List of University of Michigan Sporting Alumni - Sports - Football


  • Jeff Backus, NFL football player.
  • Ronald Bellamy, NFL football player.
  • Tshimanga "Tim" Biakabutuka, Former NFL football player.
  • Grant Bowman, former NFL practice-squad player.
  • Tom Brady, 2000, football player and 2-time Super Bowl MVP.
  • Alan Branch, NFL football player.
  • David Brandt, NFL football player.
  • Anthonios "Tony" Branoff was an American football player. He played at the halfback position for the University of Michigan from 1952 to 1955.
  • Steve Breaston, NFL football player.
  • Dave Brown, Former NFL football player.
  • Prescott Burgess, NFL football player.
  • Mark Campbell, NFL football player.
  • Brian Carpenter, 1982, former NFL football player, member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity (Phi Chapter)
  • Anthony Carter, Former NFL football player.
  • Todd Collins, NFL football player.
  • Markus Curry, NFL football player.
  • Dan Dierdorf, 1971, sportscaster and former National Football League tackle. Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Kevin Dudley, NFL football player.
  • Tyler Ecker, NFL football player.
  • Braylon Edwards, 2005, 2004 winner of the Fred Biletnikoff Award.
  • Stanley Edwards 82, former NFL football player
  • Forest Evashevski, 1941
  • Steve Everitt, NFL football player.
  • Rich Eisen, 1990, NFL Network broadcaster
  • Jay Feely, NFL football player.
  • Bill Flemming, (LS&A) Announcer on ‘Wide World of Sports,’, was one of the original announcers on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,”. For a 60 year span, Flemming was one of the principal voices in early days of the rise the electronic coverage of sports. During his career he announced 11 Olympics. He originally planned to prepare for medical school but switched to a concentration in speech. In 1949, he won a campuswide speech contest, for which the prize was a summer job at WUOM, the campus radio station.
  • Gerald Ford, President of the United States
  • Larry Foote, NFL football player.
  • Benny Friedman, . "Benny revolutionized football," the Bears' George Halas once said. Friedman's value was so great that Giants owner Tim Mara bought the Detroit Wolverines franchise in 1929 just so he could add him to his roster. Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee.
  • Ian Gold, NFL football player.
  • Jonathan Goodwin, NFL football player.
  • Elvis Grbac, Former NFL football player.
  • Brian Griese, NFL football player.
  • James Hall, NFL football player.
  • Leon Hall, NFL football player.
  • Jim Harbaugh, 1986, football player, former head coach of the Stanford football team and head coach of the San Francisco 49ers football team.
  • Tom Harmon, 1941, football player and 1940 Heisman Trophy winner.
  • David Harris, NFL football player.
  • Mercury Hayes, Former NFL and CFL football player.
  • Tommy Hendricks, Former NFL football player.
  • Dwight Hicks, professional NFL football defensive back
  • Elroy Hirsch "Crazy Legs" Hirsch. Only athlete to letter in 4 sports in a single year
  • Victor Hobson, NFL football player.
  • Dick Honig, College football and basketball referee
  • Desmond Howard, 1992, football player and 1991 Heisman Trophy winner. Super Bowl XXXI MVP.
  • Steve Hutchinson, NFL football player.
  • Marlin Jackson, National Football League defensive back.
  • Dana Jacobson, (BA 1993) co-host of ESPN's Cold Pizza
  • Jon Jansen, NFL football player.
  • George Jewett (April 1870 – August 12, 1908) was an American athlete who became the first African American football player at the University of Michigan.
  • Ron Johnson, (BUS: BBA 1969), Former NFL football player
  • Dhani Jones, 2000, NFL football player and current host of ESPN's Timeless.
  • Bennie Joppru, NFL football player.
  • Cato June, NFL football player.
  • Alain Kashama, NFL football player.
  • Marcus Knight, Former NFL football player.
  • Ty Law, NFL football player.
  • Jeremy LeSueur, NFL football player.
  • Rob Lytle, Former NFL football player.
