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Devin Funchess Will Wear No. 1 This Season

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TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 28: Tight end Devin Funchess #87 of the Michigan Wolverines runs with the football after a reception against the Kansas State Wildcats during the second quarter of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

TEMPE, AZ – DECEMBER 28: Tight end Devin Funchess #87 of the Michigan Wolverines runs with the football after a reception against the Kansas State Wildcats during the second quarter of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium on December 28, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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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.

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