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Posted on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 : 11:39 a.m.

Kevin Koger, Junior Hemingway listed on roster for East-West Shrine Game

By Kyle Meinke

Junior Hemingway and Kevin Koger have concluded their careers with the Michigan football team, but they have one college game left in them.

Hemingway, a receiver, and Koger, a tight end, are listed on the roster for the East-West Shrine Game. The all-star event, open to seniors who have exhausted their eligibility, will be held Jan. 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla.


Kevin Koger


Junior Hemingway

No Michigan players competed in the Shrine Game last year. The most recent Wolverines to participate were Morgan Trent and Terrance Taylor in 2009.

Koger caught 23 passes this year for 244 yards and four touchdowns this season, all career highs. He is working out with former Michigan strength and conditioning coach Mike Barwis and is expected to be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Hemingway was Michigan's top receiver, hauling in 34 catches for 699 yards and four touchdowns, all career highs. He caught two touchdowns in the Wolverines' Sugar Bowl win against Virginia Tech and was named the game's MVP.

He is expected to latch onto a pro team, either as a late-round pick or an undrafted free agent.

Other players from the Big Ten to compete in this year's Shrine Game include Penn State linebacker Nick Sukay; Iowa guard Markus Zusevics; Northwestern offensive tackle Al Netter and quarterback Dan Persa; Nebraska offensive tackle Marcel Jones and safety Austin Cassidy; and Wisconsin safety Aaron Henry.

Kyle Meinke covers Michigan football for He can be reached at 734-623-2588, by email at and followed on Twitter @kmeinke.



Fri, Jan 13, 2012 : 1:24 a.m.

Congratulations Kevin on your career at Michigan. I know Carl and Pat are proud of you.