Saturday, November 10, 2012
Captain Jordan Kovacs to wear No. 11
By Chantel Jennings
Senior safety Jordan Kovacs was presented with Michigan's formerly retired No. 11 football jersey Saturday before the Michigan-Northwestern game. Kovacs switched from No. 32 and will wear the No. 11 uniform the rest of the season.
The jersey was retired after a trio of Wistert brothers -- Francis, Albert and Alvin -- wore the uniform between 1931 and 1949. Francis was a member of two national championship teams. Albert was MVP of the 1942 Michigan team and went on to be an eight-time All Pro honoree during his professional career. And Alvin, who didn't begin his college playing career until he was 30 years old, was an All-American during the 1948 and 1949 seasons.