Last year's Notre Dame/Michigan game was one of the biggest in Michigan Stadium history. An under the lights, primetime match-up between two of college footballs most storied programs with both wearing throwback uniforms just to add to the pomp and circumstance.
Individually, Michigan wide receiver Roy Roundtree had one of the most meaningful nights of his football life. He had the game winning catch in one of the wildest 4th quarter finishes ever and the night.
It’s notsurprising to Michigan fans that the Wolverines picked his number to go up and get the football in the waning seconds of that contest. Coming up with big catches in even larger situations has been the blueprint for Roundtree throughout his career. Whether it be a nine yard touchdown catch against Michigan State in 2009 that tied the game with two seconds left or a monster 15 yard reception to set up the winning score in South Bend in 2010, Roundtree will be counted on tonight when the Wolverines take the field.
If last week can be used as spring board to more production for Roundtree, the Wolverines will be more than happy to add his ability to a deeper than expected wide receiving core.
After being kept out of the end zone in each of Michigan first two games, Roundtree was able to get off the snide against Massachusetts and onto the score sheet with an 18 yard touchdown reception from quarterback Denard Robinson.
“I just ran straight to the sideline to celebrate with my teammates,” said Roundtree. “It was crazy though.”
“We were talking about it like I’m about to get in the end zone this game at halftime,” added Roundtree. “As soon as we came out I ended up scoring and they just all started laughing like, yeah he said it.”
With plenty of attention being given to freshman tight end Devin Funchess and converted wide receiver Devin Gardner, Roundtree could be the guy that steps up in South Bend.
To watch video of Roundtree talking about his first touchdown of the season, the wide receiver position and the big targets the Wolverines possess, click play below.