Monday, March 21, 2016

Michigan Spring Football Game Countdown: The Evolution of John O'Korn

The John O'Korn File:

Height: 6-4

Weight: 209 lbs.

Position: Quarterback

Class: Junior

High School: St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)


Everything must come to an end at some point in life as nothing lasts forever.

For Michigan quarterback John O'Korn, the above statement applies to a tee.

O'Korn is used to bouncing from state to state and started in high school after moving from Huntington, Pa. to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he played at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in his junior and senior seasons.

The University of Houston offered O'Korn a scholarship and started as a true freshman and appeared things were looking cooler than the other side of the pillow.

Things turned from cool to bitter as O'Korn would be benched after one game as a sophomore at Houston in 2014 and decided to move to greener pastures at the University of Michigan, where Jim Harbaugh was named coach on Dec. 30 that year.

The junior sat out last season and maximized every opportunity by getting to watch former St. Thomas Aquinas teammate Jake Rudock start for Michigan.

Career Stats:

2013 (Houston)

- 259-of-446 completions (58.1 percent) for 3,117 yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

2014 (Houston)

- 90-of-173 completions (52.0 percent) for 951 yards, 6 TD's and 8 INT's.


- Transferred to Michigan and sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

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