Retired Numbers and Honored Jerseys

Only three sports -- baseball, football and men's basketball -- have retired numbers. Men's basketball has retired just one number but has honored jerseys of four former student-athletes who made significant contributions to the program.

The football team brought its retired numbers back into circulation from 2011-14, and honored each with a Legends distinction that included a jersey patch and customized locker in Schembechler Hall and Michigan Stadium.

In July 2015, U-M announced plans to take the jerseys associated with the Michigan Football Legends back off the field. Gerald Ford (#48), Tom Harmon (#98), Desmond Howard (#21), Ron Kramer (#87), Bennie Oosterbaan (#47) and the Wistert brothers (#11) -- Albert, Alvin and Whitey -- will have their jerseys retired in a ceremony against Ohio State on Nov. 28, 2015.

At this time, Howard's No. 21 jersey will officially be retired. Howard's was the only jersey of the six that was not formally retired at Michigan prior to the implementation of the legends program.

Baseball Retired Numbers
No. 1 -- Moby Benedict
No. 11 -- Bill Freehan
No. 16 -- Barry Larkin
No. 31 -- Jim Abbott
No. 33 -- Don Lund
No. 44 -- Ray Fisher

Football Retired Jerseys
No. 11 -- Francis, Albert and Alvin Wistert
No. 21 -- Desmond Howard
No. 47 -- Bennie Oosterbaan
No. 48 -- Gerald Ford
No. 87 -- Ron Kramer
No. 98 -- Tom Harmon

Men's Basketball Honored Jerseys
No. 22 -- Bill Buntin
No. 33 -- Cazzie Russell (retired)
No. 35 -- Phil Hubbard
No. 41 -- Glen Rice
No. 45 -- Rudy Tomjanovich