1974 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 24, 2017 Happy Birthday Dennis Franklin!

Today is a great day to wish a Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Dennis Franklin. According to the 1974 Michigan Football Media Guide, Dennis E. Franklin was born at Massillon, Ohio on this date. He grew up to be a record-setting quarterback for the Massillon Tigers. Franklin knew how ...

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1974 Michigan Wolverine Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 23, 2017 Happy Birthday Gil Chapman!

Today is a great day to wish a M Go Blue Happy Birthday to Gil Chapman. According to the 1974 Michigan Football Media Guide, Gil Chapman was born on this day in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Although he was not a big man (Five feet nine inches tall and 180 ...

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1948 Michigan Football Rose Bowl Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 22, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Joe Soboleski!

Today’s post celebrates the Happy Birthday anniversary of a Michigan Wolverine named Joe Soboleski. Joseph Robert “Joe” Soboleski was born on this date in 1926 at Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Grand Rapids Catholic High School and starred as a lineman. After graduation, he joined the United States Navy ...

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1992 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 21, 2017 Happy Birthday Steve Everitt!

Today is a perfect day to wish “Happy Birthday” to Michigan Man Steve Everitt. According to the 1991 Michigan Media Guide, Steven Michael “Steve” Everitt was born on this day at Miami, Florida. He grew up in Miami and attended Southridge High School He was an outstanding athlete who ...

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1926 Michgian Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 20, 2017 Rest in Peace Fielding H. Yost!

Today is a great day to honor the memory of a Wolverine legend named Fielding H. Yost who went to rest on this day in 1946. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Fielding Harris Yost was born on this day in Fairview, West Virginia in 1871. He was ...

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1892 Michgian Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 19, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Lawrence Grosh!

Today is a great day to remember a Wolverine named Lawrence Grosh on the one-hundred and forty-seventh anniversary of his birth.  According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Lawrence Chamberlain Grosh was born on this day in 1870 at Goshen, Indiana. He definitely qualifies as a Michigan “Pigskin Pioneer” ...

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2005 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 18, 2017 Happy Birthday Grant Mason!

Today is a good day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Wolverine named Grant Mason. According to the 2005 Michigan Football Media Guide, Grant Mason was born on this day in Pontiac, Michigan. He grew up to be an outstanding football player at Orchard Lake St. Mary Preparatory ...

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1884 Michigan Wolverine Football Team | bibluefootballhistory.com

August 17, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary William J. Duff!

Today is a good day to remember another impressive Michigan Wolverine named William J. Duff  who was born on this day in 1856. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, William J. Duff was born at Allegheny City, Pennsylvania. Apparently, his family moved to the Port Huron, Michigan area ...

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1910 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 16, 2017 Rest in Peace Albert Benbrook!

Today is a great day to honor the memory of a Wolverine legend named Albert Benbrook who went to rest in peace on this day in 1943. Al Benbrook was fifty-five years old at the time of his death. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Albert “Benny” Benbrook ...

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1988 Michigan Football team | bigbluefootballhistory.com

August 15, 2017 Happy Birthday Keith Mitchell!

Today is a great day to wish a BIG BLUE Happy Birthday to a Wolverine named Keith Mitchell.   According to the 1987 Michigan Football Media Guide, Keith Mitchell was born on this date at Southgate, Michigan. Keith grew up in Southgate and became an outstanding football player at Southgate ...

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