The Wolverine

August 2013

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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maize n' view   michael spath O Legends Jerseys Require Thought ver the past two seasons, wear No. 21. Earlier this spring, he Michigan has created five said his favorite player is Howard Legends Jerseys — a switch and that he's watched film of the on the traditional retired numbers former Heisman Trophy winner in which a current Wolwith appreciation, knowverine honors a former ing the 5‑9 Howard did standout by wearing his not let his height keep jersey with a patch comhim from achieving greatmemorating the legend. ness. Roy Roundtree was the "I want to honor somefirst recipient when he one that was a legend and was chosen to wear Deskeep up that tradition mond Howard's No. 21 that Roundtree played with during his career," for the 2011 and 2012 said Gallon, who stands seasons. Then last year, the only 5-8. "Desmond was Maize and Blue handed one of the best receivers out No. 11 (for the Wistert Roy Roundtree was the to ever come through brothers) to safety Jordan first player to wear one here, and like me, he Kovacs, No. 47 (Bennie of Michigan's Legends wasn't tall, but that didn't Oosterbaan) to linebacker Jerseys, donning the stop him from having an Jake Ryan, No. 48 (Gerald No. 21 formerly worn amazing career. Ford) to linebacker Des"So, yeah, I want it, but by Desmond Howard, mond Morgan and No. 87 but who will get the it's up to the coaches, and (Ron Kramer) to tight end honor this season? I know I need to have a photo by lon horwedel great summer and a great Brandon Moore. With Roundtree, Kovacs and fall because I don't deserve it yet. I Moore all graduating, U-M must need to be a leader and prove myre-issue those three jerseys while self every day, and if they do give it Michigan will also honor Tom Harto me, I need to go out and earn it mon by creating a No. 98 Legends every day after that. Jersey this fall; in total four numbers "If I get the chance to wear his must be awarded this season. number, I will battle every day like Fifth-year senior wide receiver he did to be the best player I can Jeremy Gallon seems the most likely, be for the team. That's the thing and most deserving, candidate to that really sticks out to me about

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