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2000 Michigan Wolverines football team

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Conference  Big Ten Conference
AP  No. 11
Head coach  Lloyd Carr (6th year)
Coaches  No. 10
2000 record  9–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
2000 Michigan Wolverines football team
Offensive coordinator  Stan Parrish (1st year)

The 2000 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.


Michigan State

  • Anthony Thomas 25 Rush, 175 Yds
  • Ohio State

  • Drew Henson 14/25, 303 Yds
  • Florida Citrus Bowl

  • Anthony Thomas 32 Rush, 182 Yds
  • David Terrell 4 Rec, 136 Yds
  • Marquise Walker 4 Rec, 100 Yds
  • Statistical achievements

    David Terrell was the Big Ten receiving yardage champion for all games with 94.2 yards per game. The team led the Big Ten in passing efficiency for conference games (148.0) and all games (155.3). They led the conference in turnover margin (+1.13, co-leader with Northwestern) in conference games and (+1.08) in all games.

    Anthony Thomas set several school records: single-season carries (319), eclipsing the 303 mark by Tim Biakabutuka set five years earlier and broken three years later by Chris Perry; career carries (924), breaking Jamie Morris' thirteen-year-old record of 809 and broken seven years later by Mike Hart; career yards (4472), also breaking Jamie Morris' thirteen-year-old record of 4393 and broken seven years later by Hart; career rushing touchdowns (52), breaking Tyrone Wheatley's six-year-old record of 47 and still standing; single season yards per game (144.4), eclipsing Morris' 141.9 from 1987 and still standing; single-season 150-yard games (6), surpassing Morris and Rob Lytle who had 5 in 1987 and 1976, respectively; career 100-yard games (22) eclipsing Wheatley's 20 in 1994 and surpassed by Hart in 2007; career 150-yard games (9), surpassing Morris' 7 set in 1987 and surpassed by Hart in 2007. Drew Henson ended his career with the current school record for lowest interception percentage (1.87), surpassing Michael Taylor's 2.55 set in 1989. Terrell broke Amani Toomer's single season reception yards record of 1096 by posting 1130 yards, but Marquise Walker surpassed this record the following season.


  • Kurt Anderson, offensive line, senior, Glenbrook, Illinois
  • Dave Armstrong, fullback, junior, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • B. J. Askew, fullback, sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio - started 6 games at fullback
  • David Baas, offensive line, freshman, Sarasota, Florida
  • Jeff Backus, offensive line, fifth-year senior, Norcross, Georgia - started all 12 games at left offensive tackle
  • Ryan Beard, running back, sophomore, Houston, Texas
  • Calvin Bell, wide receiver, freshman, Simi Valley, California
  • Ronald Bellamy, wide receiver, sophomore, New Orleans, Louisiana - started 3 games at flanker, 2 games at fullback, 1 game at split end
  • David Brandt, offensive line, fifth-year senior, Jenison, Michigan - started all 12 games at center
  • Walter Cross, running back, junior, Fort Washington, Maryland
  • Joe Denay, offensive line, junior, Bay City, Michigan
  • Deitan Dubuc, tight end, junior, Fabreville, Quebec
  • Tyler Ecker, tight end, freshman, El Dorado Hills, California
  • Justin Fargas, running back, junior, Encino, California
  • Jermaine Gonzalez, quarterback, freshman, Pontiac, Michigan
  • Jonathan Goodwin, offensive line, senior, Columbia, South Carolina - started 9 games at right offensive guard
  • Drew Henson, quarterback, junior, Brighton, Michigan - started 8 games at quarterback
  • Steve Hutchinson, offensive line, fifth-year senior, Coral Springs, Florida - started all 12 games at left offensive guard
  • Tommy Jones, wide receiver, fifth-year senior, Lansing, Michigan
  • Bennie Joppru, tight end, junior, Wayzata, Minnesota - started 3 games at tight end, 1 game at split end, 1 game at flanker and 1 game at fullback
  • Ben Mast, offensive line, senior, Massillon, Ohio - started 3 games at right offensive guard
  • Todd Mossa, offensive line, junior, Darien, Connecticut
  • John Navarre, quarterback, sophomore, Cudahy, Wisconsin - started 4 games at quarterback
  • Tony Pape, offensive line, sophomore, Clarendon Hills, Illinois
  • Chris Perry, running back, freshman, Advance, North Carolina
  • Aaron Richards, wide receiver, senior, Reading, Michigan
  • Eric Rosel, tight end, senior, Liberal, Kansas - started 1 game at fullback
  • Bill Seymour, tight end, senior, Granger, Indiana - started 8 games at tight end, 1 game at fullback
  • Rudy Smith, wide receiver, senior, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Demetrius Solomon, offensive line, sophomore, Flint, Michigan
  • David Terrell, wide receiver, junior, Richmond, Virginia - started 10 games at split end
  • Anthony Thomas, running back, senior, Winnfield, Louisiana - started all 12 games at tailback
  • Shawn Thompson, tight end, senior, Saginaw, Michigan - started 1 game at tight end
  • Marquise Walker, wide receiver, junior, Syracuse, New York - started 7 games at flanker
  • Eric Warner, offensive line, fifth-year senior, Brighton, Michigan
  • Maurice Williams, offensive line, senior, Detroit, Michigan - started all 12 games at right offensive tackle
  • Defense

