Michigan, College Hall of Fame will honor Desmond Howard at halftime Saturday
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Twenty years after Desmond Howard's diving, game-winning catch against Notre Dame, he'll be in the spotlight again at Michigan Stadium.
A halftime salute to honor the former Michigan star and 1991 Heisman Trophy winner is planned Saturday at the Notre Dame at Michigan football game, the first night football game in Michigan Stadium history (8 p.m., ESPN).
Howard will be honored by Michigan and by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. Howard was enshrined earlier this year in the hall of fame. He said then that his catch against Notre Dame changed his life.
“The next thing I know, I’m on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and that’s what really got the ball rolling for me,” Howard said in July.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said Tuesday that the halftime ceremony will not include retiring Howard's No. 21.
"We're going to recognize Desmond, and you stay tuned on how that's going to happen," Brandon said. "The retirement of jerseys is something we've been pretty public about in terms of having some serious difficulties and limitations. So I would not look forward to that, but I would look forward to some other things."
Howard finished his Michigan career with 134 receptions, 2,146 receiving yards and 32 touchdowns. He scored 23 touchdowns his senior season, a Michigan record.