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Week 5: As in the weeks leading up to Michigan's 45-7 win over Nebraska, Colson was used primarily in coverage on passing plays against the 'Huskers. The LB allowed two receptions in coverage for nine total yards. He was credited with two solo tackles and two assisted stops. He didn't record a QB pressure on the two times he rushed Northwestern QB Ben Bryant. — JH
Week 4: In Michigan's 31-7 thumping of Rutgers, Colson was in on six tackles. On passing plays, he dropped into coverage on two-thirds (14) of those snaps, allowing one catch for 10 yards. He didn't record a sack or QB pressure in the seven times he rushed the passer. — JH
Week 3: Colson logged a season-high 44 snaps against Bowling Green, recording five solo tackles and two assisted tackles in the Wolverines' 31-6 win. The LB also had one hit on the Falcons' quarterback. — JH
Week 2: Playing 32 snaps, Colson had one hurry on UNLV quarterback Doug Brumfield. He was in on four tackles, helping Michigan limit the not-so-Runnin' Rebels to 61 yards rushing and a meager 2.0 yards per carry. Michigan beat UNLV handily, 35-7. — JH
Week 1: Colson played 27 total snaps and tied for the team lead with five tackles, including two tackles for loss. Michigan thumped visiting East Carolina 30-3 in the season opener for both squads. — JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022 (soph): Started all 14 games at linebacker; led the team with 101 tackles including six for loss with two sacks, one pass breakup, and one quarterback hurry to earn his second varsity letter…All-Big Ten selection (second team, coaches, third team, media)...Recipient of the team's Roger Zatkoff Award…Named Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Nebraska…Three time shared Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against UConn, Penn State, Michigan State…Led the team with 10 tackles, his first career double-digit tackle performance, in a start against Colorado State (Sept. 3)...Assisted on two tackles in a start against Hawaii (Sept. 10)...Made five stops including one for loss against UConn (Sept. 17)...Set a new career-best with 13 tackles plus a quarterback hurry against Maryland (Sept. 24)...Led the team with seven tackles at Iowa (Oct. 1) including three solos…Made one sack among seven total tackles starting at Indiana (Oct. 8)...Assisted on five tackles in a start against Penn State (Oct. 15)...Led the team with 10 tackles including one for loss against Michigan State (Oct. 29)...Made 1.5 tackles for loss from his linebacker spot at Rutgers (Nov. 5) among two tackles…Led the team with six tackles including a sack against Nebraska (Nov. 12)...Led the team with six tackles (four solo) against Illinois (Nov. 19)...Notched seven tackles (two solo) at Ohio State (Nov. 26)...Racked up 15 tackles against Purdue in the Big Ten Championship (Dec. 3)...Contributed six tackles and a pass breakup against TCU in the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl/CFP Semifinal (Dec. 31)
2021 (fr): Appeared all 14 games with seven starts at linebacker and contributed on special teams; finished fourth among all defenders with 61 tackles including a shared tackle for loss, a shared sack, and three pass break ups; also had one fumble recovery and three quarterback hurries to earn his first varsity letter…Tabbed as a Freshman All-American by the Maxwell Football Club…Named a Midseason Freshman All-American by 247Sports…Shared team Defensive Rookie of the Year honors (2021)...Named Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Indiana…Made his U-M debut playing linebacker and on special teams against Western Michigan (Sept. 4), with two tackles (one solo) and a pass breakup…Made four tackles (two solo) playing snaps at linebacker and contributed on special teams against Washington (Sept. 11)...Saw increased action against Rutgers (Sept. 25), totaling five tackles (three solo) and his first career fumble recovery…Tallied five stops (one solo) playing linebacker at Nebraska (Oct. 9)...Made his first career start at linebacker and made one solo stop against Northwestern (Oct. 23)...Delivered six tackles from his linebacker spot at Michigan State (Oct. 30)....Started against Indiana (Nov. 6) and led the team with eight tackles (one solo)...For the first time in his career, hit double-digit tackles with 12 (five solo) and registered his first career share of a sack/tackle for loss at Penn State (Nov. 13)...Started at Maryland (Nov. 20) and made four solo tackles… Broke up a pass among three tackles and added a quarterback hurry against Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game (Dec. 4)...Totaled five stops in a start against Georgia in the Capital One Orange Bowl/CFP Semifinal (Dec. 31)
High school: Attended Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, TN. Coached by Matt Daniels…Earned a 247Sports Composite ranking of four stars; the No. 95 overall player nationally, the No. 5 outside linebacker and the No. 2 player in the state of Tennessee...Named a 4-star prospect by 247Sports; the No. 99 overall player in the nation, the No. 6 outside linebacker and the No. 3 player in the state of Tennessee…Member of the ESPN300 as the 142nd overall recruit nationally; rated as a four-star prospect, the No. 16 outside linebacker and the No. 3 player in the state of Tennessee…Rivals.com 4-star prospect, the No. 94 prospect nationally, the No. 5 outside linebacker recruit in the country and the No. 3 player in Tennessee…Named semifinalist for the 2020 Butkus Award presented to the nation’s top high school linebacker…Selected to participate in the 2020 All-American BowlHelped Ravenwood to a 7-5 record as a senior…Finished as Class 6A state runners-up during his junior season with a 13-2 record…Made 59 tackles including 7.5 for loss with 3.5 sacks, two fumble returns as a senior…Named Gateway Tire Player of the Week after an 11-tackle, 2 TFL and 2 fumble recoveries against Franklin; added a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown…Also scored a 90-yard kick return touchdown and blocked a punt…Credited with 175 tackles his junior season including 30 TFLs and 14 sacks.
Junior Colson was born Dec. 6, 2002…Born and spent his first 9 years in Haiti before moving to the United States…Adopted by Steve and Melanie Colson.
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