CBS DETROIT – The University of Michigan announced prior to the season opener Saturday that tight end-turned-wide receiver Devin Funchess will be wearing No. 1 this season.
“It was an incredible honor to be selected to wear the number 87 Legends Jersey in honor of Ron Kramer,” Funchess stated in a press release. “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.”
Funchess recorded 748 yards on 49 receptions last season.