Rick Leach was the first Michigan football player I could ever name. I was nine years old when he started at quarterback as a freshman for the Wolverines. In my perfect world, no one else should ever be able to wear that #7.
He was the first true freshman to ever start at QB for Michigan. For three seasons he was recognized on the All-Big Ten team. He was voted the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player. He was co- MVP in the 1979 Rose Bowl. He went 3-1 against Ohio State. He left Ann Arbor with all the career passing, total offense and touchdown records. He set an NCAA record for most touchdowns accounted for (82).
As a baseball player he won the Big Ten batting championship as a junior and became one of the few athletes ever to become an All-American in both football and baseball. He was a first round draft selection by the Detroit Tigers.
Before you ask, yes I made a wide-screen version.