Michigan Football Team 1972 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 12, 2017. Happy Birthday Anniversary Tom Coyle!

Today’s post celebrates the happy birthday anniversary of another special Michigan Wolverine football player Tom Coyle.  The talented Coyle was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois. Unfortunately, Tom Coyle passed away on October 9, 2012 at the age of sixty-two. Tom Coyle was an outstanding football player at ...

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February 11, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Howard Abbott!

Today is a great day to remember a Wolverine named Howard Abbott on his happy birthday anniversary. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Howard T. Abbott was born in Washington, DC on this day in 1867. So, yes, he was another Michigan “Pigskin Pioneer!” Interestingly, Howard Abbott was ...

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Michigan Football Team 2011 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 9, 2017 – Happy Birthday Jeremy Gallon!

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a very recent Michigan Wolverine named Jeremy Gallon. Jeremy is simply one of the most prolific receivers in Michigan Football history. Jeremy Jermaine Gallon was born on this date in Apopka, Florida. Although he didn’t grow up to be ...

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Michgian Football Team 1910 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 8, 2017 Rest in Peace Meyer Morton

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Meyer Morton who went to rest in peace on this day in 1948 at the age of fifty-nine. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Meyer Morton was born as Myer Isakovitz on November 20, 1889 in Chicago, Illinois. His family changed the ...

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Michgian Football Team 1888 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 6, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Frederic L. Smith!

Today is a great day to remember a Wolverine named Frederic L. Smith on his happy birthday anniversary. Frederic Latta Smith was born in Lansing, Michigan on this day in 1870. Yes, another Michigan “Pigskin Pioneer!” According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Smith attended Lansing High School, but ...

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Michigan Football Team 1879 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 5, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Edmund Barmore!

Today’s post is an opportunity to remember Edmund Barmore on his Happy Birthday Anniversary (157th). Edmund Herbert Barmore was born on this date in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1860. Yes, that’s before the Civil War! According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Barmore grew up in Jeffersonville where his father ...

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Michigan Football Team 1927 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 4, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Bennie Oosterbaan!

Today’s post is an opportunity to celebrate the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Michigan Legend named Bennie Oosterbaan. The athletically gifted Oosterbaan was born on this day in Muskegon, Michigan in 1906. Benjamin G. “Bennie” Oosterbaan came to Ann Arbor, Michigan as a lanky, eighteen old freshman in the fall ...

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