  • Joe Magidsohn, Football All-American
  • John F. "Johnny" Maulbetsch (June 20, 1890 – September 14, 1950) was an All-American football halfback at Adrian College in 1911 and for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 1914 to 1916.
  • Roy Manning, NFL football player.
  • Tim Massaquoi, NFL football player.
  • Earl Maves, NFL football player.
  • Bill Mazer (BA) (b. 1920 Kiev, at that time a part of Russia) is an American TV/radio personality. Mazer emigrated from the then Soviet Union before his first birthday. Grew up in Brooklyn, NY. During WWII, he served the majority of his time in the US Armed Forces-Air Force Transport Command in the Pacific theatre.
  • Zoltan Mesko, (BUS: BBA 2009; SOK: AM 2010), NFL football player
  • Les MilesHead Coach, LSU Football; Coach: Assistant Coach, University of Michigan (1980–81); Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Coach (1998–2000)
  • Jamie Morris, Former NFL football player.
  • John Navarre, NFL football player.
  • David M. Nelson, (B.S. 1942) Former head football coach, athletic director, and Dean University of Delaware.
  • Harry Newman, football All-American
  • Shantee Orr, NFL football player.
  • DeWayne Patmon, Former NFL football Player
  • Tony Pape, Former NFL football player.
  • David Pearson, NFL football player.
  • Chris Perry, NFL football player.
  • Merv Pregulman, NFL football player
  • Jay Riemersma, NFL football player.
  • Jon Runyan, 1995, NFL football player.
  • Ernest Shazor, NFL football player.
  • Aaron Shea, NFL football player.
  • Greg Skrepenak, Former NFL football player, Current Luzerne County (PA) Commissioner.
  • Larry Stevens, NFL football player.
  • Tai Streets, Former NFL football player.
  • Bert Sugar, (LAW: JD 1961; BUS: MBA 1961), former publisher-editor of Ring Magazine.
  • David Terrell, NFL football player.
  • Anthony Thomas, NFL football player.
  • Amani Toomer, NFL football player.
  • Jerame Tuman, NFL football player.
  • Irv Utz namesake for Irv Utz Stadium (dedicated in 2011) at Washington University where Utz was head baseball coach.The Kelley field complex was officially renamed in his honor in 2011. A member of the Washington University Sports Hall of Fame, Utz was a coach and administrator at Washington University for more than 16 years. In 11 seasons as the head baseball coach, Utz compiled an overall record of 162-66 (.711). He also spent time as Washington University’s head football coach, assistant football coach and assistant athletic director. Utz was an All-American football player at the University of Michigan, leading his team to a 19-1-2 overall record from 1921-23, winning the Big Ten Championship in 1922 and again in 1923. Utz was elected into the Washington University Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.
  • Gabe Watson, NFL football player.
  • Andre Weathers, Former NFL football player.
  • Tyrone Wheatley, Former NFL football player.
  • Gerald White, Former NFL football player.
  • James Whitley, Former NFL football player.
  • F. Stuart "Stu" Wilkins (born c. 1928, Canton, Ohio) is a former American football player, lawyer, and businessman. He played at the guard position for the University of Michigan football team from 1945 to 1948 and was a starter on the Wolverines undefeated teams in 1947 and 1948. He practiced law for more than 50 years in Canton, Ohio. He was one of the leaders behind the establishment of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, serving on the steering committee that prepared the presentation to the NFL, and serving for more than 40 years on its board of trustees. He also served as the chairman of the board of the American Automobile Association from 1989 to 1991.
  • Josh Williams, NFL football player.
  • Maurice Williams, NFL football player.
  • Eric Wilson, NFL football player.
  • Hugh E. Wilson, Former head football & baseball coach Louisiana Tech.
  • Chuck Winters, Former CFL player, Grey Cup Champion
  • Irv Wisniewski, Former head basketball, golf & asst football coach University of Delaware.
  • LaMarr Woodley, NFL football player.
  • Pierre Woods, NFL football player.
  • Charles Woodson, 1997, football player and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner.
  • Butch Woolfolk, Former NFL football player.
  • Tracy Wolfson, CBS Sports News Reporter

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