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December 10, 2016 Happy Birthday Anniversary John Chase!

Posted on December 10, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

I’ll bet you didn’t know that today is the happy birthday anniversary of John Chase. When you talk about the “founding fathers” of Michigan football, you must talk about John […]

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December 9, 2016. Happy Birthday Sam Sword!

Posted on December 9, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a great day to wish Sam Sword a very Happy Birthday! Sam Lee-Arthur Sword was born on this date in Saginaw, Michigan. In addition to having a great […]

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December 8, 2016: Happy Birthday Anniversary Bennie McRae!

Posted on December 8, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s blog is dedicated to celebrating the birth anniversary of Bennie McRae. Benjamin Prince “Bennie” McRae was born in Aberdeen, North Carolina on this date in 1939. He grew up in […]

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December 7, 2016: Happy Birthday Mel Owens!

Posted on December 7, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the birthday of a Michigan Man named Mel Owens. Mel Tyrae Owens was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan in 1958. The Owens family moved to Illinois, […]

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December 5, 2016 Happy Birthday Aaron Shea!

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the birthday of Michigan Man and National Champion Aaron Shea. The talented Shea came to Ann Arbor from Ottawa, Illinois. He was an All-State football player at […]

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December 4, 2016: Happy Birthday Anniversary Mason Rumney!

Posted on December 4, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today is a good day to celebrate the birth anniversary of a “pigskin pioneer” named Mason Rumney. Mason Pittman Rumney was born on this date way, way back in 1883. […]

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December 2, 2016: Happy Birthday Michigan Man Rob Doherty!

Posted on December 2, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the birthday of Michigan Man Rob Doherty. The talented Doherty came to Ann Arbor from Sterling Heights, Michigan. He was an All-State performer at offensive tackle at […]

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December 1, 2016. Rest in Peace Howard Yerges

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the life of a Michigan Wolverine named Howard Yerges. Howard Frederick Yerges, Jr. died on this date in 2000 at the age of seventy-five.  He played quarterback […]