Michigan football sending local alumnus to Big Ten Football Media Days

Looks like Michigan football will count a player from the Miami Valley to be among its senior leaders on defense for the second year in a row.

At least that’s one thing that can be gleaned from Tyree Kinnel being among the Wolverines’ representatives at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago next week.

Kinnel, a fourth-year player from Wayne High School, earned All-Big Ten honorable mention last season when he had 70 tackles, including 5.5 for loss, and defended nine passes.

The 5-foot-11, 201-pound safety was named the team’s most improved player on defense for his efforts.

Joining him in Chicago will be running back Karan Higdon and defensive end Chase Winovich.

Ohio State will be represented by receiver Parris Campbell, defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones and offensive lineman Isaiah Prince.

Last year, Mike McCray II was among the prominent faces of the Michigan defense.

The senior linebacker from Trotwood-Madison was the only returning starter.

He was eventually named captain, a distinction his father, Mike McCray Sr., held at Ohio State in the 1980s.

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