Michigan football Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee No. 6: Benny Friedman (2005)
Benny Friedman is another former Michigan football player that dominated in an era before stats were accurate.
Friedman was one of the first great quarterbacks in the NFL and was the leading passer in the league’s history when he retired until he was passed by Sammy Baugh.
He also led the NFL in touchdown passes (66) when his career was over. He also ran for more than 1,000 yards as a tailback in addition to being a stellar punt returner. Incredibly, even though he started his career before The Great Depression, Friedman had three seasons with double-digit touchdown passes and tossed 20 back in 1929.
The former Michigan Wolverine great was elected in 2005 to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.