Michgian Football Team 1879 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

July 4, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary William Hannan!

Today is a great day to celebrate the happy birthday anniversary of a Michigan Man named William Hannan. William Washington Hannan was born on this date in 1854 at Rochester, New York.  Hannan was one of the original thirteen lettermen who played on Team #1 back in 1879. He ...

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Michigan Football Team 1901 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

July 3, 2017 Rest in Peace Daniel Woodward!

Today is another day to remember a Wolverine named Daniel Woodward who continues to rest in peace. Daniel Wallace Woodward died on this day at Delavan Lake, Wisconsin. There isn’t a lot of information on Mr. Woodward, but I will share as much of his story as I can. ...

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Michigan Football Team 1930 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

July 2, 2017 Rest in Peace Leo Draveling!

Today is a perfect day to remember a Wolverine legend named Leo Draveling who went to rest in peace on this day in 1955 at the age of forty-eight. Leo Frank Draveling was born on June 23, 1907 in Port Huron, Michigan.   Leo Draveling grew up to become ...

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Michigan Football Team 1887 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

July 1, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Fred Townsend!

Today is a great day to celebrate the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Michigan Wolverine named Fred Townsend. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Frederick “Fred” Townsend was born in Albia, Iowa in 1862. So, he is one of those “Michigan Football Pioneers” that we just have to ...

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Michgian Football Team 1884 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

June 30, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Henry Killilea!

Today is a good day to remember another impressive Michigan Wolverine named Henry Killilea. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Henry James Killilea was born on this day in Poygan, Wisconsin in 1863. He came to Ann Arbor to advance his education and earn a law degree from ...

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Michgian Football Team 1970 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

June 29, 2017 Happy Birthday Dan Dierdorf!

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Wolverine great named Dan Dierdorf. According to the 1967 Michigan Football Media Guide, Daniel Lee “Dan” Dierdorf was born on this day in Canton, Ohio. Dan grew up to be a pretty big buy and a pretty ...

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Michigan Football Team 1993 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

June 28, 2017 Happy Birthday Pete Elezovic!

Today is a great day to wish a BIG BLUE Happy Birthday to a Wolverine named Pete Elezovic.   According to the 1991 Michigan Football Media Guide, Peter “Pete” Elezovic was born on this day in Farmington, Michigan. Elezovic grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He attended Detroit Catholic Central ...

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Michigan Football Team 1920 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

June 27, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Abe Cohn!

Today is a great day to celebrate the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Michigan Man named Abe Cohn. Abraham Jerome “Abe” Cohn was born on this day in 1897 in Portland, Oregon. He came to Ann Arbor to study law and play football for Fielding Yost in 1917. Cohn was ...

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Michigan Football Team 1949 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

June 26, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Alvin Wistert!

Today’s post celebrates the 101st Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Michigan legend named Alvin Wistert.  Alvin Lawrence “Moose” Wistert was born on this day in Chicago, Illinois in 1916. He was the third Wistert to play at Michigan and he lived up to the family name by playing at ...

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Michigan Football Team 1974 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

June 25, 2017 Happy Birthday Mike Lantry!

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to a Wolverine record-setter named Mike Lantry. Michael William “Mike” Lantry was born on this day in Michigan. He grew up in Oxford, Michigan and became an outstanding athlete at Oxford High School. He was a star on the ...

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