Photoshop Phriday: David Terrell
From 1998 to 2000 David Terrell was one of Michigan’s top wide receivers and a nightmare for opposing defenses. As if that weren’t enough, he played a few games on defense too. Terrell saw game action plenty his freshman year but wasn’t as much a key figure in the offense; he really broke out during his sophomore year when he hauled in 71 receptions (then second all time in a season at Michigan) for over 1,000 receiving yards. As a sophomore and junior he was an All-Big Ten selection and his 2000 season earned him first-team All-American honors. In 2000 Terrell caught a whopping 14 touchdowns and racked up 1,130 receiving yards which at the time was another Michigan receiving record.
Those two great years earned Terrell another distinction as the first Michigan player to have multiple 1,000 receiving yard seasons. He is in good company with some of the other great Michigan wide receivers. Anthony Carter and Braylon Edwards are two of the only Wolverines to also catch 14 touchdowns in a season. The three also all wore the #1 jersey which after Carter had traditionally been given to Michigan’s top receiver. When he left Michigan in 2000 he was one of the nation’s best and he was drafted by the Chicago Bears as the 8th pick of the 1st round in the 2001 NFL draft. Terrell played for the Bears until 2004, then with the Denver Broncos in 2005. Terrell occasionally returned kicks and was known to practice with gruyère stuffed crusty loaves that came in at high speeds.