Michigan Football Team 1898 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

May 13, 2017 – Rest in Peace William Allen!

Today’s post celebrates the memory of William Allen who went to rest in peace on this day in 1907. He was only thirty-years old when he died. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, William L. Allen was born in Iowa in 1877. So, yes, the story of this ...

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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 1983 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 16, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Don Bracken

Today is a great day to remember a Wolverine named Don Bracken on his happy birthday anniversary. Donald Craig “Don” Bracken was born in Coalinga, California on this day in 1962. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Bracken’s family moved to Thermopolis, Wyoming while he was a middle ...

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Michigan Football Team 1972 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 12, 2017. Happy Birthday Anniversary Tom Coyle!

Today’s post celebrates the happy birthday anniversary of another special Michigan Wolverine football player Tom Coyle.  The talented Coyle was born on this date in Chicago, Illinois. Unfortunately, Tom Coyle passed away on October 9, 2012 at the age of sixty-two. Tom Coyle was an outstanding football player at ...

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Michgian Football Team 1910 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 8, 2017 Rest in Peace Meyer Morton

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Meyer Morton who went to rest in peace on this day in 1948 at the age of fifty-nine. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Meyer Morton was born as Myer Isakovitz on November 20, 1889 in Chicago, Illinois. His family changed the ...

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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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