Walk-ons are a part of college football.

Some student-athletes choose to go to college mainly for the academics, but want to try football on the side. For others, they may walk-on to a program with the sole intent of making it onto the roster and becoming a household name.

At Michigan, so far through 2018, there are a number of walk-ons who have made names for themselves.

Eighteen to be exact.

Eighteen Wolverines have seen the field in just the first two games, which is pretty remarkable. Yes, players can now appear in 4 games while still using a redshirt to save a season after a new rule was implemented this offseason. Players weren’t able to do that before.

And, that may be part of it. But another part of it may be that Michigan knows what it’s doing with its walk-ons.

Take a look at this video, showcasing several Wolverines walk-ons:

Michigan is 1-1 this season with its third game against SMU right around the corner. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Michigan Stadium and the game will be televised on BTN.