Howard to be Michigan grand marshal
Desmond Howard, the former Heisman Trophy-winning University of Michigan football star and current ESPN college football analyst, will serve as grand marshal for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 21.
While at the University of Michigan, Howard became the first receiver in Big Ten history to lead the conference in scoring as he set or tied five NCAA records and 12 single-season Michigan records.
In addition to the Heisman, Howard also won the Walter Camp Trophy and the Maxwell Award before graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications.
Howard played 11 seasons in the NFL for five teams, including two seasons with the Detroit Lions. While playing for the Green Bay Packers, Howard was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXXI. He is one of only four players to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP.