Michigan has brought in big stars to be honorary captains this season.
It’s looking back at its history for Saturday’s pick: Rick Leach.
According to the Michigan athletic website’s football promotions page, the former Michigan quarterback will serve as the honorary captain in Saturday’s game vs. Maryland. Basketball legend Michael Jordan and baseball great Hank Aaron were among those to hold the role earlier this season, along with another former Wolverines quarterback: Tom Brady.
Leach was Michigan’s starting quarterback for four seasons, leading the Wolverines to the Rose Bowl three times. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting as a senior in 1978.
Leach then played for the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays, hitting .268 in his 10-year career from 1981 to 1990.
Leach’s Michigan stats:
- 1975: 680 passing yards, 3 TDs, 12 INTs
- 1976: 973 passing yards, 13 TDs, 8 INTs
- 1977: 1,348 passing yards, 15 TDs, 9 INTs
- 1978: 1,283 passing yards, 17 TDs, 6 INTs
- Career: 4,284 passing yards, 48 TDs, 35 INTs
No. 2 Michigan plays Maryland at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.