Michigan will let players wear Gerald Ford's No. 48 this season
For the first time in almost 18 years, a Wolverine will don jersey number 48 this season. The number was previously retired for Michigan's 1934 MVP and the 34th President of the United States.
By Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press The Michigan football program's plan to honor its legends by having current players wear their jerseys apparently will continue this season with former President Gerald Ford's retired No. 48. Michigan coach Brady Hoke made the announcement while answering a fan's question about the storied No.