Autographed Michigan Football - 1947 National Champs. Over 70 Years Old - Autographed football - signed by most every member of the. 1947 University of Michigan National Championship Football Team.
I have not seen another ball like this anywhere - truly a one of a kind item! This ball shows the signs of being 70 plus years old - but the signatures are clear.
I've included a list of the 42 signatures, and their location on the ball - the names take you back in time to a truly remarkable team, including Lennie Ford who went on to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after playing professional football for 11 years. Many of them repeated as National Champions in 1948. 1947 Michigan Wolverines football team.Nicknamed the "Mad Magicians", represented the. The Wolverines finished undefeated and untied with a 10-0 record. Although ranked second in the. Poll at the end of the regular season, the Wolverines defeated the. By a score of 49-0 in the.
Game, and were selected as the nation's number-one team by a 226-119 margin over. In an unprecedented post-bowl Associated Press poll. The 1947 team has been selected as the best team in the history of Michigan football. The 1947 Wolverines outscored their opponents, 394-53. The Wolverines victory in the 1948 Rose Bowl still is tied for the most points scored, and the largest margin of victory, in.The 1947 Wolverines are also remembered as the first fully to embrace the concept of defensive and offensive specialization. Previously, most players had played their positions on both offense and defense. Established separate offensive and defensive squads. And Jack Weisenberger played on both squads. Magazine ran a feature article about the 1947 Wolverines with. Photograph on the cover called, The Specialist.
Article focused on the new era of specialization marked by Crisler's decision to field separate offensive and defensive units. The article noted: Michigan's sleight-of-hand repertory is a baffling assortment of. Crisscrosses, quick-hits and spins from seven different formations.
Sometimes, watching from the side lines, even Coach Crisler isn't sure which Michigan man has the ball. Michigan plays one team on offense, one on defense... Whenever Michigan's defensive team regains the ball, Crisler orders:'Offense unit, up and out,' and nine men pour onto the field at once. In action was "so dazzling in its deception" that the media nicknamed the 1947 team the "Mad Magicians". (first-team All-American by the Associated Press, United Press, Saturday Evening Post, Collier's Weekly, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Football Writers Association of America, and the Central Press, NEA and INS wire services); Bump Elliott.
(first-team All-American by the Saturday Evening Post; second-team by the Associated Press, the United Press, the Central Press, and the Football Writers Association of America); Lennie Ford. (second-team All-American by the United Press and Central Press); Bob Mann. (second-team All-American by the Associated Press); J. White (second-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America).
Heisman Trophy voting: Bob Chappuis. Finished 2nd in the Heisman voting behind Johnny Lujack. Lujack had 742 points, and Chappuis had 555.College Football Hall of Fame: Bob Chappuis. Pro Football Hall of Fame: Lennie Ford.
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