Craig Roh, a former Michigan Wolverine star, passed away at age 33

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Craig Roh, a former Michigan Wolverine star, passed away at age 33

Roh's colon cancer was in stage four. After a quiet fight with colon cancer, former Michigan Wolverines defensive star Craig Roe passed away tragically. On his X account, his wife Chelsea wrote: "I wanted to let all of his followers know that God brought Craig home on Monday, February 26th, after an 18-month battle with Stage IV colon cancer." Since he genuinely wanted to concentrate on providing the greatest content and creating the best goods he could, Craig did not make much of his battle public. He outlined a schedule for his company, so pay attention.

Before deciding to commit to the Wolverines in 2008, Roh was a four-star recruit at Chaparral High School, where he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Arizona. Between 2009 and 2012, he was a prominent player for the Michigan Wolverines, writing history with 51 straight starts.

In 2010, the Wolverines defeated Illinois 67-65 in triple overtime thanks to one of his most well-known plays. In an attempt to force OT and push the game into overtime, Roh pulled quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase out of the pocket, which resulted in an incomplete pass.

Sherrone Moore, the head coach of Michigan, posted on X, expressing his sadness on the passing of Craig Roh, the former defensive end who led our program in career starts. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this trying time. I hope and pray for peace and comfort for everyone who knew this amazing Wolverine, and my thoughts and prayers are with the Roh family as a whole.

There were more tributes to come in. Taylor Lewan, a former NFL player who was Roh's teammate in high school and college, stated: "I could never have lived the life I do now without Craig." I never would have made it to college, I would never have played in the NFL, and I would not currently be in this role. Thus, Craig Roh did, in fact, significantly improve my quality of life. His wife Chelsea and their newborn kid, who must now grow up without his father, have my deepest sympathies. Everyone who was acquainted with Craig understood that, at his core, he was a decent man who, in any situation, always gave it his all.

In honor of their dead comrade, several former Michigan teammates also gave tribute.

Former Michigan teammates honored their fellow Wolverine as well. Roh did not play in a game during the regular season after being signed by the Carolina Panthers in 2013. He also participated in the Canadian Football League, where he and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers won the 2019 Grey Cup.

He relocated to Texas after finishing his football career, where he worked as a coach and for a number of software businesses. His 2-year-old son Max and his wife Chelsea survive him.