U-M Tight End Ian Bunting Showcases Rap Skills on “Be Back”

Rappers want to be athletes and athletes want to be rappers with the latter being guys whose music sounds like it was made on a “my first Casio” keyboard while using a tired Dr. Seuss cadence.

Well, it may not be that bad… but oftentimes it’s not good.

The University of Michigan football team has somehow found the right blend of gridiron toughness and lyrical credibility.

First, it was a pair of walk-ons — quarterback Jack Kennedy and receiver Joe Reynolds — that hit the booth to create winged helmet music and eventually penned the song Hundred Level that was played by the school’s band.

All-American linebacker Jabril Peppers then showed the nation his ability to flow on the mic when, as a five-star recruit, he used a rap to announce his intentions to play for the maize and blue in 2014

Even head coach Jim Harbaugh got in on the fun as he dropped the hook on the university-themed “Who’s Got it Better than Us” over the summer.

But perhaps the most talented lyricist on the team may be redshirt tight end, Ian Bunting. The redshirt sophomore tight end from Hinsdale, IL is still finding his traction on the field but appears to be right at home in the recording booth.

The video for the song “Be Back” has cameos by some of his UM teammates and lets the world know that if this football thing doesn’t work out, that he could have a legit future in hip hop.

Check out the video and give us your thoughts.

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