Who should wear the Wistert brothers #11 Saturday?

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on November 5th, 2012 at 9:09 AM

By now, you know the drill. Who should wear Francis, Albert and Alvin Wistert's #11? I say Quinton Washington. He has been having a remarkable season. Plus, all 3 of the Wistert brothers played tackle. 

Saturday will be the final Legends jersey honoring that will take place this season. 


M Fanfare

November 5th, 2012 at 11:46 AM ^

This is why the Legends Jersey isea falters in execution to a degree. To this point, it all worked out. A WR can wear #21, obviously, and a tight end can still wear #87. #47 and #48 work because while Oosterbaan and Ford are better known for their offensive positions, both played before two-platoon football, so they played defense as well (Ford at linebacker and Oosterbaan at defensive end). But the last two numbers, #11 and yet-to-be-unretired #98 have no obvious solution. While the NCAA uniform number rules are flexible, #11 and #98 are now associated with different positions from the guys who made them legendary. 11 is a WR/QB/RB number while 98 is a DL/K/P number. I suppose Harmon did some kicking and punting in his day, but it would be odd to see a skill position player sporting #11 made famous by three brothers who played tackle or #98 being worn by a defensive tackle or a kicker.

(#98 has not been released by the Harmon family, but it has to be considered.)

Mr Miggle

November 5th, 2012 at 12:51 PM ^

DL sometime wear unusal numbers. Larry Stevens #13, David Bowens #6 and Shawn Crable #2 off the top of my head. Maurice Hurst is wearing #11 in HS. Besides, who really cares if a player wants to do so? #98 is another story.


November 5th, 2012 at 2:01 PM ^

I'm right.  Listen:

First, it should go to Mealer in honor of his brother who is a Michigan Legend and a Michigan Man.  (bear with me, I know that OL can't wear #11, I'm just saying what would be ideal here).  What a wonderful honor for the family and a show of love from the university.  It fits the brotherly theme of this jersey...

... which is my second point.  I'd like to see this jersey be legacy specific.  Give it to players who have a family tradition at the U.  We have plenty of jerseys to give to talented youngsters.  The family tradition at the U is critical as well.  I think this is a great way to honor that value.  However, if that isn't the case...

Gibbons.  Great suggestion.  He has overcome much.  Much respect!

A DL, since none have gone there yet and there is some connection to the original OL #11 (minor, yes).  I like crazy #'s on the D-line.  I'd say give it to Roh as a sign of respect in his senior year, or Pipkins if they want to go big young guy.