Joe Milton still wears a Block M on his sleeve

Though just about no one will discuss former Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton’s previous school affiliation as he prepares for the NFL draft and participates in the NFL scouting combine, the Orlando, Florida, native hasn’t forgotten where he came from.

And we’re not referring to the Sunshine State.

Milton’s intercollegiate career started in Ann Arbor. Though he had something of a rough go of it, becoming the Michigan football starting quarterback during the COVID-19 season (2020), he’ll always relish his time with the Wolverines, so much so that he was rooting for the maize and blue in their national championship run in 2023.

Appearing at the NFL scouting combine, Milton shared his thoughts on the Wolverines’ run, and as he notes, he did graduate from the University of Michigan.

Milton moved to Knoxville in 2021 and while he got the first nod at starting quarterback at the outset of that season, Hendon Hooker ultimately took the job and ran with it. Milton got his opportunity to regain the starting job after Hooker was injured during the 2022 season. He put on a show in the Capital One Orange Bowl that year and started all of 2023.

While it may not have worked out for Milton and the maize and blue together, it appears it may have actually worked out for all parties involved. Michigan earned its national championship with J.J. McCarthy, and Milton earned his degree and ended up starting for a high-level SEC program.

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire