Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary is not about to call it a career.

According to teammate and co-defensive lineman Carlo Kemp, Gary — who has missed the last three games with an injury to the AC joint in his right shoulder — is doing everything he can to get back on the field and contribute to a Michigan defense that ranks 1st nationally in total defense with 220.0 yards allowed per game.

“He’s just a hard worker, everything he does,” Kemp said, per the Detroit News. “If it’s football, he’s working hard, he’s trying to be the best. Now he’s attacking rehab, trying to get back. For those of you that … I know Rashan very, very closely. He’s not a guy that’s trying to take himself out of the game.

“He’s always trying to get in the game, so that’s what he’s doing. He’s been working hard trying to get back on the field and start playing again.”

Gary, a junior, was an All-Big Ten first-team selection last season and is widely regarded as a potential top-10 selection in next year’s NFL draft. His presence gives the Wolverines an added dimension as one of the most ferocious defensive fronts in all of college football.

“Rashan Gary is the type of guy that doesn’t need a prod or a pat on the back to go through treatment and come back,” defensive lineman Chase Winovich said. “Rashan Gary knows when Rashan Gary is healthy enough to play. I know he wants to play football as much as anybody else, so when that time comes, obviously, we’re going to welcome him with open arms.

“But until that time comes, we’ve got a job to do, just like if I got hurt, it would be the same way. We’ve got a job to do and we’re going to do it. If Rashan feels he’s up for the task and ready to go, that’s awesome. And that’s great for our defense.”

Michigan (7-1, 5-0) hosts Penn State (6-2, 4-2) this Saturday at 3:45 p.m. EST.