1963 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 31, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Joe O’Donnell!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a former Michigan Football Captain named Joe O’Donnell. Joseph Raymond  “Joe” O’Donnell.  O’Donnell was born in Ann Arbor and grew up down the road in Milan, Michigan. He was an outstanding athlete (football, basketball and track) at Milan High School where ...

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1994 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 30, 2017 Happy Birthday Remy Hamilton!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday anniversary of a Michigan Wolverine named Remy Hamilton. After an outstanding high school football career in Florida, Remy Hamilton opted to continue his education and his football at Michigan. Hamilton was a three-sport star in high school (football, soccer and tennis). He played ...

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1932 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

Augusst 29, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Chuck Bernard!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Michigan Man named Chuck Bernard. Joseph Charles “Chuck” Bernard was born in Chicago, Illinois on this date in 1911. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School before going on to star at Michigan. Joseph Charles “Chuck” Bernard attended The University ...

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1971 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 28, 2017 Happy Birthday Thom Darden!

Today is a great day to wish a M Go Blue Happy Birthday to Thom Darden. Thomas Vincent “Thom” Darden was born on this day at Sandusky, Ohio. Thom was an outstanding athlete at Sandusky High School. Football and baseball were his two best sports. He decided to continue ...

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1995 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 26, 2017 A Look Back: Lloyd Carr’s Journey Begins!

Today’s post is a reprise of my first post last year titled Lloyd Carr’s Journey Begins! It marks the twenty-third anniversary of Lloyd Carr’s first game at Michigan. This was an important time in Michigan Football History for many reasons that I will elaborate on in this post. Remember, ...

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1913 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 25, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Ernest Allmendinger!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Michigan Wolverine named Ernest Allmendinger. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Ernest John “Aqua” Allmendinger was born on this date in 1890 at Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ernest worked for the Ann Arbor Railroad as a “water boy’ when he ...

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1974 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 24, 2017 Happy Birthday Dennis Franklin!

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Dennis Franklin. According to the 1974 Michigan Football Media Guide, Dennis E. Franklin was born at Massillon, Ohio on this date. He grew up to be a record-setting quarterback for the Massillon Tigers. Franklin knew how ...

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1974 Michigan Wolverine Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 23, 2017 Happy Birthday Gil Chapman!

Today is a great day to wish a M Go Blue Happy Birthday to Gil Chapman. According to the 1974 Michigan Football Media Guide, Gil Chapman was born on this day in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Although he was not a big man (Five feet nine inches tall and 180 ...

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1948 Michigan Football Rose Bowl Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 22, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Joe Soboleski!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday anniversary of a Michigan Wolverine named Joe Soboleski. Joseph Robert “Joe” Soboleski was born on this date in 1926 at Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Grand Rapids Catholic High School and starred as a lineman. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy ...

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