According to Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press, Michigan Wolverines senior Mario Ojemudia has ended his playing career in Ann Arbor.
The defensive end/linebacker announced the news Monday night on Instagram, posting the following per Snyder:
It’s always a great day to be a Michigan Wolverine, but unfortunately for me those days have officially come to an end. Though things didn’t work out how I wanted them I know God has a plan, and the first step of that plan is getting healthy to play at the next level. #GoBlue“
On Oct. 5, Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh announced that Ojemudia had injured his Achilles’ Heel during the Wolverines 28-0 win at Maryland. At that time, it was assumed that Ojemudia, who had 19 tackles prior to being hurt, was done playing football for the Wolverines.
However, reporters followed the story, sometimes asking for updates during Harbaugh’s weekly press conferences. At that time, near the end of the regular season, Harbaugh had said that Michigan would look into another year of eligibility for Ojemudia.
Despite out-playing a red-shirt year, there were certain cases in which players were granted more time, Harbaugh told reporters.
Ojemudia, a 6’2,” 252-pound former Farmington Hills Harrison star, played in 38 games at Michigan, starting seven times. The three-year letterman posted a career-high five tackles during Michigan’s season-opening 24-17 loss to Utah in Salt Lake City.