Today is another great day to make a Happy Birthday wish to Michigan Man Chris Bohn. According to the 1987 Michigan Football Media Guide, Chris Bohn was born in Traverse City, Michigan. He starred as a fullback/linebacker at Traverse City High School and accepted a scholarship from Bo Schembechler in 1987.
(Note – Chris Bon is shown above with the 1990 Big Ten Champion Michigan Football team. Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library at The University of Michigan.)
Chris Bohn came to Ann Arbor in the fall of 1987. Michigan had a lot of good linebackers on the squad that season. So, Chris spent his time learning the Michigan football system and trying to get better. Bohn did not earn any starts in 1987 and he did not earn a letter in his first season on the Michigan varsity football team.
Bohn did not earn any starts in 1988, but he recorded 7 solo tackles and 5 assists for a season total of 12 takedowns. He also earned his first letter on Bo’s twelfth championship team. The Wolverines ended the season with a final record of 9 wins and 2 losses and 1 tie and went undefeated in the Big Ten (7-0-1).
Chris Bohn came back for his third year in 1989. It was also turned out to be the final year of Bo Schembechler’s legendary career. Once again, Chris did not earn any starts but he did record five solo tackles during the season. He earned his second letter on a team that finished with a record of 10-2-0. The Wolverines won their second consecutive championship, and Bo’s last, with a perfect record of 8 wins and 0 losses.
In 1990, Michigan Man Chris Bohn played his final year for Coach Gary Moeller. Chris earned two starts during his senior year and recorded 15 solo tackles and 2 assists for a total of 17 for the season. He also totaled 2 pass breakups during his final season. He had a career best game against Iowa that year. Bohn earned his third straight varsity letter and his third consecutive Big Ten Championship in 1990.
Chris Bohn isn’t one of the most famous linebackers to ever play at Michigan, but he left Ann Arbor with his head held high! He earned three varsity letters and three Big Ten Championship rings, so he did just fine.
Yes, Michigan Man Chris Bohn is one more reason that Michigan Football is the winningest football program in the history of college football. I hope that Chris Bohn has a really Happy “Maize and Blue” Birthday today. Go Blue!
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