1942 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 5, 2018 Happy Birthday Anniversary Robert C. Kolesar!

Today is another great day to celebrate the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Michigan Wolverine named Robert C. Kolesar. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Robert C. “Bob” Kolesar was born on this day in Cleveland, Ohio. He is another Buckeye who saw the light and came to ...

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1905 Michigan Football team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 4, 2018 Rest in Peace Shorty Longman!

Today’s post honors the passing of a Wolverine called Shorty Longman who went to rest in peace on this day in 1928. He was forty-five years old when he died. Frank Chandler “Shorty” Longman was born on December 7, 1882. Part I. Wolverine of the Day – Shorty Longman ...

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1942 Michigan football gteam | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 3, 2018 Happy Birthday Anniversary Tom G. Kuzma!

The purpose of today’s blog is to celebrate the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Wolverine named Tom G. Kuzma. A native of Indiana, Tom George Kuzma was born on this day in 1922. According, to the Wikipedia article linked below, Kuzma attended Emerson High School in Gary, Indiana. He ...

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1979 Michigan Football team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 2, 2018 Happy Birthday Anniversary Ronald B. Simpkins!

The purpose of today’s blog is to wish a very happy birthday to a Michigan Man named Ronald B. Simpkins. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Ronald Bernard “Ron” Simpkins was born on this date in Detroit, Michigan. Ron Simpkins was an outstanding athlete at Western High School ...

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Glenn Edward Schembechler Michigan Football 1989 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 1, 2018 Happy Birthday Anniversary Glenn Edward Schembehler

Today is a great day to celebrate the Happy Birthday Anniversary of Michigan Legend Glenn Edward Schembechler. Yes, Bo Schembechler was an “April Fool,” but he was no “Football Fool.” The man could flat-out coach football and build winning teams. In fact, he did it better than any other ...

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1966 Michigan Football team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 31, 2018 Happy Birthday Michael T. Bass!

Today’s post celebrates a Happy Birthday wish for a Wolverine named Michael T. Bass. Michael Thomas “Mike” Bass was born on this day in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  He grew up to be an excellent high school athlete at Ypsilanti High School in Ypsilanti. Mike starred in football, basketball and track ...

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1907 Michigan Football team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 30, 2018 Happy Birthday Anniversary Captain Paul P. Magoffin

Today’s post honors the Happy Birthday Anniversary of former Michigan Captain Paul P. Magoffin. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Paul Magoffin was born on this day in 1885 in Kansas. Paul Magoffin played football in high school and also ran track at Central High School in Washington, ...

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Mike Hammerestein Michigan Football 1984 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 29, 2018 Happy Birthday Mike Hammerstein

The purpose of today’s post is to wish a Happy Birthday to a Wolverine named Mike Hammerstein. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Michael Scott “Mike” Hammerstein was born on this day in Kokomo, Indiana. Hammerstein’s family moved to Ohio while he was growing up. Mike became an ...

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1999 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 28, 2018 Happy Birthday Michigan Man Rob Renes!

The purpose of today’s post is to wish Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Rob Renes. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Rob Renes was born on this day in Holland, Michigan. He grew up to be an outstanding high school football player at West Ottawa High School in ...

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1890 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 27, 2018 Rest in Peace Horace G. Prettyman!

Today we celebrate the memory of Michigan football legend Horace G. Prettyman who went to rest in peace on this day in 1945. Horace Greely Prettyman was born on November 8, 1857. In my opinion, he is the “most interesting man” in Michigan football history!” The first thing about ...

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