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Devin Funchess, WR

School: Michigan  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 230 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
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.
2013 Season
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.
2012 Season
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.
High School
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.
Player News
12/10/2014 - Michigan WR Devin Funchess headed to NFL...Michigan junior wide receiver Devin Funchess announced Tuesday that he plans to forgo his remaining college eligibility in Ann Arbor and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. He is projected as a first-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com. "I would like to thank my family, coaches and teammates for their support," Funchess said. "It's always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, and I am prepared to take the next step in my journey. I want to personally thank Coach (Brady) Hoke and his staff. I've learned life and character lessons from them, and they have helped me become a better person and man. I love Michigan."

A second-team All-Big Ten wide receiver, Funchess is currently ranked as the No. 6 wide receiver prospect for the 2015 class and No. 32 player overall. The former tight end led Michigan in receiving this past season with 62 catches for 733 yards and four touchdowns, his first season as a true wideout. While some around the league believe he should stay at tight end in the mold of Jermichael Finley, most think his NFL future is at wide receiver where he compares to Alshon Jeffery. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


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