Free Stadium Blanket. Join for Life.

Can You Guess That Grad?

Before he stoked Wolverine spirits with his spirited “Meechigan” radio calls, what alumnus held a track and field world record?
Read time: < 1 minute

BOB UFER, ’43, came to U-M intending to play football, but found his athletic calling on the track. Among his accomplishments, Ufer set a world record in 1942 with his indoor 440-yard-dash time of 48.1 seconds. The record stood for five years. After graduating, Ufer entered the world of radio and never looked back. He served as the voice of U-M football for 37 years until passing away due to cancer in October 1981.

For a list of other notable U-M grads, visit umalumni.com/notable-alumni.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using this site, you accept our use of cookies.