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Posted on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 : 2:26 p.m.

Desmond Howard among 3 former Michigan football players up for College Football Hall of Fame

By Dave Birkett

Former Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard is one of three former Michigan football players on this year's ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Howard, offensive tackle Jumbo Elliott and running back Robert Lytle are among 77 players on the 2010 ballot. The Hall-of-Fame class will be announced May 27 and inducted Dec. 7.

Howard led Michigan to three Big Ten titles and two Rose Bowl appearances, and won the Heisman Trophy in 1991. He led the nation in kickoff returns as a junior (27.5 ypr) and ranks third on Michigan's career touchdown-reception list (32).

Elliott, in his first year on the ballot, was a two-time all-Big Ten offensive tackle who earned consensus All-American honors in 1987.

Lytle finished third in the Heisman balloting in 1976, when he ran for 1,469 yards and was named Big Ten MVP. He helped the Wolverines win two conference titles.



Thu, Mar 11, 2010 : 9:20 p.m.

Are coaches not allowed in the hall of fame? I am sure Rich Rod would be in right away if they were.


Thu, Mar 11, 2010 : 8:36 p.m.

You're a true fan, Theo, but let's leave Michigan Stadium named as is.