Robert Zavala, a dedicated member of the University of Michigan’s “event team” — the group of people who work the stadiums at Michigan sporting events — caught COVID-19 in November and died. He was just 49 years old.
Through his co-workers and others who knew him well, I tell Robert’s story, linked below.
A beloved usher, and the COVID death that rocked Michigan athletics
Michigan starts its 2020 football season tomorrow against Minnesota. Joe Milton figures to take the field as Michigan’s starting quarterback for the first time.
Milton has an interesting backstory, as he comes from a rough town that has produced an incredible amount of football talent.
I spoke to some people from Pahokee, Florida, as well as several Michigan players and coaches to learn more about Milton.
You can find the story here:
Out of The Muck, former rabbit chaser Joe Milton ascends to Michigan’s starting QB
(The story is marked as “subscriber exclusive,” though I believe non-subscribers can access a certain number of these stories each month — perhaps just one — without subscribing.)
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Camaron Cheeseman. He is the long snapper for the Michigan football team. He doesn’t play any other position. He just throws the ball backwards between his legs several times a game.
His path to Michigan and how he improved in his role — which could possibly carry him to the NFL — are detailed in my story, which you can
Michigan football long snapper strives to be anonymous — and that’s a good thing
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