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1 Derek Jeter 1992 New York 1st (6th overall) 19766
2 Todd Collins, NFL football player. 18375
3 Tom Brady, 2000, football player and 2-time Super Bowl MVP. 13044
4 Gerald Ford, President of the United States 9389
5 Michael Phelps – Attended the 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics; 14-time gold medal-winner who currently holds seven world records 8967
6 Mike Comrie New York Islanders 5113
7 Charles Woodson DB 1997 3104
8 Scott Rechsteiner (B.S.E.) (a.k.a. Scott Steiner), amateur and professional wrestler. 2749
9 Marty Turco Dallas Stars 1994 5 2198
10 Michael Cammalleri Los Angeles Kings 2001 2 1651
11 Les MilesHead Coach, LSU Football; Coach: Assistant Coach, University of Michigan (1980–81); Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Coach (1998–2000) 1513
12 Desmond Howard WR 1991 1479
13 Jim Harbaugh, 1986, football player and current head coach of the Stanford football team. 1403
14 Jim Abbott, 1989, one-handed major-league baseball pitcher. 1343
15 Chris Webber, 1991–1993, "Fab Five" member, professional basketball player, first overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft. 1276
16 Aaron Ward Winnipeg Jets 1991 1 1030
17 Braylon Edwards WR 2004 924
18 Juwan Howard, 1991–1993, "Fab Five" member, professional basketball player 922
19 Robert Rechsteiner (a.k.a. Rick Steiner), amateur and professional wrestler. An amateur wrestling standout at the University of Michigan, placing 4th at an NCAA Championship competition. 905
20 Jake Long OL 2006 886
21 Brian Griese, NFL football player. 885
22 Ty Law, NFL football player. 823
23 Elvis Grbac, Former NFL football player. 802
24 Tom Harmon B 1939 689
25 Dana Jacobson, (BA 1993) co-host of ESPN's Cold Pizza 684
26 Steve Perry 1979 Los Angeles 1st (25th pick) 683
27 John Navarre, NFL football player. 671
28 Drew Henson, played NFL football, and MLB baseball 663
29 Mike Komisarek Toronto Maple Leafs 663
30 Brendan Morrison New Jersey Devils 1993 2 629
31 Rich Eisen, 1990, NFL Network broadcaster 627
32 Barry Larkin, 1986, former Cincinnati Reds baseball player, 1995 National League MVP. 596
33 Jon Runyan, 1995, NFL football player. 587
34 Jalen Rose, 1991–1994, "Fab Five" member, professional basketball player. 580
35 Glen Rice, basketball player, Most Outstanding Player of the 1989 men's basketball Final Four, holds NCAA record for most total points in a single NCAA tournament with 184. 537
36 Jay Feely, NFL football player. 513
37 Steve Phillips, former ESPN analyst, former GM of the New York Mets baseball team. 499
38 Branch Rickey, 1911, former president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who integrated Major League Baseball by signing Jackie Robinson. Please refer to the biography of Moses Fleetwood "Fleet" Walker below. Walker, also a Michigan graduate, may have first claim as to having broken the racial barrier in baseball. Please refer to the biography of William Edward White another potential claimant to the distinction. 499
39 Dhani Jones, 2000, NFL football player and current host of ESPN's Timeless. 474
40 John Madden New Jersey Devils 1998 11 449
41 Jamal Crawford, 2001, basketball player 442
42 Fred Wilpon, (AB 1958), president, CEO, and co-owner of the New York Mets baseball team; chairman of the board of Sterling Equities, Inc., a real estate investment and development firm, and of Pathogenesis Corp., a biotechnology company. 421
43 Mike Brown Vancouver Canucks 2004 5 395
44 William Davidson (BUS: BBA 1947) – Finance & entertainment billionaire. Founder of the William Davidson Institute at the Ross School of Business; Chairman of Guardian Industries, World's largest Glass Manufacturer. Owner of the Detroit Pistons (NBA), Detroit Shock (WNBA), Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) at his death in 2009. 385
45 Andrew Cogliano Edmonton Oilers 348
46 Steve Hutchinson OL 2000 343
47 LaMarr Woodley, NFL football player. 341
48 Jack Johnson Carolina Hurricanes 2005 1 340
49 Amani Toomer, NFL football player. 331
50 Rudy Tomjanovich, 1966–1970, basketball player and coach. 323
51 Eric Nystrom Calgary Flames 321
52 Chris Sabo, former 3b 314
53 Tshimanga "Tim" Biakabutuka, Former NFL football player. 295
54 Cato June, NFL football player. 293
55 Mike Knuble Detroit Red Wings 1991 4 284
56 Anthony Thomas, NFL football player. 277
