Michigan wants the Holder of the Year honor to stay in the Big Ten.
Minnesota holder Peter Mortell won this inaugural award given by ESPN last season. He has since graduated, so someone else will replace him this season. Michigan is hoping the title goes to the Wolverines’ holder, Garrett Moores.
Moores, a senior quarterback, has been doing the holding duties for Michigan all season on extra points and field goals. He even ran in a two-point conversion against Rutgers last month.
Michigan’s head equipment director, Sonny Anderson, helped put together a highlight tape of Moores’ holding ability set to Wilson Phillips’ “Hold On.” And trust us, you’re not going to see more exciting holding anywhere this season.
— Sonny Anderson (@SonnyEquipment) November 11, 2016
Moores is on a long list of candidates for Holder of the Year that Mortell tweeted out last week. But in our eyes, he’s the clear front runner after this.
— Aaron Bills (@AaronBDesigns) November 11, 2016
Update (11:50 a.m.): Mortell has released his list of semifinalists for the award, Moores is among them. There are 22 semifinalsts, five of whom come from the Big Ten.
It's been called the "Most Prestigious Award in College Football" and it doesn't matter by who. The 2016 Mortell H.O.T.Y semifinalists: pic.twitter.com/fWYMKZpqlH
— Peter Mortell (@PMortell1) November 11, 2016