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Former Michigan football transfer portal loss finds new home in PAC-12 country

A Michigan football transfer portal loss from the 2022 team has found a new home in PAC-12 country.



Michigan football transfer portal loss, PAC-12, Arizona
Sep 25, 2021; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Christopher Hinton (15) and defensive end Taylor Upshaw (91) fire up the crowd in the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Today, a former Wolverine announced that he has found a new home after leaving the University of Michigan and then the University of Colorado. Taylor Upshaw, a defensive tackle who saw plenty of in-game action and huge Michigan moments, has found a new home in the heart of PAC-12 country. The former Michigan football transfer portal loss will be heading to the University of Arizona for the 2023 season — it will be his third school in the past five months (Michigan, Colorado, Arizona).

Michigan football transfer portal loss finds a new home in PAC-12 country

Taylor Upshaw was a solid defensive lineman for the Michigan Wolverines during his time in the Maize and Blue. He performed well in the winged helmet, even securing a game-sealing interception of CJ Stroud during the Wolverines’ 45-23 win over Ohio State a year ago. After leaving Michigan, Upshaw found a new home with Deion Sanders at Colorado; following spring ball, Upshaw moved on to a new PAC-12 team: the Arizona Wildcats.

During the most recent Michigan football season, the Wolverines had an outstanding 13-1 record and won the Big Ten title for the second consecutive season. Throughout the season, Taylor Upshaw proved to be a valuable asset to the team, as he appeared in all 14 of Michigan’s games and contributed significantly to their success. He recorded 12 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, and made two sacks. In addition, he played a pivotal role in securing a victory against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Week 13 of the season by making a game-sealing interception.

Upshaw committed to Michigan in late 2017 as a member of the Wolverines’ 2019 recruiting class. Throughout his four years on Jim Harbaugh’s roster, he proved to be a valuable player, earning significant playing time. However, after transferring from Michigan football (and then Colorado), Upshaw has seemingly found his final college football stop: Arizona. Once again, we wish Upshaw the best of luck as he looks to close out this chapter of his life.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball as a member of the credentialed media at both schools. Right now, CJ writes for Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. He also does some credentialed basketball coverage. Previously, CJ has made stops with sites like GBMWolverine, Saturday Blitz, Steeler Nation, and more.