A big “Michigan Meets SC” congratulations to former Michigan wide receiver Desmond Howard. Desmond was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame this past weekend. We can talk about his”retired number” later.
Desmond in his years at Michigan never dropped a pass, except once (and what a heartbreaker it was, overtime against MSU), and on fielding kickoffs and punts he looked as if he would go all the way every time. He didn’t ofcourse, but he sure was exciting back there.
In 1994 Desmond got the college football world talking when after a punt return for a touchdown againsts Ohio State in a blowout game, he struck the Heisman Trophy pose. See above XBOX 360 cover. At that point in the season he had that honor all but wrapped up and as Legendary College Football announcer Keith Jackson said after the end of the run, “Hello Heisman”!
Desmond was a start student and an outstanding pro player as well. He gives back to his school and many worthy charities. Not many players come along with the skill and excitment as Howard had, but when they do you need to sit back and enjoy it. Congrats!