MIchigan Football Team 1905 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 4, 2017 Rest in Peace Frank Longman!

Today’s post honors the passing of a Wolverine named Frank 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. Frank Longman was one of many “star” players on ...

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Michigan Football Team 1942 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 3, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Tom Kuzma!

The purpose of today’s blog is to celebrate the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Wolverine named Tom 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 excelled ...

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Michigan Football Team 1989 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 1, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Bo Schembechler!

Today is a great day to celebrate a Happy Birthday Anniversary of Michigan Legend, Bo Schembechler. Glenn Edward “Bo” Schembechler was born on this day in 1929. Yes, Bo Schembechler was an April “Fool,” but he was no Football “fool!” The man could flat-out coach football. In fact, he ...

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Michigan Football Team 1966 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 31, 2017 Happy Birthday Mike Bass!

Today’s post celebrates a Happy Birthday wish for a Wolverine named Mike 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. He starred in football, basketball and track and ...

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Michigan Football Team 1907 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 30, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Paul Magoffin!

Today’s post honors the Happy Birthday Anniversary of Paul Magoffin. Michigan Man Paul Magoffin was born on this day in Kansas in 1885. He made his way from Kansas to Washington and then to Marietta, Ohio before arriving in Ann Arbor in 1904. According to the Wikipedia article linked ...

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Michigan Football Team 1945 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 29, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Joe Ponsetto!

Wow – today is a great day to remember the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Wolverine named Joe Ponsetto. Joseph “Joe” Ponsetto was born on this day in 1926. I think he was born in Flint, Michigan, but I have been unable to verify that fact. He became a ...

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Michigan Football Team 1999 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 28, 2017 Happy Birthday Rob Renes!

Today’s post celebrates the birth of Rob Renes who was an important part of Michigan Football history from 1995 to 1999. 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 Grand ...

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Michigan Football Team 1890 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 27, 2017 Rest in Peace Horace Prettyman!

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

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Michigan Football Team 1909 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 26, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Dave Allerdice!

Today is a great day to remember a Michigan Man named Dave Allerdice on his birthday anniversary.  David Way “Dave” Allerdice was born on this day in 1887 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dave Allerdice grew up in Indiana, but he chose to become a Michigan Man when he arrived on ...

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Michgain Wolverine Football TEam 1931 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 25, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Norm Daniels!

Today’s post is an opportunity to celebrate a special Happy Birthday Anniversary for a Michigan Wolverine named Norm Daniels. Mr. Daniels was born on this date in 1907 in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up to become a very talented athlete at Detroit Southeastern High School in Detroit, Michigan. Daniels ...

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