Today’s post celebrates a Happy Birthday wish for a Michigan Man named Sione Houma. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Sione Houma was born on this day in Salt Lake City, Utah. Houma attended Highland High School in Salt Lake City. He helped his team win a state championship in his senior year of high school. Sione was good enough to earn a scholarship offer from Brady Hoke in 2012 and he was smart enough to take it.
Sione Houma arrived in Ann Arbor in 2012 and made a big impact in his first year on the varsity. Brady Hoke liked the way he hit people because he hit them really, really hard. He became a regular on special teams and earned some playing time on offense as a blocking fullback.
Houma continued to play his role as a special teamer and battering ram for his sophomore and junior years. Of course, he endured the final two years of the Brady Hoke Era and saw the program stumble badly from 2013 to 2014.
The arrival of Jim Harbaugh was a new beginning for Houma. Harbaugh loved his physicality and his football enthusiasm. Sione found a role on offense and it wasn’t just for blocking. He logged 43 carries for 185-yards and caught 8 more passes for 77-yards. Houma also scored 5 touchdowns in his senior year. He finished his career on a high note with 9 carries for 32 yards against Florida. He scored one touchdown in Michigan’s Citrus Bowl win over the Gators.
Sione Houma ended his career as a four-year letterman. He played in 39 games and played a lot of good football for the Wolverines. Although his nickname was “Coconut Head,” he was one smart dude. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015. Houma’s physical play earned him a roster spot for the New Orleans Saints in 2016. .
So, today is a great day to wish a very “Happy Birthday” to Michigan Man Sione Houma. I hope he has a great day on his special day today and . Go Blue!
Who was the first defensive player to lead the Wolverines in interceptions for three straight seasons?
Tom Curtis was the first man to lead Michigan in interceptions for three consecutive seasons. He accomplished this feat during the 1967, 1968 and 1969 seasons. By the team his career ended, Curtis was the all-time Wolverine leader in interceptions 25. He also set the record with 10 picks in 1969 which is still a Maize and Blue record to this day. Yes, Tom Curtis was a great player.
Who was the first Michigan football coach to lead the Wolverines for three straight seasons?