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    1932-33 Chuck Bernard All American Presentation Sweater. President Gerald Ford was kept out of the starting lineup at Michigan for two seasons because he was saddled behind All-American center Chuck Bernard. In fact, one of the great regrets for President Ford was that he didn't get to start those two campaigns.

    Bernard anchored the line for two undefeated Michigan squads during his remarkable collegiate career in Ann Arbor. In recognition of one of his two All-American selections, Bernard was bestowed this hand-knit sweater. Although the sweater is approaching 80 years of age, it shows only light age wear. Proudly displayed on front is an embossed felt identifier with "All American" spelled across. A period "May & Halas" label is sewn in the collar. Discreetly placed in the inner tail is a swatch with "Bernard" chainstitched in blue thread.

    Overall, a stellar representation from the all-everything lineman who helped make Michigan back-to-back undefeated national champions. LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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