Kevin Koger named Michigan captain

Whitmer alum Kevin Koger was named one of the three team captains for the Michigan football team for the 2011 season. The senior tight-end has been singled out by head coach Brady Hoke this fall as one of the team's strongest leaders.

"Spend a half hour with him and just meet him," Hoke said at the team's media day earlier this month. "His selflessness that you have to have and the sacrifice he'll give to this team (will stand out)."

Koger has started 19 career games, including every game last year, when he had 14 catches for 199 yards and two touchdowns. His role will only increase this season as tight ends become accentuated in the new pro-style offense Hoke has installed.

Center David Molk and nose tackle Mike Martin were also named captains.

MLive.com contributed to this story.

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