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Michigan picks pair to lead 2010 football team

Published 8:18pm Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ANN ARBOR — University of Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez announced Monday that fifth-year seniors Mark Moundros (Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington HS) and Stephen Schilling (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue HS) have been elected captains of the 2010 football team by a vote of their teammates. Schilling will represent the offense, and Moundros was selected as the defensive captain.

“This team chose two worthy seniors to represent this program as captains,” said Rodriguez. “Mark and Stephen are great representatives of the University of Michigan, both as students and football players. They will work with our other seniors to lead this team throughout the season.”

A three-year letterman, Moundros will be a two-way performer for the Wolverines in 2010. He practiced at linebacker throughout the spring and is the team’s starting fullback. Moundros has recorded 15 special teams tackles during his career. He has rushed the ball three times for 14 yards and one touchdown and caught four passes for 13 yards and one TD in his career.

Schilling has started more games than any other Wolverine, making 36 starts in 37 possible games. He started at left guard in 2009 after starting at right tackle during his first two seasons. Schilling earned NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year honors during the 2009-10 academic year. He was 2009 All-Big Ten honorable mention and co-recipient of the Hugh R. Rader Jr. Award as Michigan’s top offensive lineman. He has started 22 games at right tackle, 12 contests at left guard and two games at right guard.

Programs on sale

Be a part of Michigan football history and pre-order the U-M vs. Connecticut official game day commemorative program. The Sept. 4 game not only marks the 131st season opener, but also the rededication of Michigan Stadium following three years of renovations and expansion.

In addition to the typical weekly content in Michigan game day programs, this commemorative issue includes features on some of the biggest personalities related to Michigan Stadium — from Fielding Yost to Bennie Oosterbaan to Bob Ufer — as well as the history of how the Big House came to be, and how it has evolved over its 83 years.

You’ll also find:

• Historical photos from the 1920s and on

• Fun facts and figures comparing the original dedication in 1927 to today in 2010

• Big House traditions and moments in history

• Milestone games

• Favorite moments from U-M football coaches

• And more!

Pre-sold game programs are available while supplies last and are priced at $15, which includes shipping and handling. There is a limit of 10 programs per order.

Orders will be fulfilled and shipped beginning Friday, Sept. 3.

As always, programs will also be available for sale inside and around Michigan Stadium on game day.

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