Michigan plans to put Ford's jersey in circulation
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan coach Brady Hoke says one of his players will wear former President Gerald Ford's No. 48 this season.
Ford's No. 48 is one of five jerseys that were been retired by college football's winningest program. It was put out of circulation in 1994. Ford was Michigan's MVP during his three-year playing career from 1932-34.
Hoke made the announcement Tuesday on Birmingham, Ala., radio station WJOX after a caller asked whether someone would wear the No. 1 jersey, made famous by Desmond Howard. Receiver Junior Hemingway wore a patch on his No. 21 jersey last season, honoring Howard, and Roy Roundtree will wear it this year.