June 23, 2024

A team spokeswoman for Michigan confirmed that reserve tight end Matt Hibner placed his name into the NCAA transfer portal on Tuesday.

Hibner joins as a graduate student, thus he is not eligible for the Jan. 13 deadline that the Wolverines received following their national championship in the College Football Playoffs. He is still eligible to attend college for one more year.

Standing at 6 feet 5 inches and 254 pounds, Hibner played in 28 games during three seasons, mostly blocking and on special teams. Despite having five stops on special teams, he only had two catches for fifteen yards.

Hibner, a three-star prospect who played both sides of the ball and was a native of Burke, Virginia, was a member of Michigan’s 2020 recruiting class. After arriving in Ann Arbor, he settled in as a tight end but was buried on the depth chart, seeing only 23 offensive snaps this season.

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As of the most recent window, Hibner is the fourth offensive player and the seventh scholarship player from Michigan to access the transfer portal.

Colston Loveland, a starting tight end, and several other scholarship players, such as Marlin Klein, Zack Marshall, and Deakon Tonielli, will be back for Michigan next season. Hogan Hansen and Brady Prieskorn, two freshmen, will also be attending the institution.

Quarterback: J.J. McCarthy was the one who garnered the spotlight on Sunday, making the decision to forego his final year of eligibility and enter this year’s NFL draft. Makes sense, given Michigan’s national championship and the potential first-round grade waiting on him. Where do the Wolverines turn at QB now? We’ll dive into that more on Wednesday.

We all knew Blake Corum was leaving after this year despite having another year of eligibility, but Michigan got some welcome news Monday at the position. Backup Donovan Edwards, whose big game against Washington helped propel the Wolverines to a national title, says he’s returning in 2024 — and will be the favorite to win the starting job amid a group that’s expected to include Kalel Mullings, Benjamin Hall and several other scholarship backs.

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