Bob Chappuis

"When Chappuis fades back to pass, he is a slow-motion study in coolness and concentration," Time wrote in its Nov. 3, 1947, cover story about Michigan's All-American halfback who died June 14 at 89. But his gridiron battles paled compared with surviving after his B-25 bomber was shot down over Italy during World War II and he spent three months hiding from the Nazis. Sneaking around helped him lead the 1947 Wolverines--dubbed "Mad Magicians" because of their tricky offensive plays--to a 1948 Rose Bowl championship. A Heisman Trophy runner-up, he still holds the Big 10 single-season passer-rating record and was elected...

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