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 outstanding athlete and All-State lineman. He started his career with Lloyd Carr at Michigan in 2005 and finished his career playing for Rich Rodriguez in 2009. He was definitely at Michigan during some very good times and some not so very good times.
And yes, I hope you have a very Happy Labor Day today. Have fun and be safe!
(Note-Dave Moosman (#60 in the front row) is shown above with the 2009 Michigan Football Team. Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library at The University of Michigan.)
Moosman’s career is like a story of two different programs. The first part which took place from 2005 to 2007 was not as memorable for Dave Moosman personally because he wasn’t playing much, but he was on some excellent teams. The second phase of his career had much more playing time, but less overall success for the team, a lot less success for the team. Ouch!
After redshirting during his freshman year (2005), Dave Moosman went from two hundred and seventy-five pounds to a Big Ten ready two hundred ninety-eight pounds in 2006. He didn’t start any games for Coach Lloyd Carr in 2006 or 2007. However, Moosman gained valuable experience that served him well during the last two years of his career. Michigan posted a very respectable record of 27 wins and 11 losses from 2005 to 2007. Lloyd Carr’s Wolverines posted a record of 18 wins and 6 losses during that three-year period.
The good news for Dave Moosman was that he started twenty-three games during his last two seasons (15 at right guard and 8 at center). The bad news was that Rich Rodriguez didn’t win very many games in his first two years at Michigan. In fact, his record was pretty bad at 8 wins and 16 losses. Even worse, was a miserable record in the Big Ten – 3 wins and 13 losses.
Overall, Michigan won 35 games, lost 27 during Moosman’s career. He was on the 2006 team that won eleven straight games to start the season before losing the last two games to Ohio State and Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl. He was recognized for his outstanding enthusiasm and love of Michigan when he was named the Robert P. Ufer Award winner at the end of the 2009 season. Congratulations to Dave Moosman for his contributions to the winningest program in college football history. Happy Birthday Dave and Go Blue!
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