University of Michigan Football All-American

Tripp Welborne

Safety, 1989, 1990

Trip Welborne

Hard-hitting defensive back who also handled punt returns for the Wolverines. The Greensboro, NC., native was a two-time consensus All-American selection. Welborne recorded 238 tackles in his three years in the defensive secondary and returned 67 punts for 773 yards. During his senior year (1990), Welborne set a single-season record for punt return yardage with 455. Welborne moved from wide receiver to defensive back after his freshman year and intercepted nine passes during his career. Played on three Big Ten championship teams. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.


CAREER STATISTICS

Pass Receiving

Year

Games

Receptions

Yards

Ave.

Long.

TDs
1987 12 2 45 22.5 23 0

Defense
Tackles Pass Defense
Year GP S A T TFL Sacks F-R | PBU Int YDS tds
1988 12 44 28 72 2-5 0-0 2 | 3 5 33 0
1989 12 57 23 80 7-37 3-23 0 | 3 20 0
1990 10 50 36 86 2-8 1-7 0 | 1 1 0
Career 32 151 87 238 11-50 4-30 2 | 9 54 0

Kick Returns
Kick Offs Punt Returns
Year No. Yards Ave. Long. tds No. Yards Ave. Long. tds
1987 0 0 0 0 0 4 21 5.3 9 0
1988 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 2.7 6 0
1989 0 0 0 0 0 32 297 9.3 63 0
1990 0 0 0 0 0 31 477 14.4 60 0
Career 0 0 0 0 0 70 803 1.5 63 0

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