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January 14, 2020 Rest in Peace MVP Bill Hewitt

Posted on January 13, 2020 by Barry Gallagher

The main purpose of today’s post is to honor the memory of a Wolverine named Bill Hewitt who went to rest in peace on this day in 1942.

(Note - Team MVP Bill Hewitt (#56) is shown above witht he Big Ten Champion Michigan Wolverine Football team. He is standing in the back row - third man from the right. Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library at The University of Michigan.)

Part I. Wolverine of the Day: Bill Hewitt

According to the Wikipedia article listed below, William Ernest “Bill” Hewitt died on this day in 1947 at the age of thirty-seven. Of course, he died way too soon since he lost his life in a car accident in Pennsylvania.

Bill Hewitt lettered on three Michigan Football teams from 1929 to 1931. He was a versatile player who had multiple starts at fullback and end during his career. Hewitt played on the first three teams that were coached by Michigan Man Harry Kipke.

Hewitt helped the Wolverines post an excellent record of 21-4-3 in his career. After a slow start in 1929, Michigan won a share of the Big Ten title in 1930 and 1931.

Bill Hewitt played so well in 1931 that he earned first-team All-Big Ten honors. He rushed for 446-yards on 118 carries and averaged 3.8 yards per carry. Hewitt was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1931 Michigan Football team.

Bill Hewitt was the MVP of the 1931 Big Ten Champion Michigan Wolverines. Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library at The University of Michigan.

The multi-talented Hewitt played professional football for the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles. Check out his accomplishments in the link below.

So, today is a great day to remember another Wolverine who is part of Michigan’s amazing football history. May Bill Hewitt continue to rest in eternal peace. Go Blue!


Part II. January 14, 2020 National Day Calendar Update

I hope that you have a Tremendous Tuesday today. Here are some events you might want to celebrate as you go through the day.

  • Clean Off Your Desk Day
  • Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
  • Ratification Day (?)

Personally, I will be cleaning off my desk today. And, it might take some time because it is a BIG mess! I don’t have any pets and I don’t like pastrami (hot or cold). So, I won’t be doing anything with these two events. If you need to ratify something, it looks like today is the day! Good luck!

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