Meet the two Livingston County players on this year’s Michigan football team

Expectations are extremely high for the Michigan football team this season, as the Wolverines kick off the 2018 campaign on Saturday night against Notre Dame.

Among the players on this year’s U-M team are two players from Livingston County – quarterback Jacob West of Pinckney and tight end Kenneth Ferris of Fowlerville. The final roster was released this week.

Wearing No. 15, West is a walk-on for the Wolverines who primarily serves as a scout team player. A junior, he also played in 2016 and 2017, and has yet to see game action. A career highlight came in 2017, when he was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.

As a standout at Pinckney High School, West was first-team All-Conference and All-County. You’ll find his bio page here.

Jacob West of Pinckney

Wearing No. 34, Ferris is a senior walk-on tight end who excelled at Fowlerville High School. He was on the team in 2017 and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. He has yet to see game action. You’ll find his bio page here.

Kenneth Ferris of Fowlerville.

West and Ferris are the latest in a long line of Michigan football players from Livingston County – a list that includes Drew Henson, Clint Copenhaver, Dave Pearson, Morgan Trent and Eric Warner. Henson, Pearson and Trent all went on to play in the NFL.

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