57 Jeff Tambellini Los Angeles Kings 2003 1 268
58 Bert Sugar, (LAW: JD 1961; BUS: MBA 1961), former publisher-editor of Ring Magazine. 251
59 Tyrone Wheatley, Former NFL football player. 247
60 Alan Webb (MDNG: 2001, 2002), At the New Balance Games in January, Webb’s mile time of 3:59.86 seconds at New York City’s Armory made him the first American high school miler ever to run under four minutes indoors. He is the current American recordholder in the mile run at 3:46.91. 247
61 Andy Hilbert Boston Bruins 2000 2 242
62 Moses Fleetwood "Fleet" Walker, former professional baseball player in 1884. Believed to be the first African-American to play major-league baseball. Please refer to the biography of William Edward White another potential claimant to the distinction. 224
63 Steve Howe 222
64 Robert Traylor, basketball player 214
65 Elroy Hirsch "Crazy Legs" Hirsch. Only athlete to letter in 4 sports in a single year 205
66 Al Montoya New York Rangers 2004 1 200
67 Steve Breaston, NFL football player. 192
68 David Terrell, NFL football player. 189
69 "Gorgeous George" Sisler, 1915 BSME Major League Baseball player. 177
70 David Harris, NFL football player. 175
71 Leon Hall, NFL football player. 174
72 Marlin Jackson DB 2004 170
73 Dan Dierdorf T 1970 165
74 Meryl Davis (born January 1, 1987) is an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie White, she is the 2009 U.S. national champion, the 2009 Four Continents champion, the 2009 Grand Prix Final champion and the 2008 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist. 162
75 Charlie Gehringer, Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman 161
76 Rob Pelinka (BUS: B.B.A. 1993; LAW: J.D. 1996) – Former basketball player at UM; now a prominent agent for many NBA stars, most notably Kobe Bryant. 154
77 Rick Leach 152
78 Jeff Backus, NFL football player. 152
79 Jason Avant,NFL football player 146
80 John Olver Colorado Rockies 1978 8 145
81 Jed Ortmeyer San Jose Sharks 145
82 Mike Matheny, former Catcher. 140
83 Tai Streets, Former NFL football player. 136
84 Maurice Taylor, basketball player 135
85 Nick Willis 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze medallist 1500m and New Zealand 1500m record holder (3:32.17 Paris 2006). 135
86 Mike Van Ryn New Jersey Devils 1998 1 134
87 Benny Friedman B 1925 132
88 Mike Legg New Jersey Devils 1993 11 129
89 Danny Richmond Carolina Hurricanes 2003 2 126
90 Ron Kramer E 1955 125
91 Larry Foote, NFL football player. 123
92 Rick Leach 1978 Philadelphia 24th 119
93 Jon Jansen, NFL football player. 117
94 Wycliffe Grousbeck (LAW: JD) assumed the role of Managing Partner and CEO of the Boston Celtics on December 31, 2002, after leading a local investment group that purchased the team. 114
95 Tracy Wolfson, CBS Sports News Reporter 112
96 J. J. Putz 102
97 Bob Ufer, Set world indoor record of 48.1 in the indoor 440 yard; All-American, 1943; Once held eight U-M track records; Broadcaster of U-M football, 1944–81 98
98 Alan Branch, NFL football player. 98
99 Forest Evashevski, 1941 97
100 T. J. Hensick Colorado Avalanche 2005 3 95
101 Kevin Porter Phoenix Coyotes 95
102 Prescott Burgess, NFL football player. 94
103 Tony Evans 1982 Cincinnati 6th 93
104 Clayton Richard 2005 Chicago White Sox 8th 92
105 Bill Martin (BUS: MBA 1965) – President of the United States Olympic Committee USOC. 92
106 Bennie Oosterbaan E 1925 90
107 Mercury Hayes, Former NFL and CFL football player. 88
108 Gary Grant, 1984–1988, All-American 1987–1988, professional, #15 draft pick to Seattle Supersonics 88
109 Pierre Woods, NFL football player. 86
110 Hal Morris 86
111 Aaron Shea, NFL football player. 86
112 Cazzie Russell, 1964–66, basketball player 83
113 Max Pacioretty Montreal Canadiens 83
114 Victor Hobson, NFL football player. 82
115 David Baas OL 2004 81
116 Ian Gold, NFL football player. 80
117 Jamie Morris, Former NFL football player. 80
118 Gabe Watson, NFL football player. 77
119 Dwight Hicks, professional NFL football defensive back 74
120 Elliott Maddox 73
121 Tom Dolan 2006 Swimming USA 1996 (Atlanta) and 2000 (Sydney) Summer Olympics gold medalist and former world record holder 72
122 Greg Skrepenak OL 1991 70
123 Rich Hill 2001 California Angels 7th 70
124 Rob Lytle RB 1976 66
125 Butch Woolfolk, Former NFL football player. 64
126 Brian Simmons 1995 Chicago White Sox 2nd 63
