Michigan Football TEam 1950 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 22, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Harry Allis!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday Anniversary of an outstanding Michigan Man  ̶  Harry Allis. Harry Dean Allis was born on this date in 1928. Allis was raised in Flint, Michigan where he became an excellent football player. He opted to continue his education and his football at the ...

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Michigan Football Team 1992 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 21, 2017 Happy Birthday Tony McGee!

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Tony McGee.  Tony Lamont McGee was born on this day in Terre Haute, Indiana. He grew up to be an outstanding football and basketball player at Terre Haute South High School in Terre Haute.  He was ...

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Michigan Football Team 1888 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 20, 2017 Michigan’s First Football Games in April!

Today we are looking at Michigan’s first football games in the month of April. In order to do that, we have to go all the way back to 1888. Yes, that is a very, very long time ago. Michigan played the first of two April football games on this ...

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Michigan Football Team 1908 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 19, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Germany Schulz!

Today is a great day to remember a Michigan Legend named Germany Schulz on his birthday anniversary.  Adolph “Germany” Schulz was born on this day in 1883 at Fort Wayne, Indiana. Germany Schulz grew up in Indiana, but he chose to become a Michigan Man when he arrived on ...

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Fred Negus (#51) is shown above with the 1943 Michigan Big Ten Co-Championship Football Team. He is seated in the second row - fourth man from the left. Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library.

April 18, 2017 Rest in Peace Fred Negus!

Today’s post celebrates the life of a Wolverine named Fred Negus who went to rest in peace on this day in 2005 at the age of eighty-one. Frederick Wilson “Fred” Negus was born in Colerain, Ohio on November 7, 1923. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, he grew ...

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Michigan Football Team 1913 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 17, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Miller Pontius!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Michigan Wolverine named Miller Pontius. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Miller Hall Pontius was born on this date in 1891 in Circleville, Ohio. He was an excellent athlete (football and baseball) who came to Ann Arbor to play ...

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Michgian Football Team at Whitmore Lake 1904 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 16, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Rosewell Wendell!

Today is a good day to wish a Happy Birthday Anniversary in honor of Rosewell Wendell. Rosewell Murray Wendell was born in Detroit, Michigan on this date in 1885. Wendell is another one of the many unknown and unsung heroes of Michigan football. I call him one of the ...

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Michigan Football Team 1938 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 15, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Elmer Gedeon!

Today’s post celebrates the birthday anniversary of Elmer Gedeon. Elmer John Gedeon was born on this date in 1917. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and became an excellent athlete at West High School in Cleveland. Gedeon starred in football, baseball and track in high school. He came to ...

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Michgian Football Team 1974 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 13, 2017 Happy Birthday Geoff Steger!

Today is a great day to wish a M Go Blue Happy Birthday to Geoff Steger. Geoffrey “Geoff” Steger was born on this day in Chicago, Illinois. Geoff grew up just north of Chicago in Winnetka, Illinois. He was an excellent athlete at Loyola Academy. He decided to continue ...

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