In honor of Rosh Hashanah who are Michigan's greatest jewish football players?
I'll start with Merv Pregulman (All American in the early 40's)
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OH HAI DIDN'T EXPECT TO SEE YOU HERE
I won't worry about this being too late to post:
From a list of M's top 10 qbs (written before the current one, of course):
"Benny Friedman: Friedman played for Michigan from 1924-26 and he is considered the greatest passer of his era. Friedman is the only Michigan quarterback that has ever been a two time All American selection (1925, 26). Friedman was such a revolutionary player that Murray Greenberg wrote a book titled; Passing Game: Benny Friedman and the Transformation of Football. Friedman was such a gifted passer that Fielding Yost came out of retirement to coach him in 1925.
Friedman was a remarkably accurate passer. Paul Gallico, a sportswriter, described Friedman’s passes by saying. “When a Friedman pass reaches the receiver it has gone its route the ball is practically dead. The receiver has merely to reach up and take hold of it like picking a grapefruit off a tree. That is Benny’s secret, and that is why so many of his passes are completed. He is the greatest forward passer in the history of the game.”
Friedman led Michigan to a 7-1 record in each of his All American seasons. Some of his on field exploits include; In the 1925 Michigan State game he ran for a 65-yard touchdown and threw two touchdown passes. That same season against Indiana Friedman accounted for 44 of Michigan’s points in a 63-0 victory; he threw 5 touchdown passes in that game. In a 1926 game against Ohio State Friedman threw two touchdown passes and kicked the game-winning 43-yard field goal.
Fielding Yost, said, “In Benny Friedman, I have one of the greatest passers and smartest quarterbacks in history. He never makes a mistake, and as for football brains, it’s like having a coach on the field when Benny is out there calling signals.”
Adam Kraus - OG 2003-2007
Hayden Epstein, obvi, but also Adam Kraus.
Epstein is a Jewish name?
Antonio Whitefishsalad (what could have been???)
PS: mmmmmmmmm whitefish salad.
Whoa double post.
a couple of mgobrothers were just talking about this guy:
In addition to Pregulman, Friedman, Dworsky, Epstein and Kraus -
Harry Newman - All American in the '30s
Stan Noskin - QB in the 50s, last Jewish player to score a TD for Michigan until Max Pollock returned an interception against CMU.
Jeff Cohen - DB early 80s
Louis Levine - early 30s
Justin Boren - no longer part of the mishpachah (mom is Jewish)
is in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. So the obvious question: Is Lloyd Jewish?
No, he's a Gentile. I had a friend who went to the same church as Lloyd.
What about the coaches?
Fielding Yost burg
Happy Jew Year everyone! Wishing everyone an mgo-happy and healthy year!
Who was the player Bo said "Lets win one for the Kippur" to when he decided to play against Notre Dame instead of go to synogouge?
Ian Gold is a pretty Jewish name. Count it.
Don't forget one of the greatest Wolverines of them all...
have you read Philip Rothlisberger's Loyd Carr's Complaint? Pretty Good, a little crusty, definitely cleaner than his human stain.
As long as he doesn't eat the pig skin, it's all kosher baby.
but it depends on your level of observance and what is considered "work" for example, Sandy Koufax never pitched during the high holidays, but i believe he would on Saturday.
It's up to the individual. If you're very observant, you don't tie knots on Shabbat (Saturday). I'm not sure how a very observant Jew could play college football
FIGURED IT OUT. Denard doesn't tie his shoes because he's Jewish!
oddly enough, the only black jew ive ever known (whom i went to hebrew school with) had some sick dreads... so rightfully so im gonna believe hes our qb