Remembering legendary Michigan broadcaster Bob Ufer, who died 30 years ago today
Ufer was in the booth for 363 consecutive Wolverines football games from 1945-1981 and was known for his legendary "Uferism" game calls before passing away on Oct. 26, 1981.
Prior to his career in the booth, Ufer was an All-American sprinter at Michigan and set a world indoor record in the 440-yard dash in 1942. He also played freshman football in the same backfield as Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon.
Since his death, the Bob Ufer Scholarship Fund has raised more than $1.3 million, helping provide 145 scholarships to student-athletes from Pioneer and Huron high schools.
To hear some legendary Ufer sound clips and for more information on the Ufer fund, visit www.ufer.org.