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Ray: Families fall for Mattison

Former Michigan safety bought into pitch from Mattison, Hoke in the 1990s

Updated: September 20, 2011, 9:49 PM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
One of the biggest hits in Michigan history -- it graced the cover of Sports Illustrated that week -- is Marcus Ray's bone-crushing pop on Ohio State's David Boston in 1997. Ray was an instrumental piece to Michigan's defense during his time on campus, and he credits a lot of that to Greg Mattison and Brady Hoke.

"My mom still asks about Brady Hoke," he said. "He asks about her all the time, too. I don't know if he could even pick her out of a lineup, but the fact he still asks about her and her about him says a lot."


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