- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Detroit Lions reporter
"Exit Interview" is a concept started at WolverineNation last year in which we chat with players leaving Michigan about their experiences with the Wolverines and in some cases what's next.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Before Elliott Mealer even arrived at Michigan, he became a sentimental favorite for Wolverines fans, having been injured in an accident which paralyzed his brother and claimed the lives of his father and his girlfriend.
Through it all, Mealer stuck with football even if he watched from the background and on special teams through most of his career before earning the starting center spot his final season.
Elliott Mealer arrived at Michigan after being in a car accident in which his father and his girlfriend were killed. The next five years didn't go as planned, but Mealer perservered.