1997 Football Team

Overall Record: 12-0 Conference Record: 8-0
Conference Finish: 1st place
National Ranking: AP - No. 1, ESPN/USA Today Coaches - No. 2
Coach: Lloyd Carr
Captain: Jon Jansen, Eric Mayes
All-Americans: Charles Woodson, Glen Steele, Jerame Tuman
All-Conference: Charles Woodson, Marcus Ray, Jerame Tuman, Brian Griese, Zach Adami, Steve Hutchinson, Jon Jansen, Glen Steele, Sam Sword, Andre Weathers
Most Valuable Player: Charles Woodson
Meyer Morton Award: Clint Copenhaver
John Maulbetsch Award: Marcus Knight
Frederick Matthei Award: Clarence Williams
Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Rob Renes
Dick Katcher Award: Glen Steele
Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Zach Adami
Robert P. Ufer Award: Chris Floyd
Roger Zatkoff Award: Sam Sword
Trainer: Paul Schmidt
Assistant coaches: Vance Bedford, Erik Campbell, Mike DeBord, Jim Herrmann, Brady Hoke, Fred Jackson, Greg Mattison, Bobby Morrison, Stan Parrish
Managers: Robert Avin, Adam Clous, Jared Drinkwater, Ed Magnus, Mike Sadjak, Mike Youtan

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Colorado  14/8 09/13 H W 27-3 106,474
Baylor  8/- 09/20 H W 38-3 106,041
Notre Dame  6/- 09/21 H W 21-14 106,508
Indiana  6/- 10/04 A W 37-0 42,240
Northwestern  6/- 10/11 H W 23-6 106,048
Iowa  5/15 10/18 H W 28-24 106,505
Michigan State  5/15 10/25 A W 23-7 79,687
Minnesota  4/- 11/01 H W 24-3 106,577
Penn State  4/3 11/08 A W 34-8 97,498
Wisconsin  1/23 11/15 A W 26-16 79,806
Ohio State  1/4 11/22 H W 20-14 106,982
Washington State  1/8 01/01 1 W 21-16 101,219
Total Points322-144 1,145,585

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1 - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
split end Tai Streets (12)
left tackle Jeff Backus (12)
left guard Steve Hutchinson (12)
center Zach Adami (11)
Steve Frazier
right guard Chris Ziemann (9)
David Brandt (2)
Zach Adami
right tackle Jon Jansen (12)
tight end Jerame Tuman (10)
Mark Campbell
flanker Russell Shaw (11)
Charles Woodson
Marcus Knight
quarterback Brian Griese (12)
tailback Chris Howard (10)
Clarence Williams (2)
fullback Chris Floyd (8)
Demetrius Smith (2)
Aaron Shea
Mark Campbell
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
right linebacker James Hall (11)
Juaquin Feazell
defensive tackle Josh Williams (11)
Juaquin Feazell
n. tackle Rob Renes (12)
defensive end Glen Steele (11)
Juaquin Feazell
outside linebacker Clint Copenhaver (8)
Rob Swett (3)
DeWayne Patmon (1)
inside linebacker Sam Sword (11)
Ian Gold
inside linebacker Dhani Jones (9)
Eric Mayes (3)
ss cornerback Charles Woodson (12)
ws cornerback Andre Weathers (10)
Daydrion Taylor
William Peterson
strong safety Marcus Ray (12)
free safety Tommy Hendricks (12)

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Back Row
Todd Jager, Kevin Lynch, Paul Schmidt, Mike Gittleson, Rick Clark, Vance Bedford, Brady Hoke, Jim Herrmann, Mike DeBord, Fred Jackson, Bobby Morrison, Stan Parrish, Erik Campbell, Terry Malone, Harold Goodwin, Scott Draper, Jon Falk, Phil Bromley, Mike Elston, Chris Kurpeikis
8th Row
Eddie Davis, Eric Dean, Eddie Magnus, Ethan Perkins, Toni Grant, Brodie Killian, Jake Malacos, Jeremy Miller, Gary Rose, Rudy Smith, Jamie Young, Bob Bland, Rick Brandt, Steve Connelly, Kelly Cox, Peter Clifford, Matt Hamilton, Scott Loeffler
7th Row
Patrick McCall, James Whitley, DeWayne Patmon, Anthony Jordan, Eric Brackins, Ray Jackson, Adam Adkins, Bob Fraumann, Shawn Thompson, Todd Mossa, Bill Seymour, Eric Rosel, Demetrius Smith, Anthony Thomas, William Peterson, Johathan West, P.J. Cwayna
6th Row
David Downs, Chad Henman, Jeff Del Verne, Ryan Parini, Mark Bergin, Eric Wilson, Eric Warner, Jake Frysinger, Kurt Anderson, Maurice Williams, Ben Mast, Jason Brooks, Andy Sechler, Dan Williams, Chris Roth, Matt Johnson
5th Row
LeAundre Brown, Ian Gold, Grady Brooks, Cory Sargent, Kevin Brandt, Steve Hutchinson, Jason Kapsner, Jeff Backus, Paul Tannous, Chad Carpenter, Jerry Johnson, Tommy Hendricks, Dhani Jones, Marcus Knight, Aaron Wright
4th Row
J.R. Ford, Kenneth Jackson, Tate Schanski, Jason Cummings, Rob Renes, Jeff Holtry, Pat Kratus, Lance Ostram, Jason Clyne, Jared Chandler, Kevin Bryant, Jeff Smokevitch, Chad Stock, Brandon Kornblue, Manus Edwards
3rd Row
Clarence Williams, DaydrionTaylor, Charles Woodson, DiAllo Johnson, James Hall, Steve Frazier, Tom Brady, Jeff Potts, Chris Ziemann, Tai Streets, Aaron Shea, Josh Williams, Jason Vinson, Brent Washington, Darren Petterson
2nd Row
Jay Feely, Todd Brooks, Marcus Ray, Kraig Baker, Sam Sword, Nate Miller, Juaquin Feazell, Mark Campbell, JerameTuman, Clint Copenhaver, Noah Parker, Mike Singletary, Scott Parachek, Andre Weathers, Russell Shaw
Front Row
Dr. Gerald O'Connor, Brian Griese, Colby Keefer, Eric Mayes, Rob Swett, Zach Adami, Glen Steele, Head Coach Lloyd Carr, Ben Huff, Chris Howard, Chris Floyd, David Crispin, Jon Jansen, Scott Dreisbach, Terrence Quinn