1981 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 22, 2017 Happy Birthday Kurt F. Becker!

The purpose of today’s blog is to wish a very happy birthday to a Michigan Man named Kurt F. Becker. The tough, and talented, Kurt Frank Becker was born on this date in Aurora, Illinois. Kurt Becker was an outstanding athlete at Aurora East High School. Yes, he was ...

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1984 MIchigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 21, 1984 – First Ever Game Against BYU

Today’s post recalls the thirty-third anniversary of Michigan’s first ever game against BYU on this date in 1984.  The historic Wolverine-Cougar matchup was the twelfth game of the season for Michigan. The Wolverines started fast in 1984 with an upset win over top-ranked Miami of Florida (22-14). They had ...

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1955 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 20, 2017 Rest in Peace Tony Branoff!

Today is a great day to reflect on the career of Tony Branoff, who went to rest in peace on this day in 2012. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Anthonios “Tony” Branoff was born in Flint, Michigan. He became a football star at Flint Central High School. ...

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1898 Michigan Football Team |bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 19, 2017 Rest in Peace Charles Widman!

Today is another great day to remember a Michigan Man named Charles Widman who went to rest in peace on this day in 1944. Mr. Widman was sixty-five years old at the time of his death. According to the Wikipeida article linked below, Charles Henry Widman was born on ...

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1901 Michigan Wolverine Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 18, 2017 Rest in Peace Eben “Tug” Wilson!

Today is a great day to remember a Michigan Man named Eben “Tug” Wilson who went to rest in peace on this day in 1948. Wilson was seventy-nine years old at the time of his death. Eben “Tug” Wilson grew up in Merrill, Michigan. However, Tug came to Ann ...

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1955 Michigan Wolverine Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 17, 2017 Happy Birthday Lou Baldacci

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Man named Lou Baldacci. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Louis Granville “Lou” Baldacci was born on this day in 1934 at Richmond, Virginia. Apparently, Lou’s family moved to Ohio where he eventually graduated from St. ...

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2007 Michigan Wolverine Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 16, 2017 Happy Birthday Brandent R. T. Englemon!

Today, I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Brandent R. T. Englemon. According to the 2006 Michigan Football Media Guide Brandent Robert Terrell Englemon was born on this date in Kentucky and grew up to be an outstanding athlete. He was a record setting quarterback ...

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2011 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 15, 2017 Happy Birthday Dave Molk

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Dave Molk. According to the 2011 Michigan Football Media Guide, David Michael “Dave” Molk was born on this day in Palos Hills, Illinois. He grew up to be an outstanding football player (Center) at Lemont Township ...

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2012 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 14, 2017 Happy Birthday Devin Gardner

The purpose of today’s post is to wish a very Happy Birthday to Devin Gardner. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Devin James Gardner was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan. He became a star athlete in football and basketball at Inkster High School in Inkster, Michigan. ...

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1912 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

December 13, 2017 Rest in Peace Clement P. Quinn!

Today’s post celebrates the life of a Michigan Wolverine named Clement P. Quinn who went to rest in peace on this day in 1975. Quinn, who was born in 1890, was a pretty good football player who played for the legendary Fielding Yost. Let’s look at Clement Quinn’s career ...

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