Michigan adds former Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock as grad transfer

By RICKY LINDSAY, Sports Editor

You can never have too many quarterbacks.

Apparently that’s Jim Harbaugh’s mantra as he enters his first season at Michigan.

The Wolverines spring roster featured eight quarterbacks, including three scholarship signal callers.

Add another one to that list come fall.

Michigan announced Thursday the acquisition of quarterback Jake Rudock as a graduate transfer. Rudock, a 2011 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Weston, Fla.), played for Iowa the past four seasons.

“I am excited for Jake to get here and compete with the quarterbacks that we already have in the program,” quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch said in a release from the athletic department. “I’ve known Jake for a long time, since 2011, and I am excited to be a part of the staff that is now coaching him.”

Rudock threw for 2,436 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions last season, leading Iowa to a 7-6 record and TaxSlayer Bowl bid. He ranked second in the Big Ten in completion percentage (61.7%) last season.

Fisch spoke highly of his new quarterback in the release, mentioning his poise and the talent he adds to an already deep position.

“I think that Jake brings great maturity and experience to the program,” Fisch said. “He has 25 starts under his belt in the Big Ten and a winning record of 15-10. All of that, combined with the quarterbacks we currently have in the program and all the skill we are surrounding him with, we are excited about the things that Jake can do for our program.”

Ricky Lindsay

Ricky Lindsay was the Editor-in-Chief of The Michigan Journal during the 2015-2016 academic year. He has been a staff favorite over the years for his work. Ricky served as Sports Editor for two years before becoming Editor-in-Chief. He covered University of Michigan football for four years and was an advocate for UM-Dearborn involvement.