Michigan Football Team 1921 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 22, 2017 – Happy Birthday Anniversary Ed Johns!

Today is a great day to honor the memory of Ed Johns who was born on this day in 1900. James Edward “Ed” Johns was born in Lansing, Michigan. He came to Ann Arbor after a successful high school athletic career at Lansing Central High School. Apparently, he got ...

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Michigan Football Team 2004 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 21, 2017 Happy Birthday Braylon Edwards!

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Wolverine named Braylon Edwards. Braylon Jamel Edwards was born on this day and was promptly put into a Maize and Blue outfit by his Wolverine father Stan Edwards who played for Bo Schembechler. Interestingly, the talented Edwards ...

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Michigan Football Team 1926 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 20, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Bo Molenda

Today’s post celebrates the birthday anniversary of Bo Molenda. John Joseph “Bo” Molenda was born on this day in 1905 in Oglesby, Illinois. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Molenda’s family moved to Detroit when he was in his teens and he attended Northeastern High School in Detroit. ...

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Michigan Football Team 1894 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 19, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Ralph Hayes

Today is a great day to remember a Michigan Wolverine named Ralph Hayes on his 145th birthday anniversary. Ralph Waldo Emerson Hayes was born in Stark City, Illinois on this day in 1872. Yes, he is another “Pigskin Pioneer!” According to the Wikipedia article linked below, young Hayes came ...

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Michigan Football TEam 1983 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 18, 2017 – Happy Birthday Rich Hewlett!

Happy Birthday Michigan Man Rich Hewlett. Bo Schembechler recruited the talented Hewlett from nearby Plymouth-Salem High School. Rich Hewlett was a two-time All-State football player as well as an All-State basketball player. He is one of the best athletes that Bo ever recruited. Hewlett was an especially gifted runner ...

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Michigan Football Team 1993 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 17, 2017 Happy Birthday Steve Rekowski

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Steve Rekowski.  Stephen “Steve” Rekowski was born on this day in Dearborn, Michigan. He grew up to be an excellent high school football player at Dearborn Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Michigan. Technically, Steve Rekowski was ...

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Michigan Football Team 1983 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 16, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Don Bracken

Today is a great day to remember a Wolverine named Don Bracken on his happy birthday anniversary. Donald Craig “Don” Bracken was born in Coalinga, California on this day in 1962. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Bracken’s family moved to Thermopolis, Wyoming while he was a middle ...

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Michigan football team 1953 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 15, 2017 Rest in Peace Ted Kress

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Ted Kress who went to rest in peace on this day in 2003. Edward S. “Ted” Kress was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 26, 1931. He grew up in the city and became a pretty good football player. Ted Kress left the ...

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Michigan Football Team 1880 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 14, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Frank Allen

Today’s post is an opportunity to remember Frank Allen on his Happy Birthday Anniversary. Frank Gates Allen was born on this date in 1858 in Illinois. So, that makes him another one of my favorite Michigan Wolverine “Pigskin Pioneers.” Frank Allen grew up in Aurora, Illinois. He arrived at ...

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Michigan Football Team 2000 | bigbluefootballhitory.com

February 13, 2017. Happy Birthday Drew Henson!

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Drew Henson. The talented Drew Daniel Henson was born on this day in San Diego, California. Drew grew up to be an outstanding high school athlete. He was a gifted football player at Brighton High School ...

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