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January 15, 2013

Jeremy Gallon emerged as QBs' top target in 2012

Junior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon finished with a team-high 49 receptions in 2012, and he was by far the Michigan quarterbacks' preferred target, with 79 pass attempts thrown in his direction.

In a comprehensive study of the play-by-play charts of all 13 games this year, the data reveals a few important items.

  • Receivers dominated the passing game, with U-M's wideouts combining for 128 of 169 receptions (75.7 percent) and 231 of 293 targeted attempts (78.8 percent). However, receivers caught just 55.4 percent of the passes thrown their way.

  • Michigan's running backs, on the other hand, hauled in 72.4 percent of the pass attempts in their direction. Senior Vincent Smith caught everything, going a perfect 10 for 10.

  • Senior Mike Kwiatkowski was also perfect on the year, 4 for 4 on balls thrown to him, but the tight ends were targeted just 33 times overall, or only four more times than U-M's running backs. Freshman Devin Funchess was on the receiving end of most of those - targeted 27 times with 15 catches.

    Here is an overview of each player's targets and catches, and then how it unfolded game-by-game.

    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Hit %
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    79
    49
    62.0
    WR Roy Roundtree
    56
    31
    55.4
    WR Devin Gardner
    38
    16
    42.1
    WR Drew Dileo
    31
    20
    64.5
    TE Devin Funchess
    27
    15
    55.6
    WR Jeremy Jackson
    14
    4
    28.6
    TB Fitz Toussaint
    12
    6
    50.0
    TB Vincent Smith
    10
    10
    100.0
    WR Jerald Robinson
    8
    5
    62.5
    RB Denard Robinson
    5
    3
    60.0
    WR Joe Reynolds
    5
    3
    60.0
    TE Mike Kwiatkowski
    4
    4
    100.0
    TB Thomas Rawls
    1
    1
    100.0
    TE Dylan Esterline
    1
    1
    100.0
    FB Joe Kerridge
    1
    1
    100.0
    TE A.J. Williams
    1
    0
    0.0
    Wide Receivers
    231
    128
    55.4
    Tight Ends
    33
    20
    60.6
    Running Backs
    29
    21
    72.4

    Alabama Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Devin Gardner
    7
    1
    44
    14.3
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    7
    4
    107
    57.1
    WR Roy Roundtree
    5
    2
    12
    40.0
    TB Vincent Smith
    2
    2
    11
    100.0
    WR Drew Dileo
    1
    1
    20
    100.0
    TE Mike Kwiatkowski
    1
    1
    6
    100.0
    WR Jeremy Jackson
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    Wide Receivers
    21
    8
    183
    38.1
    Tight Ends
    1
    1
    6
    100.0
    Running Backs
    2
    2
    11
    100.0


    Air Force Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Devin Gardner
    8
    5
    63
    62.5
    WR Jeremy Jackson
    5
    2
    17
    40.0
    TE Devin Funchess
    4
    4
    106
    100.0
    WR Roy Roundtree
    2
    1
    5
    50.0
    WR Drew Dileo
    2
    0
    0
    0.0
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    1
    1
    7
    100.0
    WR Jerald Robinson
    1
    1
    10
    100.0
    TB Fitz Toussaint
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    Wide Receivers
    19
    10
    102
    52.6
    Tight Ends
    4
    4
    106
    100.0
    Running Backs
    1
    0
    0
    0.0


    Massachusetts Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    5
    3
    32
    60.0
    WR Devin Gardner
    5
    2
    48
    40.0
    WR Drew Dileo
    3
    3
    91
    100.0
    WR Jerald Robinson
    3
    1
    9
    33.3
    WR Roy Roundtree
    2
    2
    25
    100.0
    TE Devin Funchess
    2
    2
    34
    100.0
    TE Mike Kwiatkowski
    1
    1
    16
    100.0
    TB Vincent Smith
    1
    1
    19
    100.0
    TB Fitz Toussaint
    1
    1
    17
    100.0
    TE A.J. Williams
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    Wide Receivers
    18
    11
    205
    61.1
    Tight Ends
    3
    3
    50
    100.0
    Running Backs
    2
    2
    36
    100.0


    Notre Dame Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Roy Roundtree
    5
    3
    30
    60.0
    WR Devin Gardner
    5
    3
    40
    60.0
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    5
    3
    33
    60.0
    WR Jerald Robinson
    1
    1
    20
    100.0
    WR Drew Dileo
    1
    1
    4
    100.0
    TB Fitz Toussaint
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    Wide Receivers
    17
    12
    127
    70.6
    Running Backs
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    Tight Ends
    0
    0
    0
    0.0


    Purdue Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Devin Gardner
    4
    2
    31
    50.0
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    4
    3
    37
    75.0
    TE Devin Funchess
    4
    1
    14
    25.0
    WR Roy Roundtree
    2
    2
    23
    100.0
    WR Drew Dileo
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    TB Fitz Toussaint
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    Wide Receivers
    11
    7
    91
    63.6
    Tight Ends
    4
    1
    14
    25.0
    Running Backs
    1
    0
    0
    0.0


