|Tony Branoff (image via Fanbase)|
Branoff passed away a few days ago, on December 20th. He played halfback for Michigan from 1952-1955 and was an All-Big Ten player as a senior. He finished his career with 1,299 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns; he also completed 6/18 passes for 2 touchdowns and 5 interceptions; caught 27 passes for 402 yards and 1 touchdown; returned 18 kickoffs for 415 yards; and returned 22 punts for 178 yards. His best game was Michigan's 20-0 shutout of Ohio State in 1953, when he had 114 yards rushing and 1 touchdown, along with 1 reception for 9 yards.
Branoff ranks #38 in all-time rushing yardage at Michigan, which is two spots behind Jarrod Bunch and two spots ahead of Vincent Smith.