For this week's "Trivia Thursday," Big Drew and Producer Fongers tried to give Jim a double shot of his own medicine bringing in TWO Michigan insiders in MLive's Aaron McMann and Maize n Brew's Anthony Broome to try and best Jim in Michigan football standouts that played high school in Michigan.
Maize n Brew's Anthony Broome - 2
MLive's Aaron McMann - 1
Jim - 1
*MICHIGAN FOOTBALL STANDOUTS THAT PLAYED HIGH SCHOOL IN MICHIGAN*
This Inkster native was a nine-time state champion at Robichaud High School with eight of those coming in track and field. This player went on to star at Michigan for four seasons while also participating on the track team for three years picking up two Big Ten titles in 1991 and 1992 while also earning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors in 1992; three First-Team All-Big Ten honors from 1992-94; and was an All-American in the hurdles in 1995. He also landed MVP honors in the 1993 Rose Bowl Game. The Giants ended up drafting this player 17th overall in the 1995 NFL Draft. Who is this former Michigan running back?
ANSWER: TYRONE WHEATLEY
This Saginaw native was high school teammates with Charles Rogers and former Bulls Point Guard Anthony Roberson that won a Division II State Championship back in 1999.In 2006, this former standout was named First-Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year. He would eventually be drafted in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Steelers. Can you name this former NFL outside linebacker?
ANSWER: LAMARR WOODLEY
This Detroit native starred for three years at Detroit Crockett High School and eventually became the first Michigan athlete to participate to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl but didn’t know that he was violating Michigan state rules by participating in an out-of-state all-star game and had to surrender his high school athletic eligibility for the winter and spring seasons.In 2009, this player earned First-Team All-American, First-Team All-Big Ten, and the Big Ten Most Valuable Player honors and was drafted 13th overall in 2010 by the Eagles. Who is this defensive end?
ANSWER: BRANDON GRAHAM
This Detroit native played for Detroit Martin Luther King High School and helped the Crusaders capture their first Detroit Public School League title since 1991. In 2000, this player was selected as a Parade Magazine High School All-American and USA Today’s Michigan High School Player of the Year. He played three years at Michigan garnering First-Team All-Big Ten and Consensus All-American honors in 2004. Following his junior season, this player skipped his final collegiate year of eligibility to play professionally and only played one season in the NFL with the Cardinals after going undrafted in 2005. Who is this former safety?
ANSWER: ERNEST SHAZOR
This Novi native was a four-year starter and letterman for Southfield High School and earned All-State honors as both an offensive and defensive tackle while also notching All-American honors by Parade Magazine and was rated #1 on The Detroit News Blue Chip list while also making their Dream Team. This player also captured First-Team All-Big Ten honors in 2004 and 2005 and was selected by Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Name this former Wolverines big man.
ANSWER: GABE WATSON
TIEBREAKER #1: This Detroit native played for Bishop Gallagher High School and holds four Michigan offensive records.Name this former Wolverines wide receiver.
ANSWER: BRAYLON EDWARDS
TIEBREAKER #2: This Detroit native played for University of Detroit Jesuit High School & Academy as a sophomore before transferring to Inskter for his final two high school seasons holds the top two passing performances in Michigan football history in terms of yardage (in 2013) with 503 and 451 against Indiana and Ohio State, respectively. Can you name this former Michigan quarterback?
ANSWER: DEVIN GARDNER