All Time Favorite Michigan Football Players

Submitted by TheGoatin99 on June 1st, 2018 at 10:57 AM

It has been a recent trend on twitter to post your favorite players of all time for individual sports. Eric Upchurch tweaked this trend on twitter and posted a list that included his favorite michigan football players at each position. Following his lead, I recorded my own list and would love to see what others have. Feel free to copy, paste, and edit the list!


QB - Denard Robinson

RB - Chris Perry

WR - Mario Manningham

TE - Jake Butt

OL - Jake Long

DL - Brandon Graham 

LB - Devin Bush 

CB - Jourdan Lewis

S - Jabrill Peppers

ST - Steve Breaston/Dennis Norfleet



Mike Damone

June 1st, 2018 at 11:11 AM ^

QB - Jim Harbaugh

RBs - Ty Wheatley and Butch Woolfolk

WRs - Anthony Carter, Desmond Howard and John Kolesar

TE - Jay Riemersma

OLs - Steve Hutchison (tough as nails) and Stef Humphries

DLs - Mark Messner and Glen Steele

LBs - Andy Cannavino and Erick Anderson

DBs - Charles Woodson, Tripp Wellbourne and Brad Cochran

K - Remy (Knife Into Touchdown Jesus Heart) Hamilton

The Donger

June 1st, 2018 at 11:24 AM ^

Fucking Hamilton!  That kick against Notre Dame on the road was straight, long, true and pure.  Never a doubt when it left his foot...

And how can you not love a kid whose Florida Mom was a bar owner, and named him after Remy Martin cognac.

Image result for remy hamilton gif notre dame

yossarians tree

June 1st, 2018 at 1:37 PM ^

Mark Messner is a great choice. For those too young to remember, Messner could dominate a game from the interior DL in much the same way Mo Hurst did last year. And I have no idea what his playing weight was but it was probably around 250 pounds. Just super quick and instinctive.

Yung Geezer

June 1st, 2018 at 11:05 AM ^

QB - Denard Robinson

RB - Mike Hart

FB - Khalid Hill

WR - Jeremy Gallon

TE - Jake Butt

OL - Jake Long

DL - Rob Renes

LB - Prescott Burgess

CB - Jourdan Lewis

S - Jordan Kovacs

ST - Steve Breaston


June 1st, 2018 at 11:06 AM ^

I can remember for years after that punt return and pose that every time anybody would score a td in our backyard or school yard football games they would do the same


June 1st, 2018 at 11:07 AM ^

QB - Tom Brady (yes even when he was here)

RB - Mike Hart

WR - Mario Manningham or Adrian Arrington, loved them together

TE - Jake Butt

OL - Jake Long

DL - Lamarr Woodley

LB - David Harris

CB - Charles Woodson, this is the only correct answer, you sociopaths

S - Jabrill Peppers or Ernest Shazor, Shazor only had one great season, but he’s the true safety here and he made some big plays that 04 season

ST - Steve Breaston or Peppers, and I also appreciated #ChubbyKicker Garrett Rivas. If Nordin has a great 4 years and maintains his cocky, Wild Thing persona he might end up my favorite. Swag and kickers don’t often mix.

True Blue Grit

June 1st, 2018 at 1:15 PM ^

That play is etched in my memory.  I never let my wife forget how she left the stadium early to go back and study, while I stayed (we were dating at the time so I didn't start  bringing it up until after we were married).  She got to somewhere on State St. when she heard The Roar from the stadium and ran into some store that had a TV on.  Memories.


June 1st, 2018 at 11:10 AM ^

really really enjoyed watching Marquise Walker.  He is probably my favorite wide receiver that I have watched at Michigan.  The teams he played for weren't all that great, but he was a spectacular college receiver.

Harbaugh's Lef…

June 1st, 2018 at 11:16 AM ^

QB - Jim Harbaugh

RB - Tshimanga Biakabutuka

WR - Charles Woodson

TE - Jake Butt

OL - Jake Long

DL - Chase Winovich

LB - Dhani Jones

CB - Charles Woodson

S - Jabrill Peppers

ST - Charles Woodson


June 1st, 2018 at 11:16 AM ^

I like this topic, well done.  I think we're all biased depending on our age and when we attended the university (or became fans).  Here are mine:


QB - Chad Henne / Denard Robinson

RB - Mike Hart / Tshimanga Biakabutuka / Tyrone Wheatley / Deveon Smith

WR - Braylon Edwards / Jason Avant / Desmond Howard

TE - Jake Butt / Bennie Joppru

OL - Jake Long

DL - Lamarr Woodley / Chase Winovich

LB - Victor Hobson / Larry Foote / Devin Bush

CB - Mr. Charles

S - Jabrill Peppers / Marlin Jackson

ST - Steve Breaston

BTB grad

June 1st, 2018 at 11:20 AM ^

QB - Denard Robinson

RB - Mike Hart

WR - Mario Manningham

TE - Jake Butt

OL - Jake Long

DL - Mo Hurst

LB - LaMarr Woodley 

CB - Leon Hall

S - Jabrill Peppers

ST - Zoltan Mesko

The Maizer

June 1st, 2018 at 11:20 AM ^

QB: David Cone (clipboard master was here for like 9 years)

RB: Sam McGuffie

WR: Mario Manningham (Penn State '05 catch)

TE: Tyler Ecker (in an alternate reality where he had pitched it to Breaston)

OL: David Moosman (chess master)

DL: Terrance Taylor (his alarm clock went off in west quad for DAYS)

LB: Obi Ezeh (making it look Eeeezeh!)

CB: Leon Hall

S: Jordan Kovacs

ST: Ross Ryan (when he leveled a returner)