Important numbers in U-M history

Throughout this week, WolverineNation staff writer Chantel Jennings will be examining some of the most important numbers in the history of Michigan athletics. Today, she takes a crack at Nos. 100 through 91.


Yards -- The longest kickoff return in Michigan football history, by Seth Smith on Oct. 29, 1994, against Wisconsin.


Receptions -- The most career receptions for a running back in Michigan football history, by Jamie Morris from 1984-86.


Jersey number -- Tom Harmon, Michigan's first Heisman winner (1940), wore the now-retired No. 98 for the Wolverines. In his final performance with the Wolverines, he helped Michigan to a 40-0 victory over Ohio State. Harmon posted five touchdowns (three rushing, two passing), booted four extra points and intercepted the Buckeyes three times.


Year -- The 1997 national championship season. It was the last time the football team won a national championship and the last time the Wolverines had a perfect season. Michigan defeated Washington State, 21-16, in the Rose Bowl and was led by 1997 Heisman winner Charles Woodson.


Yard-touchdown drive -- In Denard Robinson's first start as Michigan's quarterback -- against Connecticut on Sept. 4, 2010 -- he directed a 96-yard touchdown drive.


Year -- In the 1995 Michigan/Ohio State game, Michigan running back Tshimanga "Tim" Biakabutuka ran his way into Michigan football lore by rushing for 313 yards to help Michigan beat the Buckeyes. It remains one of the great single-game performances by a Wolverine and one of the most memorable moments of the 1995 NCAA football season.


Yards -- The longest interception return for a touchdown in Michigan football history, by Brandon Herron on Sept. 3, 2011, against Western Michigan. The game wound up being stopped in the third quarter because of inclement weather, and while it was agreed that Michigan's victory in the game would count, the NCAA initially said it would not count the statistics. Several weeks into the season it reversed course and the statistics became official.


Yards -- Desmond Howard's 93-yard punt return against Ohio State in 1991 is the most famous punt return in Michigan football history. Upon reaching the end zone, Howard struck the Heisman pose. He went on to win the award that season as well.


Yards -- The longest carry in Michigan football history, by running back Butch Woolfolk on Nov. 3, 1979, against Wisconsin.


Year -- The 1991-92 season was the first time the Michigan hockey team won the CCHA regular season. The Wolverines went 32-9-3. Since that season, the Wolverines have won the regular season 10 times. They will have just one more chance to win the league because after the 2012-13 season, Michigan will join the Big Ten hockey league.