Michigan football names Mason Cole, Mike McCray captains for the 2017 season

According to player tweets, linebacker Mike McCray and offensive lineman Mason Cole were named captains for the 2017 Michigan football season.

While there was no official word from Michigan, Wolverines players Tyree Kinnel and Khalid Hill tweeted out the news Saturday night.

Cole is a senior, while McCray is listed as a fifth-year senior. Both garnered their share of preseason honors this summer.

Cole has made 38 straight starts on Michigan’s offensive line and was the first Michigan true-freshman offensive lineman in school history to start a season opener. He played tackle in 2015, pivoted to center for the 2016 season and moved to left tackle for the 2017 season. He was named to the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl watch list.

McCray started 13 games for the Wolverines, playing in 24. In the 2016 season, McCray recorded 76 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two interceptions, and nine pass breakups, en route to being named an All-Big Ten honorable mention. McCray was also put on the Senior Bowl watch list, while also being named to the Butkus Award watch list.

No. 11 Michigan begins its season at 3:30 p.m. ET against No. 17 Florida in Arlington, Texas.

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