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December 3, 2018 Happy Birthday Andree McIntyre!

Posted on December 2, 2018 by Barry Gallagher

Today’s post celebrates the birth of a Michigan Man named Andree A. McIntyre. Bo Schembechler recruited the talented McIntyre out of Mendel Catholic High School on Chicago’s south side. I was a season ticket holder when Andree played his last three years and he was one of my favorite Wolverines. He wasn’t the fastest linebacker on the squad so, he had trouble in coverage at times. However, he hit like a ton of bricks and stopped most running backs dead in their tracks!

Andree McIntyre Michigan Football 1986 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

Andree McIntyre came to Michigan to become a champion! After three years of waiting, that’s what happened in 1986 when the Wolverines won a share of the Big Ten Title. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Athletic Department at The University of Michigan.

Part I. Wolverine of the Day: Andree McIntyre

A Slow Start in Ann Arbor

Andree McIntyre arrived on the Michigan campus in time for fall practice in 1983. As it turned out, he spent that season learning the Michigan system and getting off to a good start academically, so, he burned his red-shirt in 1983.

Andree did not earn any starts in 1984 or 1985, but he played enough to earn two letters. The 1986 season would be McIntyre’s best at Michigan for a number of reasons. First, he started nine games. Second, the Wolverines won eleven out of thirteen games. Finally, they won a share of the Big Ten Championship that year with a record of 7 wins and 1 loss.

Michigan had not won a conference championship since 1982. So, the Class of 1987 was in danger of being Bo’s first class not to win at least a share of one conference title. That’s why the 1986 football season was so important to Bo and everyone else on the team, including Andree McIntyre. He came to Michigan to become a champion and that’s what happened!

As it turned out, 1987 season was a letdown for Michigan and Andree McIntyre. He had some injuries that limited him to only three starts. The Wolverines finished the season with a record of 8 wins, and 4 losses. They underachieved in the conference and finished with a final record of 5 wins and 3 losses which earned them a fourth-place finish.

Andree Stayed, Played and Became a Champion – Just Like Bo Promised!

Overall, Andree A. McIntyre had a solid career at The University of Michigan. He earned four varsity letters and played on a Big Ten Champion team in 1986. He also contributed greatly to the success of the 1985 Wolverine football program. Bo’s footballer’s finished with a final record of 10-1-1 and won the 1986 Fiesta Bowl.

Happy Birthday Andree McIntyre. Congratulations on your accomplishments at Michigan and thanks for the memories. Go Blue!


Part II. Michigan Football Trivia Question – December 2, 2018

Who is the only coach in Michigan Football History to win three different college Coach of the Year Awards in one season?  

Part II. Michigan Football Trivia Answer – December 2, 2018

Glenn Edward Schembechler is the only Michigan Football coach to win three coaching awards in one season. Bo was selected as Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association, the Walter Camp Foundation and the American Football Writers of America.

Part III. Michigan Football Trivia Question – December 3, 2018

What two Michigan Football coaches won the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award?



  • Eddie McIntyre says:

    Dear Barry,
    I enjoyed reading your post on my brother, Andree McIntyre dtd Dec 2, 2018. Andree past away on Feb 20, 2019 and I would love to have a copy of your post to share with my family at his services. The services are scheduled for Mar 2, 2019 in Dayton, OH. I would appreciate it if you could email me a finished copy suitable for framing and any other pictures you may have. Thank you in advance.

    • Hello Eddie,
      Thanks for reaching out. I was so sad to read your message. As I wrote in my December 2018 article, I remember Andree because he was one of my favorite players. I know that he will be missed. I updated the article and will send it to you in a separate message. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your brother.

      I will mail the article to you at: elmcintyre2@yahoo.com

      Barry Gallagher

  • TIna Herndon says:

    It was nice reading this memory about our brother Andre McIntyre. We will be posting this article up at his Memorial Service. Andre passed away on February 20, 2019.

    Thank you for this memory

    • Hi Tina,

      Actually, I updated the article at the request of his brother, Eddie. I will send you a copy in another file.
      I was very sad to hear of Andree’s loss. I was a season ticket holder for his last three seasons and loved to watch him play. May he rest in peace.

  • Pam Scott-Regulus says:

    My condolences to the McIntyre Family, I just heard of his passing through one of his Mendel Monach HS brothers. I attended Longwood and was a Pom-Pom girl for Mendel. Andree and I was good friends. I have nothing but good memories of him. I also enjoyed reading your article regarding Andree. I always knew, he would do greatness in whatever he did, especially with football.

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