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Neil McMillan | BigBlueFootballHistory.com BigBlueToday

Happy Birthday Anniversary Neil McMillan

Posted on September 10, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the birth anniversary (#126) of Neil “Shorty” McMillan who was born on this date in 1890. McMillan came to Ann Arbor from Detroit, Michigan. He played for […]

John Navarre | BigBlueFootballHistory.com BigBlueToday

Happy Birthday Anniversary John Navarre

Posted on September 9, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Happy birthday to the tallest man ever to sling the pigskin for the Michigan Wolverines. At six foot, six inches John Robert Navarre was as big as they come. He […]

Walter R. Kreinheder BigBlueToday

Happy Birthday Anniversary Walter R. Kreinheder

Posted on September 8, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

For the second day in a row, we will celebrate the birthday anniversary of an unsung Wolverine football player named Walter R. Kreinheder. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, […]

Glen Failing | BigBlueFootballHistory.com BigBlueToday

Happy Birthday Anniversary Glen Failing

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Glen R. C. Failing is another one of the many unknown and unsung heroes of Michigan football. He was born on this date in 1878 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He came […]

Harry Allis | BigBlueFootballHistory.com BigBlueToday

Rest in Peace M-Man Harry Allis

Posted on September 6, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the contributions of an outstanding Michigan Man  ̶  #88 Harry Dean Allis. Allis died on this date in 2006 at the age of seventy-eight. Harry Allis was […]

Hercules Renda | BigBlueFootballHistory.com BigBlueToday

Happy Birthday Anniversary – Hercules Renda!

Posted on September 5, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s blog celebrates the life of Hercules Renda who was born on this date in 1917. Hercules Renda has one of the greatest names in Michigan football history. He came […]

Michigan Football Game Day | BigBlueFootballHistory.com Game Day

Game Day!

Posted on September 3, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Game days are always special days for Wolverine fans and today is no different. Michigan starts season number one-hundred thirty-seven with the pressure of great expectations surrounding Jim Harbaugh and […]

Dave Moosman | BigBlueFootballHistory.com BigBlueToday

Happy Birthday M-Man Dave Moosman!

Posted on September 2, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the birthday of a more recent Michigan Wolverine football player  ̶  #60 David Benjamin Moosman. Dave Moosman came to Michigan from Libertyville, Illinois where he was an […]

Efton James | BigBlueFootballHistory.com BigBlueToday

Happy Birthday Efton James!

Posted on September 1, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Efton James, from Vandalia, Michigan was born on September 1, 1890. He played for Fielding Yost from 1912-1914 during the “independent” years when Michigan was out of the Western Conference. […]

Michigan Football Firsts

Michigan Football Firsts on Sept 1st

Posted on by Barry Gallagher

Another thing we will do in our posts is make note of a significant first, or firsts, on the first day of each month. Today’s post will highlight the first […]