Michigan football legend?
Michigan football legend?
I think that has to be part of it. He is a Michigan man and at that he is a legend!
First, +1 for a nice straight-forward post that's on-topic.
Second ... just curious ... Anthony Carter is not on that list. Oversight, or did you consider him and determine you'd not include him?
I have reservations about one guy, and overlooked another.
First, I have reservations about Anthony Carter. I agree that he was an incredible receiver. I'll never forget attending the game with Indiana that he pulled out of the fire, so to speak. However, there are two things I would comment on:
The oversight for me is Willis Ward. Reading about what he did, and what he went through, his speed and skill and his role as a trailblazer, makes me want to call him a legend. I would add him to the list. He is Michigan's own Jackie Robinson, someone for whom we can be proud.
Having read about how some numbers were set aside, I think precedent has already been set in honoring someone who has just graduated from Michigan, regardless of what they do in the NFL. Here is a hypothetical situation (highly hypothetical, at that.) If Michigan went undefeated this year, if Denard was clearly the reason this happened, and Denard had tremendous stats, and Denard won the Heisman, well, then I think Denard should be a legend, even if he never played a second as a QB in the NFL.
Tshimanga Biakabatuka, aka Tim
His performance against Ohio is the best iv ever seen!
He wasn't just some guy on the team who happened to become president. He was one of the best players on two of our national title teams and was an All Star.
Sure, he got his number retired after he became president. It's not as though he sucked and they just gave it to him because of what he did afterwards.
70s...Rick Leach-O. Dwight Hicks-D
80s...Anthony Carter and Jim Harbaugh-O. Mike Mallory and Mark Messner-D
90s...Desmond Howard,Tom Brady, Brian Griese, Jarame Tuman,Tyrone Wheatley and Tshimanga Biakabutuka-O. Charles Woodson and Glenn Steele-D
00s...Braylan Edwards,Mike Hart and Chad Henne-O. Brandon Graham and Allen Branch-D
10s...Denard Robinson and Fitzgerald Toussain-O. Mike Martin-D
Anthony Carter made the #1 jersey what it is. The great WRs since had the priveledge of wearing Carter's jersey, plain and simple. If AC had worn the #88 jersey then Braylon, David, Derrick, and Greg would have wanted that to wear #88.
It's hard to ignore Carter's off the field issues, but I would still argue that the #1 jersey will forever be his. I would also argue that if not for those issues Carter would have received the "legend" honor before Howard (who is my all-time favorite Wolverine).
Completely agree. I was in high school when AC was at Michigan and saw his feats first-hand. Yes, Desmond Howard won the Heisman, but as a whole body of work AC is the gold-standard for receivers/kick returners in the 35 years I've been following Michigan football.
to relink your own post?
I hope not.