Michigan Football Team 2004 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 7, 2017 Happy Birthday Markus Curry!

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Wolverine named Markus Curry. Markus Jermain Curry was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up to be an excellent athlete and starred at Bishop Gallagher High School. When it came time to take his ...

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Michigan Football Team 1973 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 6, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Tom Slade!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday Anniversary of another Michigan quarterback named Tom Slade. Thomas A. “Tom” Slade was born in Manotick, Michigan. He grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and become an excellent athlete at Saginaw High School. Tom was an All-State quarterback and also excelled in basketball and ...

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Michigan Football Team 1942 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 5, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Bob Kolesar!

Today is another great day to celebrate the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Michigan Wolverine named Bob Kolesar. Robert C. “Bob” Kolesar was born on this day in Cleveland, Ohio. He is another Buckeye who saw the light and came to Ann Arbor to play football and study medicine ...

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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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