Hudson senior linebacker signs with Michigan


Staff report

It's official.

Ben Gedeon is now a Wolverine.

The standout Hudson senior linebacker signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and football careers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Feb. 6.

Gedeon signed his letter of intent in Austin, Texas, one day after playing for the 2013 U.S. Under-19 national team in the fourth annual International Bowl.

Gedeon guided the Explorers to their second straight playoff appearance in 2012. Hudson lost a 39-28 decision to eventual Division I state runner-up Toledo Whitmer in a Region 2 semifinal contest. The Explorers also reached the Region 2 semifinals in 2011.

Gedeon, who was Hudson's starting tailback, earned first-team All-Ohio honors for the second consecutive year. He guided the Explorers to their third consecutive Northeast Ohio Conference River Division championship in 2012.

Gedeon finished as Hudson's all-time leading tackler after he finished with a team-leading 126 tackles. It was his third straight season of 100 or more tackles. He also had 11 tackles for a loss, five sacks and five fumble recoveries.

Gedeon led the Explorers' ground game with 1,091 yards rushing. He leaves Hudson as the school's all-time leader in scoring (278 points), touchdowns accounted for (48), touchdowns scored (46), rushing touchdowns (37), rushing yards (3,052), rushing attempts (501) and 100-yard games (15).

The Wolverines finished 8-5 after losing a 33-28 decision to the University of South Carolina in the Outback Bowl. Michigan finished 6-2 in the Big Ten.


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