i may have altered the title
day until Michigan rolls the Tide.
[Ed-M: Bump'ed like Elliott]
Brian got me thinking about who deserves to be in a Michigan ring of honor, so I did the only thing I know: Dump a bunch of data into a spreadsheet and rank them arbitrarily. I gave a point for being the College Hall of Fame, Michigan's Hall of Honor, Michigan retiring their number, points equal to the number of years being an All American, being in the top four in the Heisman (another 2 for winning it), and up to a point for winning other post-season awards. One could include other considerations, such as championships, captaincy, or being President of the United States.
The table below presents the data, sorted first by points and then year.
I would think anyone Chappuis and above deserves to be in.
I included only some 2-point guys of interest in the table below, most of whom aren't in Michigan's Hall of Honor or the Hall of Fame.
Coaches aren't included, except Kipke who is there because of his playing, though I don't know how much of his playing versus coaching got him in the Hall of Fame.
Why is Benbrook not in Michigan's Hall of Honor?
Obviously newer guys benefit from the various awards now available. The Heisman was first awarded in 1935. I would think Heston could have won it.
In 1939 Harmon finished 2nd in the Heisman voting to Nile Kinnick before winning it in 1940.
The All of American data are a bit surprising. Gerald Ford isn't listed. I had thought Carter was a three-year All American. There may be other surprises. I used a list from the NCAA (data source below), which made it easy, but the list may be flawed.
|Tom Harmon||37-40||y||y||y||2||2nd, 1st||Maxwell|
|Desmond Howard||89-92||y||y||1||1st||Maxwell, Camp, Nagurski, Bednarik|
|Charles Woodson||95-97||1||1st||Camp, Thorpe|
|Bob Chappuis||42, 46-47||y||y||1||2nd|
|Adolph Schulz||04-05, 07-08||y||y||1|
|LaMarr Woodley||03-06||1||Lombardi, Hendricks|
A short psuedo-documentary about the last play of Michigan-Indiana in 1979, including Ufer's call. This is a part of a series on Ufer posted by YouTube user GhostsofMichigan.
"I've never been so happy, in all my cotton-pickin' fifty-nine years"
...until Michigan darts down the Michigan Stadium field like Anthony Carter.
And there is...
...until the Wolverines gallop through the opposing defense like Derrick Alexander.
And there is...
...until Michigan powers into the end zone like David Terrell.
And there is...
...until the Wolverines rip the heart out of UConn like Braylon Edwards.
MGoBlue.com continues its Leaders and Best in 50 States [plus DC and PR] today with the selections that represent Florida and Minnesota.
When he graduated, Carter held nearly every Michigan career receiving and return record. He was the schools's all time leader in:
- touchdowns: 40 (now ranks fifth; record held by Anthony Thomas with 55)
- receptions: 161 (now ranks fourth; record held by Braylon Edwards with 252)
- receiving yards: 3,076 (now ranks second; record held by Braylon Edwards with 3,541)
- touchdown receptions: 37 (now ranks second; record held by Braylon Edwards with 39)
- punt returns: 79 (now ranks second; record held by Steve Breaston with 127)
- punt return yardage: 907 (now ranks second; record held by Steve Breaston with 1,599)
- kickoff returns: 63 (now ranks second; record held by Steve Breaston with 81)
- kickoff return yardage: 1,606 (now ranks second; record held by Steve Breaston with 1,993)
- His average of 17.4 yards-per-play was an NCAA record.
Minnesota is represented by Tom Malchow. A three time Olympian -- in addition to his medal performances in 1996 and 2000 he was the captain of the 2004 Men's Olympic team -- Malchow held the world record in the 200M Butterfly from June 17, 2000 – March 30, 2001 until it was eclipsed by Michael Phelps. Check out his Olympic exploits at the Bentley's 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics pages. Malchow appears to be doing some corporate and motivational speaking.
|FLORIDA: Anthony Carter|
Anthony Carter (Riviera Beach)
• One of the most dominant college wide receivers of all time, Anthony Carter (1979-82) won three All-American honors (only the second Wolverine to ever earn the trifecta) and was the first wideout to pass 3,000 yard receiving. Carter finished in the top 10 in Heisman Trophy voting three times and was named Big Ten MVP in 1982. He played in the USFL and then the NFL and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
• Steve Hutchinson, Football
• Chris Cameron, Men's Gymnastics
• Tina Basle, Women's Tennis
• Charles Barker, Men's Swimming & Diving
Tom Malchow (Mendota Heights)
Men's Swimming and Diving
• Tom Malchow (1996-99) was part of the NCAA champion 800-yard freestyle relay team in 1997 while earning All-America honors in all four seasons. He won gold in the 200 fly at the 2000 Olympics after winning the silver in 1996.
• Wally Grant, Ice Hockey
• Dick Kimball, Men's Swimming and Diving/Men's Gymnastics
• Jenny Deiley, Women's Gymnastics
• John Matchefts, Ice Hockey
Now go vote for the best Michigan Wolverine from the state of Wisconsin: » Vote for the best Wolverine from Wisconsin.
- June 28: Delaware and New Jersey
- June 29: Georgia and Connecticut
- June 30: A Bunch of BS Edition (Massachusetts and Maryland)
- July 1: Virginia, New Hampshire and South Carolina
- July 6: North Carolina, Rhode Island and Vermont
- July 7: A-Train Edition (Kentucky, Tennessee and Louisiana)
- July 8: Learn About a Wolverine T&F Giant Edition (Mississippi and Alabama)
- July 9: Point a Minute Editions (Maine, Missouri and Arkansas)
- July 13: Leaders and Best in 50 States: Moving to the Diaries Edition (Oregon, Kansas, Texas, Iowa)
- July 23: Leaders and Best in 50 States: Back From a Hiatus Edition (DC, Puerto Rico and 14 states)
- July 26: Leaders and Best in 50 States: Michigan Football Giants Edition
Congratulations to today's honorees!
Who would you nominate for the next player to wear the coveted #1? I would like to nominate Roy Roundtree for this year. No, he's not the tallest, fastest, quickest reciever we have. He simply makes big plays on the field, and he seems to have a knack for coming up with a great catch when the game's on the line.