After Friday night’s Orange Bowl, Michigan’s football roster will carry only the name of the last of three Glasgow brothers who have distinguished themselves with successful careers with the Wolverines.
Graham Glasgow was the first, the self-proclaimed “No-star” high school recruit who started the pipeline from the Glasgow home in Aurora, Illinois, to Michigan.
Graham, a former walk-on at Michigan, is now a Lions rookie; Ryan, also a former walk-on, was All-Big Ten second team this season as a defensive tackle and is projected to be a second-day NFL selection; and then t’s kid brother Jordan Glasgow, a redshirt freshman walk-on who has turned heads during the Wolverines’ bowl practices.
Even with all of that, Ryan Glasgow said he never sits back and thinks, “Wow, what a story this family has become as part of the Michigan football program.”
“They work their butts off but also that’s what the Glasgow clan is – they work hard, they don’t quit, they don’t take no for an answer, and it pays off. They’re successful at what they do on the field but also off the field. Jordan’s in the business school , which he works his butt off with; Ryan just graduated with an economics degree. So it’s not only football, it’s life that they work really hard at, and it’s nice to see they’re working hard for what they want.”
After the Orange Bowl, Ryan Glasgow will head to San Diego to begin training for the NFL draft.
As another Glasgow is about to make his mark in the NFL, Jordan will try to make his at Michigan.
Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown on Wednesday said Jordan Glasgow, who played in the 12 regular-season games on special teams and made a key tackle to stop an Ohio State fake punt, has been impressive in bowl practices.
If Jabrill Peppers opts to leave Michigan after the bowl for the NFL, Brown said Glasgow could help fill that void.