University of Michigan Football All-American
Defensive Back, 1986
Always a threat wherever he happened to be on the field. Garland Rivers earned respect from offensive opponents with his fierce tackles. The only freshman to win a letter in 1983, Rivers started 32 consecutive games until a brief shoulder injury sidelined him in his senior season. Rivers intercepted six passes in his career, including one for a touchdown against Wisconsin his junior year. That same season he produced a game- saving interception in the Nebraska end zone to seal Michigan's 27-23 Fiesta Bowl victory. Rivers earned 1986 Kodak and Walter Camp All-American honors as well as AP-UPI All-American Honorable Mention.