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Ron Johnson's Record Setting Game in 1968 | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

November 16, 2018 Ron Johnson – Two Records Turn 50

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Part I. Wolverine Football History: Two Ron Johnson Records Turn 50. The Game of a Lifetime: On this day in 1968, running back Ron Johnson set Michigan’s single-game rushing record […]

1968 Michiagn Football Team | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

November 14, 2018 Happy Birthday George Hoey

Posted on November 13, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Wow, today is a great day to wish a very happy birthday to Michigan Man George Hoey. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, George William Hoey was born on […]

1946 Michigan Football Team | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

November 13, 2018 Happy Birthday Anniversary Paul White!

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today is the Happy Birthday anniversary of Paul White. Mr. White was born on this date in 1921. Paul Grover White came to Ann Arbor from River Rouge where he […]

Anthony Thomas Michigan Football 2000 | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

November 7, 2018 Happy Birthday Anthony Thomas

Posted on November 6, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the “Happy Birthday” of a record-setting Wolverine named Anthony Thomas. Yes, Anthony “A-Train” Thomas was born on this day at Winnfield, Louisiana. Anthony grew up to be […]

Elliott Brothers Michigan Football 1947 | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

November 5, 2018 Elliott Brothers Made Big Ten Football History in 1960

Posted on November 4, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post looks at the day that the Elliott brothers made Big Ten football history. Yes, Chalmers “Bump” Elliott and his younger brother Pete made a lot of history as […]

1885 Michigan Football Team 1885 | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

October 30, 2018 – Horace Prettyman Makes History in 1886

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post takes a closer look at the day when Wolverine legend Horace Prettyman ended his three-year tenure as a Michigan Football captain. Horace Greely Prettyman was born on November […]

1892 Michigan Football Team | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

October 29, 2018 Historic Game: Michigan vs Northwestern – 1892

Posted on October 28, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post recalls another historic game – the first game of the Michigan vs Northwestern football series in 1892. Yes, the first game between the Wolverines and the Wildcats took […]

1979 Michigan Football Team | bigbluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

October 27, 2018 – Michigan’s Greatest Homecoming Win-1979

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

October 27, 1979 is a day that will live forever because it is the day of the Michigan’s Greatest Homecoming win – ever! It didn’t hurt that Wolverine radio announcer […]

1896 Michigan Football Team | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

October 24, 2018 Michigan’s First Big Ten Win in 1896

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post goes way, way back to Michigan’s first Big Ten win in 1896. Actually, it wasn’t a Big Ten win, but it was the first Wolverine win in the […]

1943 Michigan Football Team | gobluefootballhistory.com Michigan Football Firsts | Michigan Wolverine Football History

October 23, 2018 – Bill Daley – A Look Back at a Special Michigan Man 1943

Posted on October 22, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates Bill Daley and a historic Little Brown Jug day in 1943. William Edward “Bill” Daly was born on September 16, 1919. He passed away on October 19, […]