wide receiver, return specialist, senior, Detroit, Michigan-started 2 games at quarterback, 2 games as wide receiver *Doug James, offensive guard, senior, Louisville, Kentucky - started all 12 games at right offensive tackle
  • Gilvanni Johnson, wide receiver, sophomore, Detroit, Michigan - started 4 games at flanker
  • Eric Kattus, tight end, junior, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Ben Logue, running back, sophomore, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Triando Markray, wide receiver, sophomore, Detroit, Michigan - started 7 games at flanker
  • Brian Mercer, tailback, junior, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Clay Miller, offensive tackle, junior, Norman, Oklahoma - started all 12 games at left offensive tackle
  • Sim Nelson, tight end, junior, Fort Wayne, Indiana - started all 12 games at tight end
  • Bob Perryman, running back, sophomore, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
  • Dan Rice, running back, sophomore, Roxbury, Massachusetts - started 2 games at fullback
  • Rick Rogers, running back, junior, Inkster, Michigan - started 11 games at tailback
  • Kerry Smith, running back, senior, Grand Rapids, Michigan - started 1 game at tailback
  • Steve Smith, quarterback, senior, Grand Blanc, Michigan - started 11 games at quarterback
  • Larry Sweeney, center, senior, Alma, Michigan
  • Gerald White, running back, freshman, Titusville, Florida
  • Thomas Wilcher, tailback, sophomore, Detroit, Michigan
  • Dan Yarano, offensive guard, senior, Zanesville, Ohio
  • Defense

  • Jeffery Akers, outside linebacker, junior, Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Timothy Anderson, inside linebacker, junior, Ann Arbor, Michigan - started 6 games at inside linebacker
  • Mike Boren, inside linebacker, senior, Columbus, Ohio - started 4 games at inside linebacker
  • Kevin Brooks, defensive tackle, junior, Detroit, Michigan - started all 12 games at defensive tackle
  • Fritz Burgess, defensive back, senior, Pasadena, California
  • Brad Cochran, defensive back, junior, Royal Oak, Michigan - started all 12 games at strong-side cornerback
  • Jeff Cohen, defensive back, senior, Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Evan Cooper, defensive back, senior, Miami, Florida - started all 12 games (8 at strong safety, 4 at free safety)
  • Vincent DeFelice, defensive tackle, senior, Trenton, Michigan - started 11 games at defensive tackle
  • John Ferens, defensive back, senior, Toledo, Ohio
  • Tony Gant, linebacker, sophomore, Fremont, Ohio - started 8 games at free safety
  • Joe Gray, linebacker, junior, Detroit, Michigan
  • Mike Hammerstein, defensive tackle, junior, Wapakoneta, Ohio - started 1 game at defensive tackle
  • Thomas J. Hassel, outside linebacker, senior, Cincinnati, Ohio - started 6 games at outside linebacker
  • Dieter Heren, defensive back, sophomore, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Jim Herrmann, inside linebacker, senior, Dearborn Heights, Michigan
  • Rich Hewlett, defensive back, senior, Plymouth, Michigan - started 4 games at strong safety
  • John Lott, defensive back, senior, Masury, Ohio - started all 12 games at weak-side cornerback
  • Rodney Lyles, outside linebacker, senior, Miami, Florida - started 11 games at outside linebacker
  • Doug Mallory, defensive back, freshman, DeKalb, Illinois
  • Mike Mallory, inside linebacker, junior, DeKalb, Illinois - started all 12 games at inside linebacker
  • Dave Meredith, defensive tackle, senior, Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • Andy Moeller, inside linebacker, sophomore, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Mike Reinhold, inside linebacker, sophomore, Muskegon, Michigan - started 2 games at inside linebacker
  • Garland Rivers, defensive back, freshman, Canton, Ohio
  • Nathaniel Rodgers, middle guard, senior, Warren, Ohio
  • Carlton Rose, outside linebacker, senior, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - started 6 games at outside linebacker
  • James Scarcelli, outside linebacker, junior, Warren, Michigan - started 1 game at outside linebacker
  • Alan Sincich, middle guard, junior, Cleveland, Ohio - started all 12 games at middle guard
  • Michael Wilson, defensive tackle, senior, Detroit, Michigan
  • Kickers

  • Bob Bergeron, place-kicker, senior, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Don Bracken, punter, senior, Thermopolis, Wyoming
  • Todd Schlopy, place-kicker, senior, Orchard Park, New York
  • Awards

  • All-Americans: Stefan Humphries, Tom Dixon
  • All-Conference: Stefan Humphries, Tom Dixon, Bob Bergeron, Kevin Brooks, Al Sincich, Evan Cooper
  • Most Valuable Player: Steve Smith
  • Meyer Morton Award: Steve Smith
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Bob Perryman
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Al Sincich
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Stefan Humphries
  • Dick Katcher Award: Carlton Rose
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Jeff Cohen
  • Professional football

    Fourteen (14) members of the 1983 football team went on to play professional football. They are Don Bracken (Green Bay Packers 1985-90, Los Angeles Rams 1992-93), Kevin Brooks (Dallas Cowboys 1985-88, Detroit Lions 1989-90), Milt Carthens (Indianapolis Colts, 1987), Evan Cooper (Philadelphia Eagles 1984-87, Atlanta Falcons, 1988-89), Jerry Diorio (Detroit Lions, 1987), Jumbo Elliott (New York Giants, 1988–95, New York Jets, 1996-2000, 2002), Mike Hammerstein (Cincinnati Bengals 1986-90), Jim Harbaugh (Chicago Bears, 1987–1993, Indianapolis Colts 1994–1997, Baltimore Ravens 1998, San Diego Chargers 1999–2000, Carolina Panthers 2001), Stefan Humphries (Chicago Bears 1984-86, Denver Broncos 1987-88), Eric Kattus (Cincinnati Bengals 1986-91, New York Jets 1992), Bob Perryman (New England Patriots 1987-90, Denver Broncos 1991-92), Garland Rivers (Chicago Bears 1987, Albany Firebirds, 1990-91, Arizona Rattlers, 1992–93), Carlton Rose (Washington Redskins 1987), Gerald White (Dallas Cowboys 1987),

    Coaching staff

  • Head coach: Bo Schembechler
  • Assistant coaches: Alex Agase, Tirrel Burton, Lloyd Carr, Bob Chmiel, Jerry Hanlon, Jerry Meter, Gary Moeller, Paul Schudel, Bob Thornbladh, Elliot Uzelac, Milan Vooletich
  • Trainer: Russ Miller
  • Manager: Paul Gehkas, Douglans Ham, Kenneth Pefkins, Robert Reid
  • References

    1983 Michigan Wolverines football team Wikipedia


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