Michigan Wolverines football has four players on the Pittsburgh Steelers, two of which were shining stars in the team’s 24-17 win over the Colts Monday night in Indianapolis. The Colts were without former Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye (ankle).
Wormley notched a fumble recovery on first down and goal from the 1-yard line, after the ball was fumbled on a handoff exchange. Colts quarterback Matt Ryan appeared to have the beat on recovering it, but Wormley wrestled it away.
The Steelers led 16-10 at that point. The Colts did score later in the third quarter to make it 17-16, but Pittsburgh won the game with a fourth-quarter touchdown and two-point conversion.
Cole was one of Pittsburgh’s best players on the offensive side. The former Michigan lineman graded out as the fourth-best player on the offense, per PFF (72.7), with no pressures given up on 35 pass-blocking snaps against the Colts, who average 2.6 sacks per game.
The Steelers have now won two of their last three games as they attempt to salvage a disappointing season with a 4-7 record. Former Michigan linebacker Devin Bush Jr. added 8 tackles, good for second on the Steelers, and former U-M tight end Zach Gentry hauled in 1 reception for minus-4 yards.
Here’s a look at how every former Michigan player in the NFL fared in Week 12.
Tom Brady (Played at Michigan from 1995-99), QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Connected on 29 of his 42 pass attempts for 246 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 23-17 overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns … Was sacked three times … Has completed 66.2 percent of his throws for 3,051 yards and 14 touchdowns with 2 interceptions while starting all 11 games for the 5-6 Buccaneers, who stand atop the NFC South.
Devin Bush Jr. (2016-18), LB, Pittsburgh Steelers
Recorded 8 tackles and 1 pass breakup in the 4-7 Steelers’ 24-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts Monday night … Has totaled 62 stops, 1 tackle for loss, 1 quarterback hit and 2 passes defended while starting all 11 games.
Camaron Cheeseman (2016-19), LS, Washington Commanders
Has snapped in all 12 games for the 7-5 Commanders, including this past weekend’s 19-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Frank Clark (2011-14), DE, Kansas City Chiefs
Notched a season-high 6 tackles with 1 quarterback hit and 1 pass breakup in the 9-2 Chiefs’ 26-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams … Has tallied 23 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, 9 quarterback hits, 1 pass breakup and 1 fumble recovery while starting nine games this year.
Mason Cole (2014-17), OL, Pittsburgh Steelers
Started and played every offensive snap at center in the 4-7 Steelers’ 24-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts Monday night … Has opened all 11 games this season, posting a 68.7 overall PFF grade with 15 pressures and 2 sacks allowed.
Nico Collins (2017-19), WR, Houston Texans
Started and hauled in 6 receptions for 44 yards in the 1-9-1 Texans’ 30-15 setback to the Miami Dolphins … In nine games with seven starts, he’s made 34 receptions — 1 more than he had in 14 games as a rookie in 2021 — for 446 yards (same amount as last season) and 1 touchdown.
Mike Danna (2019), DE, Kansas City Chiefs
Came off the bench and made 4 tackles and 2 quarterback hits in the 9-2 Chiefs’ 26-10 triumph over the Los Angeles Rams … Has totaled 17 tackles, including 2 for loss and 2 sacks, and 5 quarterback hits in seven games as a backup this season.
Chris Evans (2016-20), RB, Cincinnati Bengals
Played as a reserve and did not record any statistics during the 7-4 Bengals’ 20-16 win over the Tennessee Titans … Registered 2 receptions for 30 yards in 10 games.
Zach Gentry (2015-18), TE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Opened the game and caught 1 pass for minus-4 yards in the 4-7 Steelers’ 24-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts Monday night … Has started eight of 11 games and caught 15 passes for 96 yards.
Graham Glasgow (2011-15), OL, Denver Broncos
Started at center and played every offensive snap in the 3-8 Broncos’ 23-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers … Has started seven of his 11 appearances for the season, with a 58.8 overall PFF grade and 9 pressures (1 sack) given up.
Brandon Graham (2006-09), DE, Philadelphia Eagles
Notched a tackle, a half-sack and 1 quarterback hit as a backup during the 10-1 Eagles’ 40-33 win over the Philadelphia Eagles … Has totaled 21 stops, 5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and 9 quarterback hits in 11 appearances off the bench.
Hassan Haskins (2018-21), RB, Tennessee Titans
Made 1 tackle on special teams in the 7-4 Titans’ 20-16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals … Tied for the NFL’s lead with 13 special teams tackles … Has rushed 10 times for 42 times and caught 3 passes for 7 yards on the season … Returned 19 kicks for 414 yards.
Chad Henne (2004-07), QB, Kansas City Chiefs
The former Michigan quarterback has played in two contests during mop-up duty for the 9-2 Chiefs.
Dax Hill (2019-21), S, Cincinnati Bengals
Registered 1 hit on the quarterback in the 7-4 Bengals’ 20-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans … Has seen action in 10 games with 1 start, making 3 tackles and 1 quarterback hit.
