Michigan makes Wisterts' No. 11 the fifth number with "Football Legends' distinction
Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com
The Wolverines now will be issuing five numbers this year that honor former legends -- four of which had been retired. Those four -- Bennie Oosterbaan's 47, Ron Kramer's 87, Gerald Ford's 48 and the Wisterts' 11 -- will be honored one at a time before home games this year.
Former All-American and Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon also will be honored before the Michigan State game, and former coach Gary Moeller before the Iowa game, meaning each home game this season will memorialize one player or coach.
The full schedule:
Sept. 8 -- Air Force (No. 47 Bennie Oosterbaan, Team 48)
Sept. 15 -- Massachusetts (No. 87 Ron Kramer, Team 77)
Oct. 13 -- Illinois (No. 48 Gerald Ford, Team 55)
Oct. 20 -- Michigan State (Tom Harmon, Team 61)
Nov. 10 -- Northwestern (No. 11 Alvin Wistert, Team 70)
Nov. 17 -- Iowa (Gary Moeller, Team 115)
The final Michigan Football Legend jersey is Desmond Howard's No. 21, which was introduced last season. Senior receiver Roy Roundtree, who previously wore No. 12, will adorn that uniform for all of next season.
The Wolverines have yet to announce who will wear the other Michigan Football Legend uniforms. It also is unclear whether those numbers will be worn for single games, or for the duration of the season.