University of Michigan Football
All-American, 2002
Team Co-Captain, 2002

Bennie Joppru

Tight End, 2002

Bennie Joppru

A four-year letterwiner and two-year starter at tight end, Bennie Joppru played in 46 career games and made 24 starts. An All-Big Ten second team selection in 2002, Joppru caught 85 career passes and eight touchdowns. He was named to the All-America first team by Pro-Football Weekly and was a member of the Associated Press third team as a senior after setting a team record in receptions for a tight end (53). Joppru ranked second on the team in receptions in receptions (53) and in receiving yards (579) in his final season at Michigan. Joppru capped a spectacular senior campaign with a career best 80 receiving yards in the 2003 Outback Bowl victory over Florida. The Wayzata, Minnesota native was the first of six Wolverine selected I the 2003 NFL Draft, joining the Houston Texans with his second-round selection.


CAREER STATISTICS

Pass Receiving

Year

Games

Receptions

Yards

Ave.

Long.

tds
1999 9 4 51 12.8 24 2
2000 12 11 52 4.7 10 0
2001 12 17 118 6.9 19 1
2002 13 53 579 10.9 43 5
Career 46 85 800 9.41 43 5

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