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K Quinn Nordin to depart Michigan, pursuit NFL career


#Another member of the #Michigan football team formalized his departure this week.

#Quinn #Nordin, a fifth-year senior who spent the last three seasons alternating place-kicking duties, has declared for the NFL draft, #New #York-based agency #Shark #Sports announced #Tuesday.

“Time to go to work,” #Nordin wrote on #Twitter, confirming the announcement.

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The #Rockford, #Mich., native converted 42 of his 58 field-goal attempts over four seasons, a 72.4 percent conversion rate that fluctuated during his time in #Ann #Arbor.

#Nordin stormed onto the scene in 2017, his redshirt freshman season, when he was 4 of 6 and kicked a pair of 50-plus yard field goals in #Michigan’s season-opening win over #Florida. #He finished the season 19 of 24 on field-goal attempts and was 35 of 38 on PATs.

#He struggled in 2018, starting 11 of 16 on field-goal attempts before losing the job to true freshman #Jake #Moody. #Nordin was relegated to PATs to start off the 2019 season, with #Moody handling a bulk of the field goals, before taking over 10 games in. #He finished the season strong, converting 10 straight field-goal attempts and setting the #Michigan record with a 57-yard field goal against #Alabama in the #Citrus #Bowl.

The strong finish earned #Nordin a bulk of the place-kicking duties during the #Wolverines’ abbreviated 2020 season, but he finished just 2 of 5 on field goals — missing all three of his attempts in a triple-overtime win over #Rutgers. #Moody handled placekicking during #Michigan’s final two games.

The 2020 season did not have to count against a student-athlete’s eligibility, the NCAA has ruled, paving the way for #Nordin to return to college for one more season.

#Nordin’s arrival at #Michigan in 2016 was overshadowed by headlines of #Jim #Harbaugh sleeping over at his parents’ house to entice the three-star kicker to commit. #At the time, #Nordin was a top-10 kicker nationally according to ESPN and recruiting service #Scout.

#His departure leaves #Moody, a senior, as #Michigan’s top option in 2021. The #Wolverines also welcome in true freshman #Tommy #Doman (#Rochester #Hills, #Mich.) as part of their latest recruiting class.

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SENIOR BOWL: #Speaking of special teams, #Michigan long snapper #Camaron #Cheeseman accepted an invitation to the #Senior #Bowl this week.

#Cheeseman — a 6-foot-4, 230-pound #New #Albany, #Ohio, native — is one of four #Michigan players to commit to the game, set for #Jan. 30 in #Mobile, #Ala.

#He opted out of playing in the 2020 season, but appeared in 39 games at #Michigan from 2017 to 2019 and is a two-time academic all-Big #Ten honoree. ESPN’s #Mel #Kiper ranks #Cheeseman as the #No. 1 long snapper in the 2021 NFL #Draft.



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https://www.mlive.com/wolverines/2020/12/k-quinn-nordin-to-depart-michigan-pursuit-nfl-career.html

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