Michigan Football Team 1943 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 11, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Vince Mroz!

Today’s post celebrates the happy birthday anniversary of a Wolverine named Vince Mroz who was born on this day in 1922. Vincent Peter “Vince” Mroz was born in Stanley, Wisconsin. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, his family moved to East Chicago, Indian when he was a child. ...

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Michigan Football Team 1947 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 10, 2017 Happy Birthday Bill Pritula!

Today’s post celebrates the ninety-fifth Happy Birthday anniversary of Bill Pritula. William “Bill” Pritula was born on this day in 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, the Pritula family moved to Detroit. Bill Pritula was a very good football player at Chadsey High School. ...

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March 9, 2017 – Happy Birthday Pete Newell!

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Wolverine named Pete Newell. Peter “Pete” Newell was born on this day in Chicago, Illinois. After starring at Notre Dame College Prep High School Pete arrived in Ann Arbor to earn a degree from Michigan and play ...

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Michigan Football Team 1895 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 8, 2017 Rest in Peace John Hollister!

Today’s post celebrates the memory of John Hollister who went to rest in peace on this day in 1950 at the age of eighty. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, John Willis Hollister was born on October 21, 1869 in North Pawlet, Vermont. He arrived in Ann Arbor ...

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March 7, 2017 Happy Birthday Roy Roundtree!

The purpose of today’s blog is to wish a very Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Roy Roundtree. Roy Randolph Roundtree was born on this day in Ohio. Roundtree grew up to be an excellent high school football player at Trotwood-Madison High School in Dayton, Ohio. By the time he ...

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Michigan Football TEam 2009 |bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 6, 2017 Happy Birthday Zoltan Mesko!

Today is a great day to wish a BIG BLUE Happy Birthday to a Wolverine named Zoltan Mesko.  According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Zoltan Mesko was born on this date in Timisoara, Romania. He was twelve years old when his family immigrated to Ohio. Zoltan played a ...

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Michigan Football Team 1892

March 5, 2017 Rest in Peace Frank Decke!

Today is good day to remember a Wolverine named Frank Decke who continues to rest in peace. Frank Decke died on this day in Chicago, Illinois in 1899 at twenty-eight years of age. According to the rosters I checked, Frank Decke played one year of football at Michigan in ...

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Michigan Football Team 1957 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 4, 2017 Rest in Peace Jim Pace!

Today is a great day to remember a Wolverine All-American named Jim Pace as he continues to rest in peace. James Edward “Jim” Pace left his family and friends on this day in 1983 at the age of forty-seven. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, he was working ...

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Michigan Football Team 1980 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 3, 2017 Happy Birthday George Lilja!

The purpose of today’s post is to wish a very Happy Birthday to a Wolverine named George Lilja. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, George Vincent Lilja was born on this day in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Yes, he is a Chicago guy! Now that I live in the ...

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Michigan Football Team 1966 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 2, 2017 Happy Birthday William Hardy

Today is a great day to remember a Wolverine named William Hardy on his happy birthday anniversary. William “Bill” Hardy was born in Newton, Mississippi. During his high school years, he was living in Detroit. William became a pretty good football player and student at Detroit Pershing High School.  ...

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