As a part of Dave Brandon's plan to recognize Michigan football greats alongside his current squad, the team announced its intention to honor former Wolverines offensive linemen and brothers Francis, Alvin and Albert Wistert as additional Michigan legends on Thursday.
Joining the Wisterts, who all wore No. 11 during their time with the Wolverines, as Michigan legends is the trio of Gerald Ford, Ron Kramer, Bennie Oosterbaan, originally named by Brandon back in June. Former Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon and head coach Gary Moeller will also each be honored, as all of the six groups of legends will be featured on all home season tickets and shown on numerous Michigan-related marketing materials throughout the year. In addition, each jersey featuring a former great's unretired number will also have a commemorative patch in the left upper chest area.
While it has already been decided that senior wideout Roy Roundtree will don Desmond Howard's number 21 in 2012, a number which was also unretired last year by Brandon, it remains unclear which current players, if any, will switch over to wear a legend's number this season.