This week at Maize n Brew, we took on the challenge of opening our very own Michigan Wolverines Hall of Fame section on the site. But instead of a panel of us deciding behind the scenes what this class will look like or what we are going to do with it, we opened the debate and enshrinement process up to our readers and fans of the university and its multiple historic sports.
Of course, football and basketball wound up leading the way in this inaugural class. But the results are in.
We started the week with 40 names and today, we are happy to announce our inaugural class of five former Wolverines that we will profile during an “enshrinement week” at a date to be determined.
Without further ado, here is who fans voted as the first five to make the Maize n Brew Hall of Fame:
Football legend Tom Harmon — Three-time All-Big Ten selection (1938-40), Heisman Trophy winner (1940), two-time consensus All-American (1939-40)
Football legend Desmond Howard — Unanimous All-American, Heisman Trophy winner, Big Ten MVP, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award (1991)
Basketball legend Glen Rice — NCAA Champion, Final Four Most Outstanding Player, Big Ten Player of the Year, Consensus All-American (1989)
Football coach Bo Schembechler — Six-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, 13-time Big Ten champion
Football legend Charles Woodson — College Football Hall of Fame (2018), First-team All-American (1996-97), National Champion (1997), Heisman Trophy winner (1997)
For those curious, here is how the voting broke down when ballots stopped being counted:
We’ll announce the details of Hall of Fame week later on. Thanks to everyone who participated!