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Michigan football 2019 honorary captains: A list of candidates

We try to give some ideas as to who should be an honorary captain for Michigan in 2019. All in good fun.

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The 2019 Michigan football season will be here before you know it, and with that in mind, they need honorary captains for their home games!

Being at all the home games it’s fun seeing who they select on a given week to represent the Michigan program. During the Harbaugh era, there have been high profile honorary captains such as Hank Aaron, Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan, Charles Woodson, and Tom Brady.

This year should be no different, there will likely be a few big names coming to Ann Arbor to be Michigan’s honorary captain.

I had to put a list together of realistic candidates, and a couple I think would be real cool for Michigan to have as one.

Ty Law

This one is easy. The former Michigan corner is headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. Michigan should honor him as well.


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Tom Brady was Michigan’s honorary captain a few years back when he was out the first four weeks of the season, and he won’t have the opportunity to be one again since he’s aiming to play until he’s 45. But, the GOAT can send his wife to represent him. Gisele is a former Victoria’s Secret model, a major humanitarian, and seems like an all around cool lady. Harbaugh should extend an invite to Mrs. Tom Brady.

Michael Phelps

A Michigan grad that became the most decorated American Olympian of all time HAS to be a Michigan honorary captain soon. Phelps even said his son, who’s now a toddler, will go to Michigan. It’s time to take your kid on a trip to Ann Arbor this fall, Mr. Phelps.

Adam Sandler

One of the biggest comedians of the past 20-plus years has been spotted wearing Michigan shoes every now and then, even on Christmas Day! Adam Sandler as an honorary captain would be epic.

James Earl Jones

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A Michigan grad, the voice of Darth Vader and Mufasa, the man who is the voice of Michigan’s hype video before they hit the field, James Earl Jones would be a tremendous choice for an honorary captain.

Lebron James

King James is a big-time Ohio State fan, but a couple years ago he said he’d like to see a game at The Big House:

What a perfect way to stick it to the Buckeyes, getting Ohio’s prodigal son to wear some maize and blue.

Paul McCartney

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If there’s any chance of getting one of The Beatles to rep your team, you take that chance. Sir Paul plays at a lot of football stadiums across the country, but he’s never played at The Big House. An invitation to be an honorary captain would give Mr. McCartney the chance to see over 110,000 packed into Michigan Stadium, and he just might like that vibe enough to play a summer show one of these days. Plus, it’s a known fact McCartney enjoys American Football, maybe he could even play a tune with the marching band at halftime.

Darren Criss

Criss has won an Emmy and Golden Globe the past year for his performance in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.

Criss is a Michigan grad that was active in the theater program, and it obviously paid off for him.

These are just some ideas, I’m sure our readers and Coach Harbaugh have more than these. Who do you think should be an honorary captain for Michigan in 2019?