Michigan Football: Tyrone Wheatley inducted to Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

Former Michigan running back and current running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley was selected to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame on Thursday.

PASADENA, Calif. -- Former Michigan running back and current running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley will receive some big honors later this year.

The Tournament of Roses announced on Thursday that Wheatley has been selected to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame for the class of 2015. Wheatley will be inducted with former Brown University running back Fritz Pollard, University of Washington quarterback Mark Brunell and Rose Bowl media director Jim Muldoon. The induction ceremony will take place at noon PST on Dec. 30 at the Pasadena Convention Center two days before the Rose Bowl kicks off.

"We are thrilled to announce the inductees for this year's Hall of Fame Class," said Tournament of Roses director Bill Flinn in a statement via MGoBlue.com. "These four individuals represent the wide range of talent we've associated with our game through the years and we're honored to add them to our distinguished list of Hall of Fame inductees."

Wheatley is the 10th former Wolverine to be inducted in to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.

Wheatley made his mark on the Rose Bowl in 1993 during his sophomore season as he finished the game with 235-yards and three touchdowns. His 88-yard run is still the longest play in Rose Bowl history for the Wolverines.


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