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29 Persons in the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor:

Anthony Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Carter
Nickname(s):
AC
A.C.
the Darter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57, 33 days before his 58th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams University of Michigan, Michigan Panthers, Oakland Invaders, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions. . College Football Hall of Fame 2001. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2000. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 2002.

Archie Hahn

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Archibald Hahn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1904 in three events. Book How to Sprint. Coach in multiple sports at several colleges and universities. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1984. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1959. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1983.

Barry Larkin

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Louis Larkin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams Vermont Reds, Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 2008. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1994. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2009. Roberto Clemente Award 1993. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 2007.

Bennie Oosterbaan

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Oosterbaan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End. Teams University of Michigan. Coach football and basketball there. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1958. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978.

Benny Friedman

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Friedman
Nickname(s):
Benny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the first great passer as a quarterback. Teams University of Michigan, Cleveland Bulldogs, Detroit Wolverines, New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1980. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961.

Bill Hewitt

Real/Birth Name:
William Ernest Hewitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, fullback. Refused to wear a helmet. Teams University of Michigan, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Phil-Pitt Steagles. Died in a car crash. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 2008.

Branch Rickey

Real/Birth Name:
Wesley Branch Rickey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 11 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented the minor league farm system. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1967. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1965. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1985. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2009. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 1995. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6631 Delmar Boulevard.

Bump Elliott

Real/Birth Name:
Chalmers W. Elliott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Pete Elliott by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Team University of Michigan and later coach. College Football Hall of Fame 1989. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1986. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2002. National Iowa Varsity Club Hall of Fame 1997. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1989.

Cazzie Russell

Real/Birth Name:
Cazzie Lee Russell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Great Falls Sky, Philadelphia Kings. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1991. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Dan Dierdorf

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Lee Dierdorf
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro football team St. Louis Cardinals. College Football Hall of Fame 2000. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1996. St. Louis Rams Ring of Fame. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6642 Delmar Boulevard.

Desmond Howard

Real/Birth Name:
Desmond Kevin Howard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1991, team University of Michigan, as wide receiver. NFL teams Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions. Analyst for college football channel ESPN. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2007. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 2008. Maxwell Award 1991. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2005. Walter Camp Award 1991. Paul Warfield Trophy 1991. Chic Harley Award 1991.

Elroy Hirsch

Real/Birth Name:
Elroy Leon Hirsch
Also Known As:
Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch
Nickname(s):
Crazylegs
Crazy Legs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A Marine in World War II. Pro football for team Los Angeles Rams wide receiver. Nickname from his running style. Movies Crazylegs, Zero Hour!. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968. College Football Hall of Fame 1974. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1964. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1984. St. Louis Rams Ring of Fame. University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1991. Madison Sports Hall of Fame 1977. National High School Hall of Fame 1988. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2005.

Fielding Yost

Real/Birth Name:
Fielding Harris Yost
Also Known As:
Fielding H. Yost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach. Teams Ohio Wesleyan University, University of Nebraska, University of Kansas, Stanford University, San Jose State University, University of Michigan. Coached in the 1902 Rose Bowl, the first college football bowl game. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979. Nebraska Football Hall of Fame 1971.

Forest Evashevski

Real/Birth Name:
Forest Evashevski
Nickname(s):
Evy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams University of Michigan, Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks. Coach, teams Washington State University, University of Iowa. College Football Hall of Fame 2000. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1989. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1990.

Fritz Crisler

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Orin Crisler
Nickname(s):
the father of two-platoon football
Fritz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Also coached basketball and baseball, and was an administrator. End, team University of Chicago. Coach, teams University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, Princeton University, University of Michigan. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1979. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1960. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.

George Sisler

Real/Birth Name:
George Harold Sisler
Nickname(s):
Gentleman George
Gorgeous George
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. Teams St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, Boston Braves. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1960. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1939. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2010. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6651 Delmar Boulevard.

Gerald Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Lynch King Jr.
Also Known As:
Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolff Ford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jerry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Betty Ford, until he died.
Older than Betty Ford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Vice president who became the 38th president when Nixon resigned. Changed his name legally in 1935. See also Ben Stein and Lynette Fromme. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999. Congressional Gold Medal 1998. Profile in Courage Award 2001. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1977. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Dick Enberg Award 2006. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2002. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1975. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 16 February 1999.

Jim Abbott

Real/Birth Name:
James Anthony Abbott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50, 35 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher, born with no right hand. Teams California Angels, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers. Pitched a no-hitter in 1993. Book Imperfect: An Improbable Life. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 2004. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2007. Hutch Award 1995. James E. Sullivan Award 1987.

Jim Mandich

Real/Birth Name:
James Michael Mandich
Nickname(s):
Mad Dog
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tight end. Teams University of Michigan, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers. College Football Hall of Fame 2004. Miami Dolphin Honor Roll 2011. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1994.

Len Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Guy Ford Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end. Teams University of Michigan, Los Angeles Dons, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers. Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor 2010. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1976. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1996. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015.

Micki King

Real/Birth Name:
Maxine Joyce King
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74, 20 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Competitive diver and diving coach. Olympic gold medal winner at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the three meter springboard event. Retired from the US Air Force with the rank of colonel. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1978. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1993. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1986. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1992.

Pete Elliott

Real/Birth Name:
Peter R. Elliott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Bump Elliott by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Head coach for teams University of Nebraska, University of California, University of Illinois, University of Miami. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1986. College Football Hall of Fame 1994. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1983.

Red Berenson

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Arthur Berenson
Nickname(s):
The Red Baron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Omaha Knights, Michigan Wolverines, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Quebec Aces. Coach, teams St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres, University of Michigan. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1996. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2014. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1983.

Reggie McKenzie

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald McKenzie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams University of Michigan, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks. College Football Hall of Fame 2002. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 2016. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1994. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 2004.

Ron Kramer

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald J. Kramer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions. College Football Hall of Fame 1978. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1975. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1971. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.

Rudy Tomjanovich

Real/Birth Name:
Rudolph Tomjanovich Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 8". Forward, team University of Michigan, San Diego / Houston Roclets. Coach teams Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.

Tom Harmon

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Dudley Harmon
Nickname(s):
Old 98
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Elyse Knox, until he died.
Younger than Elyse Knox by 1 year.
grandfather of
father of
father of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1940, team University of Michigan, as halfback. Pilot in World War II, surviving two crashes. Teams New York Americans, Los Angeles Rams. Sports announcer/commentator. Movies Harmon of Michigan, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Bonzo Goes to College. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1962. Maxwell Award 1940. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1992. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1983.

Willie Heston

Real/Birth Name:
William Martin Heston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback,teams San Jose State Normal School, University of Michigan, Canton Bulldogs. In the first Rose Bowl game on January 1, 1902, he rushed for 170 yards on 18 carries, a record for 59 years. Coach, teams Drake University, North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.
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