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Michigan's Top 10 All-Time Athletes


Desmond Howard


Football (1989-1991)

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Even though Braylon Edwards broke a lot of his records in 2004, wide receiver and kick returner Desmond Howard set numerous NCAA and Michigan records and became Michigan's second Heisman Trophy winner (with a record 85 percent of the first place voting) while also winning the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and First Team All-America honors. In his last season at Michigan, Howard scored 22 touchdowns: 19 receiving, two rushing and one off a kick return to lead the Big Ten in scoring (138). Selected fourth overall in the 1992 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, Howard went on to have an 11-year career and won the Super Bowl XXXI MVP as a member of the Green Bay Packers.
Text: Leslie Strauss
Photo: Brian Masck/Getty Images
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