127 Tim Massaquoi, NFL football player. 60
128 MaliVai Washington, ranked the No. 1 college player in the US at the end of his sophomore season. 1996 Wimbledon Men's Singles finalist, first African American male to reach the Wimbledon final since Arthur Ashe in 1975. 60
129 Eddie Tolan, Gold medals in 100 and 200 metres, 1932 Olympics; Set world record in 100 metres at 9.5 60
130 Bill Mazer (BA) (b. 1920 Kiev, at that time a part of Russia) is an American TV/radio personality. Mazer emigrated from the then Soviet Union before his first birthday. Grew up in Brooklyn, NY. During WWII, he served the majority of his time in the US Armed Forces-Air Force Transport Command in the Pacific theatre. 59
131 Steve Evans 1968 St. Louis 1st 58
132 Harry Newman B 1932 58
133 David M. Nelson, (B.S. 1942) Former head football coach, athletic director, and Dean University of Delaware. 58
134 Willie Heston B 1903 57
135 Jim Mandich E 1969 57
136 Bennie Joppru, NFL football player. 56
137 Andrew Ebbett Chicago Blackhawks 56
138 Chris Newton 1994 Detroit 27th 56
139 Elise Ray, Olympic gymnast 55
140 David Chapman 1978 Texas 37th 54
141 Bill Freehan, former All-Star and Golden Glove catcher, Detroit Tigers 54
142 Jake Fox 2003 Chicago Cubs 3rd 52
143 Harold "Tubby" Raymond, (BSE ), Former head football & baseball coach University of Delaware. 52
144 Mike Bass, 1966, NFL defensive back 52
145 Jonathan Goodwin, NFL football player. 51
146 Matt Hunwick Boston Bruins 2004 7 51
147 Jay Riemersma, NFL football player. 51
148 Jeff Jillson San Jose Sharks 1999 1 49
149 Mark Campbell, NFL football player. 49
150 Sean Baker Buffalo Sabres 1984 12 48
151 Don Dufek Detroit Red Wings 1974 6 47
152 Alvin Wistert T 1948 46
153 Mike Barrowman 1997 Swimming USA 45
154 Dwight Helminen Edmonton Oilers 2002 8 45
155 Bill Flemming, (LS&A) Announcer on ‘Wide World of Sports,’, was one of the original announcers on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,”. For a 60 year span, Flemming was one of the principal voices in early days of the rise the electronic coverage of sports. During his career he announced 11 Olympics. He originally planned to prepare for medical school but switched to a concentration in speech. In 1949, he won a campuswide speech contest, for which the prize was a summer job at WUOM, the campus radio station. 45
156 Greg Meyer (1978) last American Boston Marathon champ in 1983 44
157 Alex Roberts Chicago Blackhawks 1989 3 44
158 Jeff Norton New York Islanders 1984 3 43
159 Jerame Tuman, NFL football player. 43
160 Ernest Shazor DB 2004 43
161 John Vitale C 1988 42
162 Adolph "Germany" Schulz C 1907 42
163 John Elliot OL 1987 42
164 Bobby Scales 2nd basemen for the Chicago Cubs 41
165 Chris Getz 2005 Chicago White Sox 4th 41
166 Ronald Bellamy, NFL football player. 40
167 Tony Pape, Former NFL football player. 39
168 Mike Taylor LB 1971 39
169 Mark Donahue G 1976 39
170 Bob Chappuis B 1947 38
171 Greg Barton (BSE ME 1983), a four-time Olympic medalist in sprint kayaking; won double gold at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul 38
172 Reggie McKenzie G 1971 38
173 Dave Brown DB 1973 38
174 Katie McGregor, (BA English 1999), was an 8-time NCAA All-American, 3-time NCAA champion, and a 3-time Big Ten Conference champion. Has gone on to win four USATF national championships in distance races since 2005. 37
175 Ed Muransky OL 1981 37
176 Maurice Williams, NFL football player. 37
177 Bob Reed 1965 Detroit 4th 37
178 Mark Messner DL 1988 37
179 Marcus Knight, Former NFL football player. 37
180 Jarrett Irons LB 1996 37
181 Brian Lundberg Pittsburgh Penguins 1980 9 37
182 Tom Curtis DB 1969 36
183 Blake Sloan Dallas Stars 1998 35
184 Josh Williams, NFL football player. 35
185 Kurt Becker OL 1981 35
186 Mark Mitera Anaheim Ducks 2006 1 35
187 Harvey Schiller, (Ph.D.) a member of Great Court Capital of New York and former United States Olympic Committee chief. Schiller also is a former president of the International Baseball Federation and CEO of Global Options Group, a security investigation company. His long résumé includes 24 years as an Air Force pilot, combat service in Vietnam. During a long career in sports, he has served as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, USOC chief and head of sports at Turner Broadcasting. 34

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