  • Norman Boebert, defensive line, sophomore, Peoria, Arizona
  • Grant Bowman, defensive line, sophomore, Blacklick, Ohio - started 5 games at nose tackle
  • Eric Brackins, inside linebacker, senior, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - started 8 games at inside linebacker
  • Philip Brackins, linebacker, sophomore, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  • Emmanuel Casseus, linebacker, freshman, Montreal, Quebec
  • Evan Coleman, RLB, junior, Houston, Texas - started 4 games at r linebacker
  • Julius Curry, strong safety, junior, Detroit, Michigan - started 11 games at strong safety
  • P. J. Cwayna, inside linebacker, senior, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Carl Diggs, linebacker, sophomore, Warren, Ohio - started 2 games at inside linebacker
  • Charles Drake, defensive back, sophomore, Los Angeles, California - started 2 games at free safety, 1 game at strong safety, 1 game at inside linebacker
  • Larry Foote, inside linebacker, junior, Detroit, Michigan - started all 12 games at inside linebacker
  • Robert Fraumann, linebacker, senior, Deerfield, Illinois
  • Jake Frysinger, defensive end, senior, Grosse Ile, Michigan - started 1 game at defensive end
  • Norm Heuer, defensive line, sophomore, Peoria, Arizona - started 1 game at defensive end, 1 game at nose tackl
  • Victor Hobson, outside linebacker, junior, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey - started 10 games at outside linebacker
  • Todd Howard, cornerback, junior, Bolingbrook, Illinois - started 11 games at weak-side cornerback
  • Anthony Jordan, linebacker, senior, Jersey City, New Jersey - started 1 game at inside linebacker
  • Cato June, free safety, junior, Washington, D.C.
  • Alain Kashama, defensive line, freshman, Montreal, Quebec - started 2 games at r linebacker
  • Zach Kaufman, linebacker, freshman, Claremont, California
  • Brodie Killian, outside linebacker, senior, Dearborn, Michigan
  • Shawn Lazarus, defensive line, junior, Canal Fulton, Ohio - started 5 games at defensive tackle
  • Jeremy LeSueur, cornerback, sophomore, Holly Springs, Mississippi - started 1 game at strong-side cornerback, 1 game at weak-side cornerback
  • Michael Manning, cornerback, senior, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Jeremy Miller, LS, senior, Swanton, Ohio
  • Dwight Mosley, linebacker, junior, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Shantee Orr, RLB, sophomore, Detroit, Michigan - started 2 games at r linebacker, 1 game at nose tackle
  • DeWayne Patmon, strong safety, senior, San Diego, California - started 10 games at strong safety
  • Dave Pearson, defensive line, sophomore, Brighton, Michigan
  • Dave Petruziello, defensive end, junior, Mentor, Ohio - started 3 games at defensive tackle
  • Gary Rose, defensive line, senior, Quinnesec, Michigan
  • Dan Rumishek, defensive line, junior, Addison, Illinois - started 10 games at defensive end
  • Andy Sechler, outside linebacker, fifth-year senior, Union City, Michigan
  • Joseph Sgroi, linebacker, junior, Plymouth, Michigan
  • Jon Shaw, defensive back, sophomore, Coral Springs, Florida
  • John Spytek, linebacker, sophomore, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
  • Larry Stevens, linebacker, freshman, Tacoma, Washington - started 4 games at r linebacker
  • James Whitley, cornerback, senior, Norfolk, Virginia - started 9 games at strong-side cornerback
  • Brandon Williams, cornerback, sophomore, Omaha, Nebraska - started 2 games at strong-side cornerback, 1 game at outside linebacker
  • Dan Williams, free safety, fifth-year senior, Temperance, Michigan
  • Eric Wilson, defensive line, fifth-year senior, Monroe, Michigan - started 5 games at nose tackle, 4 games at defensive tackle
  • Clyde Young, defensive line, senior, Springfield, Ohio
  • Kickers

  • Jeff Del Verne, place-kicker, fifth-year senior, Sylvania, Ohio
  • Hayden Epstein, place-kicker, punter, junior, Cardiff, California
  • Adam Finley, punter, place-kicker, freshman, Greenwood, Indiana
  • Cory Sargent, punter, fifth-year senior, South Lyon, Michigan
  • Awards and honors

    The individuals in the sections below earned recognition for meritorious performances at the national, conference and team levels.


  • All-Americans: Steve Hutchinson, David Terrell
  • Jim Parker Trophy (top collegiate offensive lineman): Steve Hutchinson
  • Conference

  • All-Conference: Steve Hutchinson, Anthony Thomas, David Terrell, Jeff Backus, Larry Foote
  • Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year: Steve Hutchinson
  • Team

  • Co-captains: Steve Hutchinson, Anthony Thomas, James Whitley, Eric Wilson
  • Most Valuable Player: Anthony Thomas
  • Meyer Morton Award: Jeff Backus
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Ronald Bellamy
  • Frederick Matthei Award: David Terrell
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Andy Sechler
  • Dick Katcher Award: Dan Rumishek
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Jeff Backus, Maurice Williams, Steve Hutchinson
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: David Brandt, DeWayne Patmon
  • Roger Zatkoff Award: Victor Hobson
  • Coaching staff

  • Head coach: Lloyd Carr
  • Assistant coaches: Teryl Austin, Erik Campbell, Jim Herrmann, Brady Hoke, Fred Jackson, Terry Malone, Andy Moeller, Bobby Morrison, Stan Parrish
  • Trainer: Paul Schmidt
  • Managers: Sean Merrill (senior manager), Craig Hisey, Gregory Deutch, Jason Henderson, Chad Seigle, Lisa Kuzma, Victor H. Soto, Chris Anderson, Brian Resutek, Adam Jahnke, Rick Polanco, Craig Podolski, Taylor Morgan, Chris LeMaster, Joe Harper, Maggie Malone
  • References

    2000 Michigan Wolverines football team Wikipedia