Saturday, September 15, 2012
Former RB Lytle inducted to Hall of Honor
By Chantel Jennings
On Saturday, during halftime of the Michigan/U-Mass game, the Michigan Athletic Department announced that former running back Rob Lytle (1974-76) had been selected to Michigan's Athletic Hall of Honor.
Lytle, who passed away in 2010, was a first team All-American and Heisman finalist during his senior season. He finished his career as the Wolverines' leading rusher, though since has dropped out of the top five.
Lytle, along with former swimmer Gustavo Borges and former hockey player Brendan Morrison, will be inducted Feb. 16 when the Crisler Center is rededicated.
"They are deserving of induction into the U-M Athletics Hall of Honor, the highest athletic distinction that our athletic department bestows upon a former student-athlete or coach," Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon said in a press release. "We look forward to celebrating their athletic and professional endeavors later this academic year."
The Hall of Honor was set up in 1978 to "recognize individuals who have made significant contributions as athletes, coaches and administrators to the tradition of Wolverine athletics and, in doing so, have enhanced the image and reputation of the University of Michigan," according to a press release.