Category Archives: Michigan football

Michigan linebacker David Ojabo’s unique path to football success

David Ojabo was born in Nigeria and raised in Scotland. He came to the United States for better athletic opportunities — in soccer and basketball. Not until he saw a classmate switch to football and garner interest from colleges did he think about football.

Now he’s a starter for Michigan.

Read about Ojabo’s remarkable rise — and unique journey — in my latest feature for MLive:

Nigeria-born, Scotland-raised, Michigan football LB continues remarkable rise

Meet Michigan football player Carter Selzer

Carter Selzer is a fifth-year senior for the Michigan Wolverines. He’s a reserve tight end who plays mostly on special teams. His story is compelling because he paid his own way (before Jim Harbaugh awarded him a scholarship this summer), will do anything to help Michigan win games, and has a sweet nickname.

Read my MLive feature on Selzer here:

Meet The Sheriff, Michigan football’s walk-on turned special teams standout

A Michigan athletics usher loses battle with covid-19

Robert Zavala, a dedicated member of the University of Michigan’s “event team” — the group of people who work the stadiums at Michigan sporting events — caught COVID-19 in November and died. He was just 49 years old.

Through his co-workers and others who knew him well, I tell Robert’s story, linked below.

A beloved usher, and the COVID death that rocked Michigan athletics