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Courtesy: University of Michigan Athletics

WMU Football Officially Adds Richard Ash

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 05/19/2014
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Western Michigan football announced the official addition of University of Michigan graduate Richard Ash to the program.  The Pahokee, Fla., native is enrolled in graduate classes this summer and will be a part of the team during the 2014 campaign.

Similar to Mike Jones coming from Michigan in 2013 and John Deyo coming from Michigan State in 2012, Ash completed his undergraduate coursework at Michigan, graduating this spring, and has one year of eligibility remaining.

As a Wolverine, Ash appeared in 14 career games at defensive tackle and also contributed on special teams.  He made his collegiate debut at nose tackle against Minnesota on Oct. 1, 2011 and appeared in three games during Michigan's Sugar Bowl championship season.  Ash made his first career tackle against Ohio State on Nov. 30, 2013.

During his high school career, Ash was a three-year varsity letterman with the football program, registering 45 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and recovered two fumbles as a senior.  He racked up 84 tackles with 7.0 TFLs, 5.0 sacks to go along with an interception, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a junior.  Ash was the nation's No. 25 defensive tackle according to Rivals.com coming out of Pahokee High School.

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