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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Updated: July 16, 5:37 PM ET
Important numbers in U-M history

By Chantel Jennings
WolverineNation

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. 90 through 81.

90

Year -- The 1990 season was the first full season the Michigan hockey team wore winged helmets. Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson decided to adopt the winged helmet during the 1989 playoff season, but brought it back in 1990. The team still sports the wings.

Ron Kramer
Ron Kramer, an All-American in football, also lettered in basketball and track for the Wolverines.

89

Year/Score to beat -- On April 4, 1989, the Michigan basketball team won its first, and only, national championship by defeating Seton Hall in overtime, 90-89. The team was led by Glen Rice, who scored 184 points during the NCAA tournament.

88

Percent -- The best career free-throw percentage in Michigan men's basketball history, by Ron Kramer from 1954-57.

87

Jersey number -- Ron Kramer wore the now-retired No. 87 football jersey. He was a two-time All-American and a three-time All-Big Ten selection. Between the 1954 and 1956 seasons he played at running back, quarterback, wide receiver, offensive line and defensive end. He also lettered for three years in basketball and track, making him one of few athletes to letter nine times during his or her Michigan career.

86

Steals -- The most steals ever recorded in a single basketball season by a Michigan men's player, by Gary Grant during the1986-87 season. That's an average of nearly three per game.

85

Goals -- The most goals scored by a Michigan hockey player over a career, by Kevin Porter from 2004-08.

84

Blocks -- Chris Webber set a freshman record with 84 blocks in 1991-92 en route to helping the "Fab Five" reach the national title game.

Courtney Avery
Courtney Avery ran into the record books against Minnesota last season.

83

Yards -- The longest fumble recovery returned for a touchdown in Michigan football history. It has been accomplished twice: once by Leon Hall in 2006 and again by Courtney Avery last season. Avery, a sophomore cornerback, scooped a Minnesota fumble in the fourth quarter and scampered the distance to cap a 58-0 rout of the Golden Gophers.

82

Yards -- The longest punt in Michigan football history, by Monte Robbins on Dec. 6, 1986, against Hawaii.

81

Points -- The highest combined point total in a Michigan-Ohio State football game, the 2006 game won by OSU 42-39.