Thursday, November 15, 2012

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Steve Hutchinson

Steve Hutchinson
Steve Hutchinson has never been named as TTB's former Michigan athlete of the week, probably because it's hard to judge the performance of an offensive lineman if only given the chance to glance at game recaps and stat lines.  Even with that excuse, Hutchinson's absence from this series just isn't cool, man.  Here's a quick, incomplete rundown of many of the career accomplishments from one of the greatest Wolverines of all time:
  • Four-year starter for Michigan at offensive guard
  • National Championship winner
  • four-time All-Big Ten selection
  • Two-time All-American
  • First round NFL draft pick
  • Signed the richest contract ever by an OG
  • Seven-time Pro Bowl selection, seven time All-Pro
Now with the Tennessee Titans and in his 12th NFL season, Hutchinson helped his team run for 177 yards against a very good Miami defense in a 37-3 blowout win this week.  Two years remain on his contract at season's end.

Honorable mention:  The Jacksonville Jaguars lost to rookie quarterback Andrew Luck and the Colts by a score of 27-10, but Chad Henne saw significant playing time in the fourth quarter and performed well.  Henne finished 10/16 passing for 121 yards with one touchdown and one interception following a tipped pass.  Since the Jags are now 1-8 and have nothing else to talk about, fans have been creating some chatter about putting Henne in as the starter to see what he can do.  If you're really hardcore about Chad Henne, you can go to  Chad Henne!


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