The ballpark was alive with the spirit of victory as Blake Corum, the University of Michigan’s football powerhouse, debuted the ceremonial first pitch for the Detroit Tigers’ game against the Oakland Athletics.

Corum, no stranger to pressure, fired a two-seam fastball “right down the pipe,” much to the crowd’s delight at Comerica Park, according to a report by ClickOnDetroit.

Just days before, it was Penei Sewell, a Pro Bowl tackle for the Detroit Lions, who took the mound for the home opener.

The Tigers have been on a spree acknowledging gridiron greats, and Corum, with his recent college football national championship victory, was no exception.

He left his mark at Michigan not only with a stellar championship performance but also as a record-setter, boasting career highs in rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns, and career points scored, reminiscent of orchestrating the perfect season, according to ClickOnDetroit.

During a TV interview with Bally Sports Detroit, Corum showed off his Big Ten Championship rings – artifacts of triumph from 2021 and 2022.

He then teased the arrival of more glinting accolades, telling the network, “We’ve got four more coming in on the 20th for the Spring Game. I’m excited to see those,” as quoted by 247Sports.

With Michigan poised to attempt an NFL Draft record soon after their Spring Game, Corum’s riding high on a dreamy streak, prepping for a professional football career alongside the aspirations reminding other Wolverine stars.

He proudly mentioned transfers like Jaishawn Barham and upcoming talents including Donovan Edwards, Kalel Mullings, and Benjamin Hall, who Corum believes carries a familiar determination and work ethic, as reported by Sports Illustrated.

Looking ahead, the 2024 NFL Draft, hosted in Detroit, is set to welcome a new group of Wolverines to the professional ranks. Corum’s journey, marked by accolades and a talent for surpassing expectations on the field, continues to inspire. His comments to Bally Sports Detroit reflect his grounded yet grateful perspective on his already storied career: “I just try to take it one day at a time, but it’s been nothing but great, just living out your childhood dreams,” Corum shared according to Sports Illustrated. With his legacy at Michigan solidified, as Corum steps into his future, all eyes are on his next move as the NFL Draft approaches.

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