Michigan Ball Hawks?!?!?!?

Submitted by James Burrill Angell on November 20th, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Has anyone seen this hat out on the market. I suspect its something the program has made up for the defensive and it appears to date back to spring practice.


I suspect its soemthing the program has made up for the defensive backs. Saw it here on a sweatshirt too: 

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Anyone seen this stuff for sale anywhere?





November 20th, 2015 at 10:05 AM ^

Either ball hawks are all bone except the wings, or that's a dead WR who just got his wings.  

My daughter did tell me that every time I hear a bell ring, Pep gave another player his wings.


November 20th, 2015 at 12:48 PM ^

pass break ups are a different statistical category from interceptions and fumbles, right? Fumbles recoveries and interceptions are both considered "take-aways" because the opponent literally doesn't have the ball after it is "taken away" from them. So I don't think the term take away is vague, if anything, the term ball-hawk is vague. I consider a "ball-hawk" to be a player who is always around the ball and making plays on defense. Which Lewis, Wilson, and Stribling fit the bill for. Unless you were being sarcastic or trolling and I missed it, if you break up a pass, you are not in fact, taking the ball away from the opponent. 

Mr. Yost

November 20th, 2015 at 10:46 AM ^

Durkin can probably by the gear himself and get it embroidered at a local shop. Not a violation because the guys get free gear as part of being on the team. And if it's a gift, it's not worth more than $100 so they're fine.

Nice little motivation tactic that builds up the team even 1% more. Great idea.


November 20th, 2015 at 11:00 AM ^

I have a class right after a bunch of defensive players in Mason Hall, and I can attest to the fact that this seems to be a players-only item.  All of the defensive players wear their Ball Hawks sweatshirts and hats.


November 20th, 2015 at 12:40 PM ^