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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Michigan Football Team 1895 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 2, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Fred Henninger

Today is a great day to remember a Wolverine named Fred Henninger on his happy birthday anniversary. Frederick “Fred” Henninger was born in Cleveland, Ohio on this day in 1873. Yes, Henninger was a real Michigan “Pigskin Pioneer!” Fred Henninger’s family settled in Barberton, Ohio. Fred made his way ...

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Michigan Football Team 1928 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 1, 2017 Rest in Peace Otto Pommerening

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Otto Pommerening who went to rest in peace on this day in 1992.* Otto Pommerening was born on January 26, 1904. He grew up in Ann Arbor so Otto probably wanted to be a Michigan Wolverine for a very, very long time.   ...

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Michgian Football TEam 1906 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

January 29, 2017 Rest in Peace John S. “Big Joe” Curtis.

Today’s post honors the passing of John S. “Big Joe” Curtis who went to rest in peace on this day in 1972. He was eighty-eight years old when he died. John S.  “Big Joe” Curtis was born on November 14, 1882. He was the first freshman to ever start ...

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