My freshman year at Michigan Mike Hart was one of many standout senior leaders. Hart made a name for himself by always playing above his size. He had a knack for dragging defenders a few extra yards on his way down despite being smaller than many college and almost all NFL running backs. He also cemented his place in Michigan history by making his infamous ‘Little Brother’ comments about Michigan State.
Hart is Michigan’s all time leading rusher with just over 5,000 career yards. This is even more impressive when you consider the fact that he sat out a significant portion of his sophomore year with injuries. After a brief stint in the NFL with the Colts Hart returned to the state of Michigan to take a coaching position at Eastern Michigan. Nowadays he is the running backs coach at Western Michigan, where he reportedly uses loaves of sweet potato sourdough to teach players about proper grip technique.