Michigan Football Team 1899 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 12, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Leo Keena!

Today is a perfect day to remember the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Wolverine named Leo Keena. Leo Japathet Keena was born on this day way, way back in 1878. Yes, that was a very, very long time ago. Leo Keena was a “Pigskin Pioneer” who was born in ...

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Michigan Football Team 1986 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 11, 2017 Happy Birthday Thomas Wilcher!

The purpose of today’s post is to wish “Happy Birthday” to Michigan Man Thomas Wilcher.  Thomas Wilcher was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up to be an outstanding athlete. He starred in football and track and field at Detroit Catholic Central High School. Wilcher was ...

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Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 10, 2017 Happy Birthday Marc Milia!

Today is a great day to celebrate a Happy Birthday anniversary of Michigan Man Marc Milia! Marc J. Milia was born on this day in Southeastern, Michigan. He grew up in Birmingham, Michigan. Marc became  a star student and athlete at Birmingham Brother Rice High School. When it was ...

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Michigan Football Team 2007 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 9, 2017 Happy Birthday Mike Hart!

Today, I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Mike Hart. Leon Michael “Mike” Hart was born on this day in New York. He grew up outside Syracuse, New York and became an outstanding student athlete. He was a stellar running back at Onondaga High School ...

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Michigan Football Team at Rose Bowl 1947 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

April 8, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Bob Mann!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday Anniversary of a Wolverine stalwart named Bob Mann. Robert “Bob” Mann was born on this date in 1924 in New Bern, North Carolina. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Bob was an excellent student and athlete in high school. He went to ...

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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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