89 Days: A Look Back At All American Richard Rifenberg

With 89 days away from Michigan football, we recognize Richard Risenberg. The Petoskey, Michigan native played in 32 games as a tight end from 1944 to 1948. He started getting recognized for his quickness in high school becoming a track and basketball state champion. He served in the Navy during 1946 then came back to earn All- American honors in 1948. That year he had eight touchdowns from 22 receptions averaging 23.1 yards, and 15 carries with an average gain was 5.6 yards.

He was drafted to the Detroit Lions where he would play one season before becoming an announcer for the Buffalo Bulls as a color commentator and play-by-play. He hosted various television and radio sport shows that would get him into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Go Blue!

David Noe

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