HIGHLIGHTS: All-America (1970), College Football Hall of Famer (2000)
Possessing a rare mix of strength and quickness for a player 6' 4" and 250 pounds, Dierdorf dominated the college ranks. In his three years at Michigan the Wolverines went 25-6 with an 18-3 mark in the Big Ten. He went on to become a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the St. Louis Cardinals and, following his playing career, a color analyst for Monday Night Football.
HIGHLIGHTS: 428 career tackles, All-America (1991)
HIGHLIGHTS: 24 career sacks, All-America (1992)
Two of Michigan's most devastating players, Anderson (37) and Hutchinson played together for three seasons. Over that period the Wolverines won at least a share of the Big Ten title every year. Anderson was a tackling machine, leading Michigan in stops for four consecutive seasons. He had 130 tackles as a senior in 1991 and became the only Wolverine to win the Dick Butkus Award (nation's top linebacker). Hutchinson was a steady contributor for his first three years but significantly raised his production as a senior team captain. That season he made 11 sacks on his way to winning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year and helped Michigan to an undefeated record (9-0-3).
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