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Wayne alumnus Tyree Kinnel picks up Big Ten honor for Michigan

ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 9: Tyree Kinnel #23 of the Michigan Wolverines intercepts the ball and scores a first quarter touchdown as Mike Boone #5 of the Cincinnati Bearcats gives chase at Michigan Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wayne graduate Tyree Kinnel is the Big Ten football defensive player of the week after spearheading a Michigan win over Cincinnati.

Kinnel, a junior defensive back for the Wolverines, logged nine tackles and returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown.

He also had his first college sack against the Bearcats.

Kinnel is one of two Dayton-area natives starting for Michigan’s defense, joining senior captain Mike McCray, a returning starter at linebacker.