Football

Willie Henry declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday night.

In his third season playing on the 12th-ranked Wolverines’ front, the 6-foot-3, 311-pound Henry had career highs in tackles (34), tackles for loss (10) and sacks (6.5).

The Michigan football team will have open tryouts on Jan. 23.

Tryouts start at 10 a.m. after check-in and registration at 9 a.m.

Senior Linebacker Joe Bolden led the Wolverines in tackles this season with 83.

Of the players Jim Harbaugh inherited for his first season as Michigan football coach, no group was more seasoned than the linebackers.

Jourdan Lewis led a Michigan secondary that capped a standout season with a victory in the Citrus Bowl.

With the 2015 season in the books, it’s safe to say that any uncertainty about Michigan’s pass defense was squashed early and often en route to a truly special year.

Baxter previously served as USC’s special teams coordinator 2010-13, a span in which his teams blocked 24 kicks.

Jake Rudock passed for 278 yards and three touchdowns in the Citrus Bowl against Florida.

There were plenty of highlights to be found in Orlando.

The Michigan football team's successful season meant a lot even to players who don't see the field often, such as senior tight end Michael Jocz (above).

“We’re on a ball team. It’s the Michigan Wolverine football team. And we like being on that ball team.”

Jehu Chesson caught his ninth touchdown of the season in Michigan's 41-7 rout of Florida in the Citrus Bowl.

In the end, Michigan’s season finished at a peak.

Redshirt junior running back Drake Johnson runs the ball in a game against Florida at the Citrus Bowl on Friday.

All year long, the three roommates have wanted to each score a touchdown in the same game.

Senior fullback Sione Houma celebrates his touchdown with fifth year senior quarterback Jake Rudock in a game against Florida at the Citrus Bowl.

Sure, it wasn’t the national championship, a Rose Bowl championship or a Big Ten championship, but for one day, it seemed like none of that mattered. Friday wasn’t the day to minimize Michigan’s feats.