Khaleke Hudson (2016-19), LB, Washington Commanders
Played on special teams and 1 play on defense in the 7-5 Commanders’ 19-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons … Has appeared in eight games, mostly on special teams, recording 2 tackles.
Aidan Hutchinson (2018-21), DL, Detroit Lions
Started but did not have any tackles in the 4-7 Lions’ 28-25 setback to the Buffalo Bills Thanksgiving Day … Generated 2 pressures … Leads all rookies with 5.5 sacks and 33 pressures, while adding 31 tackles, 4 stops for loss, 10 quarterback hits and 2 interceptions.
David Long Jr. (2016-18), CB, Los Angeles Rams
The former Michigan cornerback started and posted 2 tackles in the 3-8 Rams’ 26-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs …Has appeared in eight games with three starts and racked up 19 tackles and 1 pass breakup.
Sean McKeon (2016-19), TE, Dallas Cowboys
Played 17 offensive snaps but did not have any targets or catches in the 8-3 Cowboys’ 28-20 victory over the New York Giants Thanksgiving Day.
Josh Metellus (2016-19), S, Minnesota Vikings
Came off the bench but did not register any statistics in the 9-2 Vikings’ 33-26 win over the New England Patriots Thanksgiving Day … Has started one of his 11 games with 24 tackles, 1 stop for loss and 2 pass breakups.
Bryan Mone (2014-18), DT, Seattle Seahawks
Made 2 tackles in the 6-5 Seahawks’ 40-34 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders … Has totaled 19 tackles, 1 stop for loss and 1 quarterback hit in 10 games with two starts.
David Ojabo (2019-21), OLB, Baltimore Ravens
Began practicing with the team Nov. 2 after being activated to the roster the prior day, following a torn Achilles he suffered at Michigan’s pro day in March … Has been available the last two weeks but hasn’t made his debut.
Michael Onwenu (2016-19), OL, New England Patriots
Started at right guard in the 6-5 Patriots’ 33-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving Day … Has started all 11 games this season, with an 84.7 overall PFF rating (second on the Patriots’ offense) and 6 pressures (no sacks) given up.
Kwity Paye (2017-19), DE, Indianapolis Colts
Has missed the last three games with an ankle injury … The former Michigan defensive end has payed in seven contests, posting 24 tackles, 6 stops for loss, 4 sacks and 6 quarterback hits.
Donovan Peoples-Jones (2017-19), WR, Cleveland Browns
Started and nabbed 2 receptions for 16 yards in the 4-7 Browns’ 23-17 win overtime win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers … The former Michigan wideout has opened nine of his 11 games with 42 receptions for 593 yards and 1 touchdown.
Jabrill Peppers (2014-16), S, New England Patriots
Notched 3 tackles while coming off the bench in the 6-5 Patriots’ 33-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving Day … Has started three of 11 contests this year, with 38 tackles, including 1 for loss, and 1 forced fumble.
Cesar Ruiz (2017-19), OL, New Orleans Saints
The former Michigan offensive lineman has opened all 12 games at right guard for the 4-8 Saints, including this past weekend’s 13-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers … Has a 57.0 overall PFF grade with 13 pressures and 2 sacks allowed this year.
Jon Runyan (2015-19), OL, Green Bay Packers
Started at right guard in the 4-8 Packers’ 40-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles … Has opened all 12 games this year — six at left guard and six at right guard — with a 64.4 overall PFF rating … Given up 11 pressures and 2 sacks.
Ambry Thomas (2017-19), CB, San Francisco 49ers
The former Michigan cornerback registered 1 tackle in the 7-4 49ers’ 13-0 win over the New Orleans Saints … Has recorded 7 tackles this season, coming off the bench in 10 games.
Josh Uche (2016-19), LB, New England Patriots
Notched a sack, a tackle for loss and 1 quarterback hit in the 7-6 Patriots’ 33-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Thanksgiving Day … Has totaled 12 tackles, 5 for loss, 5 sacks and 4 quarterback hits in nine appearances as a backup.
Chris Wormley (012-16), DE, Pittsburgh Steelers
Recorded 2 tackles and 1 fumble recovery in the 4-7 Steelers’ 24-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts Monday night … Has posted 24 tackles and 3 stops for loss in 11 games with 1 start.
The following are Michigan football players who are currently on teams but listed as on the injured reserve:
• Packers OLB Rashan Gary
• Giants OL Ben Bredeson
• Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis
• Titans OL Taylor Lewan
• Patriots K Quinn Nordin
• Patriots OL Andrew Stueber
• Cowboys TE Ian Bunting
• Ravens LB Josh Ross
• Falcons OL Jalen Mayfield
• Browns DE Chase Winovich
The following are former Michigan players on NFL practice squads:
• WR Daylen Baldwin — Browns
• DE Taco Charlton — Saints
• CB Vincent Gray — Sainrts
• DB Brad Hawkins — Patriots
• LB Carlo Kemp — Chargers
• LB Cameron McGrone — Patriots