    Illinois Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Roy Roundtree
    4
    1
    33
    25.0
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    2
    1
    71
    50.0
    WR Devin Gardner
    2
    1
    17
    50.0
    TE Devin Funchess
    2
    1
    8
    50.0
    WR Drew Dileo
    1
    1
    9
    100.0
    TB Thomas Rawls
    1
    1
    6
    100.0
    TB Fitz Toussaint
    1
    1
    15
    100.0
    WR Jerald Robinson
    1
    1
    8
    100.0
    TE Dylan Esterline
    1
    1
    7
    100.0
    Wide Receivers
    10
    5
    138
    50.0
    Tight Ends
    3
    2
    15
    66.7
    Running Backs
    2
    2
    21
    100.0


    Michigan State Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Roy Roundtree
    6
    1
    16
    16.7
    WR Drew Dileo
    5
    4
    92
    80.0
    WR Devin Gardner
    4
    1
    8
    25.0
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    3
    1
    22
    33.3
    TB Fitz Toussaint
    3
    3
    2
    100.0
    TB Vincent Smith
    2
    2
    2
    100.0
    TE Devin Funchess
    2
    1
    13
    50.0
    WR Jeremy Jackson
    2
    0
    0
    0.0
    TE Mike Kwiatkowski
    1
    1
    9
    100.0
    Wide Receivers
    20
    7
    138
    35.0
    Tight Ends
    3
    2
    22
    66.7
    Running Backs
    5
    5
    4
    100.0


    Nebraska Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    5
    2
    9
    40.0
    WR Jeremy Jackson
    5
    2
    17
    40.0
    TE Devin Funchess
    5
    0
    0
    0.0
    WR Roy Roundtree
    4
    1
    32
    25.0
    WR Devin Gardner
    3
    1
    15
    33.3
    TB Vincent Smith
    2
    2
    11
    100.0
    FB Joe Kerridge
    1
    1
    12
    100.0
    TB Fitz Toussaint
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    Wide Receivers
    17
    6
    71
    35.3
    Tight Ends
    5
    0
    0
    0.0
    Running Backs
    4
    3
    23
    75.0


    Minnesota Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    6
    4
    72
    66.7
    WR Drew Dileo
    5
    4
    69
    80.0
    TE Devin Funchess
    3
    1
    7
    33.3
    WR Roy Roundtree
    2
    2
    64
    100.0
    WR Jerald Robinson
    1
    1
    22
    100.0
    Wide Receivers
    14
    11
    227
    78.6
    Tight Ends
    3
    1
    7
    33.3


    Northwestern Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    9
    7
    94
    77.8
    WR Roy Roundtree
    8
    5
    139
    62.5
    WR Drew Dileo
    3
    1
    13
    33.3
    TB Fitz Toussaint
    3
    1
    28
    33.3
    TE Devin Funchess
    2
    1
    8
    50.0
    TB Vincent Smith
    1
    1
    4
    100.0
    WR Jeremy Jackson
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    WR Jerald Robinson
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    Wide Receivers
    22
    13
    246
    59.1
    Tight Ends
    2
    1
    8
    50.0
    Running Backs
    4
    2
    32
    50.0


    Iowa Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Roy Roundtree
    6
    5
    83
    83.3
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    5
    5
    133
    100.0
    RB Denard Robinson
    3
    2
    24
    66.7
    WR Joe Reynolds
    3
    3
    22
    100.0
    TE Devin Funchess
    2
    1
    29
    50.0
    WR Drew Dileo
    1
    1
    5
    100.0
    TB Vincent Smith
    1
    1
    18
    100.0
    Wide Receivers
    15
    14
    243
    93.3
    Tight Ends
    2
    1
    29
    50.0
    Running Backs
    4
    3
    42
    75.0


    Ohio State Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    10
    6
    67
    60.0
    WR Roy Roundtree
    4
    3
    92
    75.0
    WR Drew Dileo
    2
    1
    6
    50.0
    TE Mike Kwiatkowski
    1
    1
    6
    100.0
    TE Devin Funchess
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    WR Joe Reynolds
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    Wide Receivers
    17
    10
    165
    58.8
    Tight Ends
    2
    1
    6
    50.0


    South Carolina Game
    Player
    Targets
    Rec.
    Yards
    Hit %
    WR Jeremy Gallon
    17
    9
    145
    52.9
    WR Roy Roundtree
    6
    3
    27
    50.0
    WR Drew Dileo
    6
    3
    22
    50.0
    TB Denard Robinson
    2
    1
    7
    50.0
    TB Vincent Smith
    1
    1
    9
    100.0
    TE Devin Funchess
    1
    1
    4
    100.0
    WR Joe Reynolds
    1
    0
    0
    0.0
    Wide Receivers
    30
    15
    194
    50.0
    Running Backs
    3
    2
    16
    66.7
    Tight Ends
    1
    1
    4
    100.0




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