Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Michigan and No. 12 on 12/12/12
By Michael Rothstein
The player with No. 12 as of 12/12/12 might prove to be one of U-M's best to wear the jersey.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- On this, the 12th day of the 12th month of the year 2012, there is every reason to look back.
Obviously to who has worn No. 12.
According to a combination of archives from the Bentley Historical Library online and Michigan’s own record book listing letterwinners, it appears 43 players have worn the number in the school’s history -- from the recognizable (Roy Roundtree and Devin Gardner) to the unknown (Isadore Grodsky) to the future star who supposedly wore it for only one season in which he didn't play (Elvis Grbac).
Here’s a look at the history of No. 12 and Michigan, and where available how their careers fared.
William Watson, G, 1914-15
John Goodsell, T, 1916
Oscar Lambert, C, 1917
Earl Magrath, RE, 1919
Viggo Nelson, FB, 1920
Don Wieman, G, 1921
Jack Blott, C, 1922
Charles Grube, End, 1923
Bruce Schwarze, HB, 1927
Isadore Grodsky, HB, 1928
Frederick B. Schantz, B, 1929
Frederick P. Clohset, T, 1930-32
Henry T. Raymond, HB, 1933
Melvin Kramer, T, 1935-37
Jack C. Wheeler, FB, 1953
Jerry Janecke, HB, 1955
Wilbert A. Franklin, HB, 1959: Returned one kick for 16 yards.
Ed Hood, HB, 1960-62: Rushed 27 times for 76 yards and caught two passes for 26 yards.
Dorie Reid, HB, 1963-65: Rushed three times for 18 yards.
George Hoey, DB, 1966-68: Returned 12 kicks for 221 yards and 31 punts for 529 yards and one touchdown. Made 55 tackles, broke up nine passes, forced a fumble, made two fumble recoveries and picked off two passes for 31 yards.
James E. Schmitz, WB, 1969
Kevin Casey, QB, 1971-74: Completed 15 of 37 passes for 175 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Also rushed 17 times for 15 yards.
Roger Bettis, QB, 1975-77
Jim Paciorek, QB/TE, 1978-79
Brad Bates, DB, 1978-1980: Made six tackles and intercepted one pass for zero yards.
Fritz Burgess, QB, 1981-83: Made 16 tackles.
Christopher Zurbrugg, QB, 1983-86: Completed 70 of 134 passes for 859 yards, six touchdowns and eight interceptions. Also rushed 66 times for 15 yards and four touchdowns.
Ernest Bock, DB, 1985-87: Made two tackles.
Elvis Grbac, QB, 1988: Redshirted while wearing the number, but completed 522 of 835 passes for 6,460 yards, 71 touchdowns and 31 interceptions in his career. Also rushed 80 times for minus-239 yards and one touchdown.
Gulam Khan, K, 1989: Missed one field goal.
Doug Musgrave, QB, 1989
Ricky Powers, TB, 1990-93: Rushed 526 times for 2,680 yards and 19 touchdowns. Also caught 26 passes for 195 yards and returned one kick for 28 yards.
Scott Dreisbach, QB, 1994-98: Completed 208 of 380 passes for 2,920 yards, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Also rushed 81 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns.
Mike Kaselitz, QB, 1999-2001: Rushed two times for zero yards.
Brandon Williams, DB, 1999-2002: Made 74 tackles, broke up eight passes, recovered two fumbles, forced a fumble an intercepted two passes for 28 yards.
Matt Gutierrez, QB, 2003-05: Completed 27 of 41 passes for 286 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Rushed 10 times for six yards and a touchdown.
Landon Smith, WR, 2004-05
Matt Homaday, S, 2006
David Cone, QB, 2006-08: Completed 4 of 6 passes for 75 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. Made one tackle.
Karl Tech, S, 2008
J.T. Floyd, DB, 2008-10: Made 179 tackles, three tackles for loss, broke up 18 passes and forced two fumbles. Intercepted three passes for 59 yards.
Roy Roundtree, WR, 2009-11: Caught 151 passes for 2,277 yards and 15 touchdowns. Holds Michigan’s single-game receiving yards record of 246 yards against Illinois in 2010.
Devin Gardner, QB, 2010-Present: Completed 75 of 123 passes for 1,266 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rushed 67 times for 151 yards and nine touchdowns. Caught 17 passes for 268 yards and four touchdowns.