Bob Ufer

The Voice of Michigan Football 1945–1981

Bob Ufer Double Fist Pump

He thrilled us every Saturday afternoon in the Fall with his original play-by-play delivery of the great games played in the "Hole That Yost Dug, Canham Carpeted, and Schembechler Filled."

He captivated us with his description of victory and defeat, and articulated the thrill and glory of the heritage of the Maize and Blue.

One of the University of Michigan's favorite sons, Bob Ufer was "The Voice of Michigan Football" for five decades.

Enthusiastic, optimistic, loyal and hardworking are adjectives that quickly come to mind when describing the legendary Bob Ufer — a stellar U of M athlete and much loved broadcaster who worked tirelessly to promote academic and athletic achievement during his life.

The name Bob Ufer is deeply woven into the fabric of University of Michigan athletics.


Brady Hoke and Tom Ufer sing the University of Michigan
fight song at the May 2012 Bob Ufer Quarterback Club Outing.