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Michigan football legend sets new NFL record

Michigan football legend Aidan Hutchinson just set a new NFL record!



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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (97) in the second quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Over the weekend, the Wolverines crushed Minnesota on the road, 52-10. The following day, Michigan football legend and 2021 Heisman Trophy runner-up Aidan Hutchinson, a current Detroit Lion, set a new NFL record. As Jim Harbaugh pointed out on Monday, it’s a great time to be a football fan in the state of Michigan.

Michigan football legend sets new NFL record

Aidan Hutchinson was a monster during his time with Michigan football, especially in 2021, when he led the Wolverines to the team’s first 12-win season since 1997. Additionally, in 2021, Michigan won its first game over Ohio State since 2011, won the Big Ten for the first time since 2004, and appeared in the College Football Playoff for the first time ever.

After a remarkable senior year in Ann Arbor, Aidan Hutchinson found himself wearing the Honolulu Blue, being picked No. 2 overall by the Detroit Lions — he has since become a massive part of the Lions’ tremendous rebuild.

Yesterday, during Detroit’s massive victory over the Carolina Panthers — which improved the team’s record to 4-1 through five games — the ex-Wolverine star set a new NFL record. As many fans already know, Hutchinson grabbed a stellar one-handed interception, which is his fourth pick since joining the league a season and a half ago.

Now, Aidan Hutchinson has set a new NFL record for the most interceptions by a defensive lineman (4) through two seasons — not to mention the fact that he still has another 12 regular season games to go this year.

“I think I did a comment on how Aidan Hutchinson should have been the number one pick in the draft,” Jim Harbaugh told us with a smile and a laugh this afternoon. “I think I was right on that one as well, right? Did you see that interception? On the screen pass, that one-hander? Wow. So proud of him and the amazing job he’s doing. Statistics reflect very well, too, and what he’s added to the (Detroit) Lions. It’s darn exciting to be a football fan in Michigan right now.”

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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.