Devin Funchess to Wear Famed No. 1 Jersey This Season

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Michigan announced prior to Saturday’s game vs. Appalachian State that junior wide receiver Devin Funchess will wear the famous number-one jersey this season.

He had previously worn the number 87, a Legends Jersey honoring former Michigan tight end great Ron Kramer.

Funchess released a statement as to why the change was made.

“It was an incredible honor to be selected to wear the number 87 Legends Jersey in honor of Ron Kramer. I spoke with his son, Kurt, and many of my teammates before I decided to change my number and they were all unbelievably supportive,” said Funchess. “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.”

The jersey has not been worn in ten seasons, with Braylon Edwards being the last Wolverine to don the famed number.

Derek Devine
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