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The Michigan Daily counts down the top 15 collegiate players in Michigan history
Text by Gennaro Filice " Daily Sports Editor
Page design by Daniel Bremmer * Daily Sports Editor
A three-time All-
one of the finest
his era and earned
a spot on the all-
team in 1951.
Germany played roving
center on defense,
plugging holes across the
line in the early 1900s.
He was a National Hall of
Fame selection and was
named to the 1951 all-
time All-American team.
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Winner of the
set the season
marks for most
(23) and most
Anthony Thomas, RB
"The A-Train" sits atop Michigan's career lists in rushing
attempts (934), rushing yards (4,472), rushing touchdowns
(55) and career 100-yard rushing games (22).
Just five games into
his setior season,
Edwards needs 335
yards to become
the first player in
to post thre
has the most *4
catches in program v,
history and is on
the cusp of breaking
many other records.
Dan Dierdorf, OT
A consensus All-American for the
Wolverines in 1970, Dierdorf was a key
in Michigan's shared Big Ten title during
Bo Schembechler's first year (1968).
.4 Carter, WR
"A.C." was a three-
and the Big Ten's Most
Valuable Player in 1982. He
leads all Michigan receivers
with 3,076 career yards.
Rick Leach, QB
_ F A four-year starter at Michigan, Leach placed
in the Heisman Trophy voting three times,
finishing third his senior year (1978). Leach
R also earned All-Big Ten honors three times.
Ron Kramer, End
Kramer - who earned nine
letters in football, basketball
and track - was one of the
best overall athletes ever to don the
Maize and Blue. On the gridiron, he
was a two-time All-American (1956-
57), playing offensive and defensive
end, running back, quarterback,
kicker and receiver, often all in the
same game. Michigan retired his No.
87 jersey following his senior year.
Robert Chappuis, RB
Chappuis returned from service as an aerial
gunner in World War II - during which his
plane was shot down over Italy - to finish
second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1947.
Tom Harmon, RB
"Old 98" became the first Michigan player to
in 1940 after he put up unbelievable number
win over Ohio State. Harmon rushed for 139
completed 11-of-12 passes for 151 yards and
four extra points, intercepted three passes (including
and averaged 50 yards per punt. After the game, Ha
ovation from the 73,000 present ... and the contest'v
Harmon's No. 98 is one of just four retired numbers
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