Michigan linebacker Cam McGrone, kicker Quinn Nordin to enter NFL Draft

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News

Michigan linebacker Cam McGrone and kicker Quinn Nordin have decided to prepare for the NFL Draft.

Both announced their decisions Tuesday on Twitter.

Michigan linebacker Cameron McGrone announced Tuesday he was entering the NFL Draft.

McGrone, a junior this season, thanked Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and former UM defensive coordinator Don Brown in his farewell statement, along with all the support staff.

“The thing I will miss most about Michigan are the men with whom I got to suit up and share a locker room,” McGrone wrote. “We built bonds and friendships that will last forever.”

The 6-foot-1, 236-pound McGrone suffered a knee injury this season and played in five of the Wolverines’ six games. He finished with 26 tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss. He was All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2019.

“There is nothing like playing in the Big House and hearing the cheers of over 100,000 fans of the Maize and Blue on Saturdays,” McGrone wrote. “I will always love this team and its fans.”

Nordin, a fifth-year senior, could have opted to return for the 2021 season. The Rockford, Michigan, native was No. 1 in the Kornblue Kicking Fab 50 rankings heading into college and famously hosted Harbaugh for a sleepover at his family’s home while being recruited. Nordin made a 57-yard field goal against Alabama in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1 of this year, tying a school record.

He regained the starting job from Jake Moody late last season and made 10 straight field goals. This season, Nordin was 2-of-5 on field-goal attempts.

Their announcements came a day after defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, who suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the third game of the season, announced he will return for the 2021 season.


Twitter: @chengelis