Michigan sees veteran EDGE enter NCAA transfer portal as graduate
Taylor Upshaw will look at ending his college football career elsewhere.
The Michigan EDGE has reportedly entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, per ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren.
Michigan edge player Taylor Upshaw is in the transfer portal as a grad transfer.
Upshaw had 12 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks this season.
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) January 3, 2023
Upshaw, from Bradenton, Florida, has been with the Wolverines for 5 seasons. The NCAA’s COVID-19 waiver to not count the 2020 season against eligibility allows Upshaw the option to return for a sixth-year “super senior” season in 2023.
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Upshaw joined Michigan in 2018. He did not play that season, allowing him to take a redshirt.
Over the past 4 seasons, Upshaw appeared in 37 games. He logged 36 total tackles, including 10.5 for loss and 5 sacks in his U-M career.
Upshaw is coming off of a 2022 season in which he played in all 14 games, earning shared Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against Illinois. Upshaw had 12 tackles (4.5 TFL) and 2 sacks in 2022. He recorded his first-career interception in Michigan’s win over Ohio State.