2019 continues to be the year of Michigan Football Alum Ty Law. The former New England Patriots cornerback was recently elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and now his alma mater is honoring his career during the upcoming college football season.
It’s worth noting Law won’t formally be inducted into the Hall of Fame until August 3rd.
Reported by the WolverinesWire, Ty Law will be named an honorary captain for Michigan’s homecoming game against Iowa. The news was broken on the Attack Each Day podcast. Law went on the podcast to talk about his experiences in Ann Arbor and in the NFL.
Little did he know, Harbaugh planned to invite Law to the Big House as an honorary captain during the homecoming game.
When formally asked, it didn’t take Law long to answer. He stated, “I would be honored, Coach, thank you so much and I will be there.”
Law gets added to the exclusive list of members who have served as honorary captain for Michigan. Members include Tom Brady, Rich Eisen, Michael Jordan, Chris Webber, and Charles Woodsen.
Michigan’s decision to honor Law was well earned. During his time with the Wolverines (1992-1994), he was a two-time unanimous All-Big Ten Conference selection and during his junior year was given first-team All-American honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He ended his collegiate career with 154 tackles, 6 interceptions, and 17 passes defended. Law played a total of 24 games for Michigan before deciding to go into the 1995 NFL draft. He was chosen 23rd overall to the New England Patriots where he would win three Super Bowls and become a 5-time Pro Bowl player.