1999 Michigan Wolverines football team
|1999 Michigan Wolverines football|
|Orange Bowl Champions|
|Orange Bowl, W 35–34 vs. Alabama|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1999 record||10–2 (6–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Lloyd Carr (5th year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Mike DeBord (3rd year)|
|Defensive coordinator||Jim Herrmann (3rd year)|
|Home stadium||Michigan Stadium
|1999 Big Ten football standings|
|#4/4 Wisconsin †||7||–||1||10||–||2|
|#5/5 Michigan ‡||6||–||2||10||–||2|
|#7/7 Michigan State||6||–||2||10||–||2|
|#11/11 Penn State||0*||–||3||0*||–||3|
|† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
The 1999 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. That year Michigan Wolverines football competed in the Big Ten Conference in almost all intercollegiate sports including men's college football. The 1999 Wolverines finished the season with a 10–2 record (6–2 in the Big Ten) and defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2000 Orange Bowl. The team was ranked #5 in both the final coaches and AP polls. The team was led by All-American and Academic All-American Rob Renes and his co-captains Tom Brady and Steve Hutchinson.
|September 4, 1999||3:30 PM||#16/18 Notre Dame*||#7/7||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry)||ABC||W 26–22||111,523|
|September 11, 1999||12:10 PM||Rice*||#6/5||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||ESPN2||W 37–3||110,501|
|September 18, 1999||8:00 PM||at Syracuse*||#6/5||Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY||CBS||W 18–13||49,249|
|September 25, 1999||3:30 PM||at #20/17 Wisconsin||#4/4||Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI||ABC||W 21–16||79,037|
|October 2, 1999||12:10 PM||#11/10 Purdue||#4/4||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||ESPN||W 38–12||111,468|
|October 9, 1999||12:00 PM||at #11/11 Michigan State||#3/3||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy)||ABC||L 34–31||76,895|
|October 23, 1999||12:10 PM||Illinois||#9/9||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||ESPN+||L 35–29||110,188|
|October 30, 1999||12:10 PM||at Indiana||#15/14||Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN||ESPN2||W 34–31||41,516|
|November 6, 1999||12:10 PM||Northwestern||#16/15||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||ESPN+||W 37–3||110,794|
|November 13, 1999||12:00 PM||at #6/8 Penn State||#16/15||Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA||ABC||W 31–27||96,840|
|November 20, 1999||12:00 PM||Ohio State||#10/10||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (The Game)||ABC||W 24–17||111,575|
|January 1, 2000||8:30 PM||vs. #5/6 Alabama*||#8/8||Pro Player Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl)||ABC||W 35–34 OT||70,461|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from poll=AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.|
Marcus Knight tied Desmond Howard (1991) and Anthony Carter (1981) for the school record with three consecutive 100-yard reception games. Braylon Edwards would post four in 2003 and 2004.Tom Brady concluded his career by breaking his own single-game pass completions record with the current record of 34 against Alabama in the January 1, 2000 Orange Bowl. The game marked the tenth 4-touchdown passing performance in school history, a feat that is still unsurpassed by any Michigan quarterback. For the season, he tied his own single-season completions record (214) set the prior season and broken by Navarre in 2002. He also set the single-season passing yards per game record of 215.5, surpassing Jim Harbaugh's 209.9 in 1986 and broken by Navarre in 2002. He broke Todd Collins' career 200-yard game record of 14 set in 1994 by one, a record broken by Navarre during his junior season in 2002. The team set the current NCAA single-season all-time home attendance record with an average of 111,175.
1999 team players in the NFL
The following players were claimed in the 2000 NFL Draft.
|Ian Gold||Linebacker||2||40||Denver Broncos|
|Aaron Shea||Tight End||4||110||Cleveland Browns|
|Josh Williams||Defensive Tackle||4||122||Indianapolis Colts|
|Dhani Jones||Linebacker||6||177||New York Giants|
|Tom Brady||Quarterback||6||199||New England Patriots|
|Rob Renes||Defensive Tackle||7||235||Indianapolis Colts|
- Running Back Anthony Thomas was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 2001 NFL Draft.
- Quarterback Drew Henson played professional baseball for the New York Yankees and played professional football for the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions. Henson was selected by the Cowboys in the 2003 NFL Draft.
Awards and honors
- Co-captains: Tom Brady, Steve Hutchinson, Rob Renes
- All-Americans: Rob Renes
- Academic All-American: Renes (first team)
- All-Conference: Steve Hutchinson, David Terrell, Rob Renes, Ian Gold, Tommy Hendricks, Jeff Backus
- Most Valuable Player: Tom Brady
- Meyer Morton Award: Grady Brooks
- John Maulbetsch Award: Drew Henson
- Frederick Matthei Award: Anthony Thomas
- Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Dhani Jones
- Dick Katcher Award: Rob Renes
- Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Jeff Backus
- Robert P. Ufer Award: Marcus Knight
- Roger Zatkoff Award: Ian Gold
- Head coach: Lloyd Carr
- Assistant coaches: Teryl Austin, Erik Campbell, Mike DeBord, Jim Herrmann, Brady Hoke, Fred Jackson, Terry Malone, Bobby Morrison, Stan Parrish
- Trainer: Paul Schmidt
- Managers: Brian Buckler, Greg Deutch, Dave Eklund, Bill Hausman, Craig Hisey, Lisa Kuzma, Chris Lemaster, Paul Levi, Sean Merrill, Taylor Morgan, David Peabody, Craig Podolski, Brian Retusek, Victor Soto, Ryan Staton
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