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1999 Michigan Wolverines football team

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.

1999 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 35–34 OT vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
1999 record10–2 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachLloyd Carr (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike DeBord (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Herrmann (3rd season)
MVPTom Brady
CaptainTom Brady
CaptainSteve Hutchinson
CaptainRob Renes
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 107,501)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Wisconsin $   7 1         10 2  
No. 5 Michigan %   6 2         10 2  
No. 7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
No. 11 Penn State   5 3         10 3  
No. 18 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
No. 24 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
No. 25 Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 43:30 p.m.No. 16 Notre Dame*No. 7ABCW 26–22111,523
September 1112:10 p.m.Rice*No. 6
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPN2W 37–3110,501
September 188:00 p.m.at Syracuse*No. 6CBSW 18–1349,249
September 253:30 p.m.at No. 20 WisconsinNo. 4ABCW 21–1679,037
October 212:10 p.m.No. 11 Purdue No. 4
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPNW 38–12111,468
October 912:00 p.m.at No. 11 Michigan StateNo. 3ABCL 31–3476,895
October 2312:10 p.m.IllinoisNo. 9
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPN+L 29–35111,188
October 3012:10 p.m.at IndianaNo. 15ESPN2W 34–3141,516
November 612:10 p.m.NorthwesternNo. 16
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPN+W 37–3110,794
November 1312:00 p.m.at No. 6 Penn StateNo. 16ABCW 31–2796,840
November 2012:00 p.m.Ohio StateNo. 10
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI (rivalry)
ABCW 24–17111,575
January 1, 20008:30 p.m.vs. No. 5 Alabama*No. 8ABCW 35–34 OT70,461
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Statistical achievementsEdit

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.[1] 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.[2] The team set the current NCAA single-season all-time home attendance record with an average of 111,175.[3]

RosterEdit

1999 Michigan Wolverines football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 79 Jeff Backus Jr
QB 10 Tom Brady Sr
C 65 David Brandt Jr
QB 7 Drew Henson Fr
G 76 Steve Hutchinson Jr
WR 85 Marcus Knight Sr
TE/FB 36 Aaron Shea Sr
WR 1 David Terrell So
RB 32 Anthony Thomas Jr
WR 4 Marquise Walker So
T 52 Chris Ziemann Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 37 Kurt Anderson Jr
LB 17 Larry Foote So
LB 20 Ian Gold Sr
LB 41 Tommy Hendricks Sr
LB 55 Dhani Jones Sr
DT 58 Rob Renes Sr
FS 15 DeWayne Patmon Jr
LB 31 John Spytek Fr
DT 91 Josh Williams Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 25 Hayden Epstein So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

1999 team players in the NFLEdit

The following players were claimed in the 2000 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
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

[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 124–125. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  2. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 120–123. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  3. ^ "NCAA football attendance plateaus after record run". National Collegiate Athletic Association. February 22, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-12-05. Retrieved July 13, 2010.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2000.htm
  5. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hensodr01.shtml
  6. ^ http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/395980
  7. ^ "Michigan's Academic All-Americans". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 2010-07-18. Retrieved July 8, 2010.

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