Michigan Football added kicker JJ McGrath (Macomb, Michigan) to their 2013 recruiting class. McGrath will be a preferred walk-on and is slated to receive a full scholarship when Brendan Gibbons completes his final season of eligibility this year.
McGrath has a big leg and booted a 57 yard field goal for his Lutheran North High School team this season. He actually grew up in Holt...
One of the most aggressive and coachable linemen in attendance at the Under Armour Junior Combine in Florida was 2014 OL Reilly Gibbons. Gibbons, cousin of U-M kicker Brendan Gibbons, visited Michigan quite a bit for bowl practices.
Michigan Football restored order in a series that had run amok on them the past 4 years with a 12-10 victory over Michigan State. The win snapped a 4-game winning streak for MSU in the rivalry, gave Michigan their 900th career victory, and brought the Paul Bunyan Trophy back home. I’ll start off by saying I was way off in predicting a 38-13 win. It was tough sledding on offense...
Brendan Gibbons made a 38-yard field goal with 5 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Michigan to a 12-10 win over Michigan State on Saturday.
When asked what was going through his mind as he lined up for the game winning kick in the 2012 Sugar Bowl, Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons calmly responded that he was dreaming of girls on the beach.
For Michigan kicker Brendan Gibbons, his 34-yard field goal helped Michigan win the Sugar Bowl in overtime against Virginia Tech.
During the post game press conference Gibbons was asked what he was thinking of as Virginia Tech iced him prior to his game-winning kick.
Gibbons provided the best answer of all-time:
(Courtesy of Kegs N' Eggs)
I can only speak for my Alma Mater, but at The Ohio State University the kicker had groupies.
Not as many as the star players, but more than me, so I wasn’t mad at them. Now you have to make the big kicks to keep your groupies.
I always wanted a player to admit that and thank god for 36 year old Michigan Kicker Brendan Gibbons (He isn’t really 36, I don’t think anyway) for...
Call me crazy, Michigan alums, but it could be time to rewrite one of the most famous fight songs in sports. "Hail! to the victors valiant Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes Hail! Hail! to Brunettes!" Following his 37-yard field goal in overtime to give the Wolverines a 23-20 Sugar Bowl victory (their first BCS bowl win in more than a decade), Brendan Gibbons gave credit...
If you’re going to win ugly, you might as well win ugly in the Sugar Bowl. Despite racking up a measly 184 yards of total offense, Michigan defeated Virginia Tech in overtime Tuesday night to win the Sugar Bowl. Virginia Tech had 377 yards of offense and 22 first downs to Michigan’s 11. None of it mattered when kicker Brendan Gibbons banged home a 37-yard field goal in overtime...
SOOTHES THE NERVES
It was the biggest kick of Brendan Gibbons’ life, and he was envisioning the ball sailing through the uprights and a Michigan Sugar Bowl win. This is what champions are made of, and Gibbons was concentrating on securing a victory for his team in overtime. He was at one with the moment, and his focus [...]