The purpose of today’s post is to wish “Happy Birthday” to a Michigan Man named Karl Tech. Karl Rollin Tech was born on this day in 1989. He was an excellent athlete at Grosse Pointe North High School. Karl was a four year varsity letterman in football and swimming. He also played on a state championship baseball in 2006. Tech earned academic honors during all four years of his high school athletic career. He was a second generation Michigan student following the footsteps of his father, Karl, who graduated from Michigan’s School of Engineering.
(Note – Karl Tech (#35) is shown here with the 2010 Michigan football team He is seated in the second row – sixth player from the left end. Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library at The University of Michigan.)
Tech, like his father, enrolled at Michigan in 2007 and decided to play football for Coach Lloyd Carr’s Michigan Wolverines. Karl Tech was listed on the Michigan rosters as a Safety from 2007 to 2010. He did not play in any games during the 2007 or 2008 seasons.
Karl played in his first, and only, Michigan game on October 17, 2009 vs Delaware State. You may remember that was a blow out win for Rich Rodriguez. Final score: Michigan 63 Delaware State 6. It was also Tech’s birthday, so that was a pretty cool thing that Coach Rodriguez and his staff did for Karl.
Karl Tech’s four years of dedication were rewarded in 2010 when he earned his Michigan letter. He did not play in any games during the 2010 season, but did serve as a game captain on November 20th against Wisconsin. It is likely that he did his hardest work in practice getting the first and second teamers ready for game day.
Like so many Michigan Men before him, Karl Tech obviously loved the game of football and he loved Michigan. Karl probably dreamed of playing for the Maize and Blue at a very young age. Even though he did not get a lot of game playing time, Karl Tech lived his Michigan dream. He earned his Michigan letter with his dedication and persistence. Every successful football program needs their fair share of three and four star players. They also need a lot of guys like Karl Tech!
Congratulations Karl Tech. Thank you for your contributions to Michigan football. I hope you enjoy your special day today. Go Blue!
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