Michigan Football: Spring Practice Starts Today

ErocWolverineSenior Writer IMarch 18, 2009

Michigan football spring practice starts today.

•The released 2009 spring football roster.

•14 Wolverines work out for pro scouts.

Defensive tackle Will Johnson turned in the day’s most impressive performance, wowing the scouts and onlookers with an eye-popping and record-setting 47 reps of 225 pounds.

The effort eclipsed anything that has been previously achieved by a Wolverine and broke what was believed to be the NFL Combine record—42 reps set by former U-M left tackle Jake Long last season.

Johnson also clocked 4.9 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

Night of Champions

Following is a list of the team winners from tonight’s team competition:

Fast Man Relay: Team Magee (first), Team Smith (second), Team Rutledge/Team Frey (T-third)

Plyo Box Jump: Kevin Leach (first), four others tied for second

Medicine Ball Toss: David Molk (first), Mike Martin (second), Ryan Van Bergen (third)

Team Relay: Team Tall (first), Team Magee (second), Team Gibson/Team Dews (T-third)

Sled Drive: Team Frey (first), Team Tall (second), Team Singletary (third)

Farmers Walk with 260 Pounds: Brandon Herron (first), Brandon Graham (second), Vince Helmuth (third)

Tug of War: Team Tall (first), Team Dews (second), Team Gibson (third)

Dizzy Bat: Troy Woolfolk (first), Mike Williams (second), Nick Koenighsknecht (third)

Egg Eating: Bryant Nowicki (first), Tom Pomarico (second), Lawrence Perry (third).

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