Two-year letterman ... has appeared in 26 games at tight end, making 15 starts ... joined Jim Mandich as the second tight end in program history with back-to-back 100-yard performances and three career 100-yard games ... has recorded a reception in 14 straight games ... named one of eight semi-finalists for the 2013 John Mackey Award, given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end.
Big Ten Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team (media) and second team (coaches) ... Sporting News All-Big Ten Team ... earned second varsity letter ...appeared in 13 games at tight end, making nine starts ... his 748 receiving yards are the most all-time by a U-M tight end in a single season ... also tallied six touchdowns ... named one of eight semifinalist for the John Mackey Award ... named John Mackey Award Tight End of the Week (Oct. 5) ... named College Football Performance Award National Tight End of the Week (Oct. 5) ... OHIO STATE ... made four catches for 41 yards and one touchdown ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 16) ... tallied seven catches for 61 yards ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 9) ... recorded six catches for 66 yards and a touchdown ... MICHIGAN STATE (Nov. 2) ... tallied six receptions for 66 yards ... INDIANA (Oct. 19) ... caught four passes for 84 yards ... PENN STATE (Oct. 12) ... made four catches for 112 yards and a career-best two touchdowns, one for a career-long 59 yards ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 5) ... tallied seven receptions for 151 yards, both career highs, and one touchdown ... AKRON (Spet. 14) ... caught two passes for 65 yards and one touchdown ... career-long 48-yard touchdown reception ... CENTRAL MICHIGAN (Aug. 31) ... recorded two receptions for 47 yards.
Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (media) ... ESPN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team ... Phil Steele's Postseason All-Freshman Team ... BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team ... earned first varsity letter ... appeared in 13 games at tight end, starting five contests ... tallied 15 receptions for 234 yards and five touchdowns ... five touchdown catches tied for fourth most in U-M football history by a tight end ... made first career start vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 15) ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... posted one catch for four yards ... IOWA (Nov. 17) ... hauled in one catch for 29 yards and a score ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... recorded eight-yard touchdown reception ... ILLINOIS (Oct. 13) ... tallied eight-yard TD reception ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... posted two receptions for 34 yards with one touchdown ... AIR FORCE (Sept. 8) ... scored first career touchdown ... led the team in receiving yards with 106 ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... made career debut as a reserve tight end.
Attended Harrison High School (2012) coached by John Herrington ... helped lead team to the Michigan Division II state title as a junior ... high school teammates with U-M teammate Mario Ojemudia ... Key Statistics ... tallied 21 receptions for 452 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... recorded three sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and three pass break-ups in 2011 ... caught 34 passes for 709 yards and five touchdowns as a junior ... Honors and Rankings ... named to the Detroit News Blue Chip List as a senior.
Devin Funchess was born on May 21, 1994 ... enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, major undeclared.
- 2014 BIG TEN FOOTBALL PRESEASON PLAYERS TO WATCH (MEDIA): Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan...Funchess, who has been included on preseason watch lists for the Biletnikoff Award, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year, moves to wide receiver in 2014 after appearing in the first 26 games of his career at tight end. Last season, he was named the Big Ten Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year and a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award in addition to earning first team All-Big Ten acclaim after hauling in 49 catches for 748 yards and six touchdowns.
His receiving yards were the highest single-season total by a U-M tight end in program history. In his career, Funchess has 64 receptions for 982 yards and 11 touchdowns. He enters the 2014 season having caught at least one pass in 14 straight games. Funchess is one of five from the East Division selected by the media panel as announced on the first day of Big Ten Media Days. The Wolverines begin practice Aug. 4 in preparation for the season opener against Appalachian State in Michigan Stadium on Aug. 30. - Michigan football