Jake Rudock has been a University of Michigan student athlete for less than a year but yet has had a ride of ups and downs tumultuous enough to span a whole career. Rudock has gone from hated to beloved and to, during the game against Ohio State, injured. The graduate transfer fifth-year senior earned the ire of many belong to Michigan’s fandom from his performance in his first game with the Wolverines, in which he threw three interceptions in a loss to Utah. However, first-year Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh resisted the calls for Rudock’s benching, and Rudock soon validated his coach’s decision. In his first and only season with the Wolverines, Rudock blossomed by setting a school record by throwing for over 250 yards for each of the regular season’s final four games. However, in the last of these games, Rudock was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury. Rudock is healthy now, and he hopes to lead the Wolverines to a win in the Citrus Bowl against Florida. No matter the result, he has endeared himself to the same Michigan fanbase that was alien or even hostile to him only months ago.