Found January 09, 2013 on
The B1g Time:
In a move that surprised just about everyone, myself included, Michigan's Taylor Lewan announced he will be staying at Michigan instead of taking the advice of many and leaving to be what was almost a sure top 10 pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
Lewan noted the tradition of past Michigan offensive linemen like Jake Long and Jon Jansen of staying on for their senior seasons. It's not as if there's a whole lot that's missing individually for him as he was a consensus 1st team All-American this year, as well as being named the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year and a 1st team all-B1G pick by both the coaches and the media.
Why else is Lewan coming back for his 5th season in Ann Arbor? He wants to win a Big Ten championship, something that the Wolverines or him have come close to sniffing at so far in his 4 years around the program. That's about as good a reason as any. There were other reasons, reasons you can read here.
Let's just hope he doesn't pull a Matt Barkley and have those goals go up in flames early and often, right? Oh, wait, he's not a prima dona QB... Well, let's see what happens.
One thing is for sure, this is a huge piece of news for an offensive line that will be big time young in 2013. Michigan will lose all three of their interior starters from this season (Ricky Barnum, Elliot Mealer, Patrick Omameh), so this news is huge for a line that will be looking to rebuild.
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Junior Michigan offensive linemen Taylor Lewan has announced that he will pursue his NFL career in 2014. He will return to Michigan for his senior year! What a huge lift for #Team134. This is big. So proud of the big man.
More on what the impact of this decision will have later. For now, here's a gallery of Lewan photos I've compiled from over the...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's All-American offensive tackle Taylor Lewan has always been unpredictable.
Wednesday, he might have pulled off his most surprising move of all time.
Despite being told by the NFL advisory board that he would probably be a high first-round pick in April, Lewan announced that he was going to return to Michigan for his senior season.
After holding a press conference to announce he would return for his Senior season, shocking nearly everyone in the room, Michigan LT Taylor Lewan headed over to the Michigan basketball game against Nebraska. Lewan was accompanied by his teammate Jake Ryan, but only he would be the one conducting the Michigan band.Lewan has been known for doing fantastically hilarious things such...
Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is putting millions of dollars on hold to chase a Big Ten championship.
The All-America first-team player and the league's offensive lineman of the year is staying for his senior season, turning down a chance to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft and to be rich as soon as this spring.
''People don't really understand why...
A top 15 pick and millions of guaranteed dollars playing in the NFL or a chance at “unfinished” business with Michigan?
Wolverine offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, a perennial upper tier first round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft decided he would roll the dice and return to the University for one last shot at glory in Ann Arbor.
“A lot of people had questions about whether I was...
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All-American offensive tackle Taylor Lewan has surprised experts by announcing he will stay in college one more year. Lewan was expected to be a first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Lewan is 6’8″ and 309 pounds. He helped the Wolverine offensive line give up a conference low 15 sacks.
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Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan has announced he will return to school for his senior season. (The B1G Time)
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Rejoice Michigan fans. Junior offensive tackle Taylor Lewan announced Wednesday that he will be staying in school for his senior season. The 6-foot-8, 310 pound Scottsdale, Arizona native dropped the shocking statement during a press conference on campus. He called passing up definite first round money (likely top ten pick money) to return to school a “no-brainer.”
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