“Owning a jewelry business and being on a football team are pretty much the same, with self-driven ambitious people all working together. The winning part is when we see how we do every month.”
Name: Tim Biakabutuka
Main Teams: University of Michigan, Carolina Panthers (NFL)
Position: Running Back
Notables: Biakabutuka is best known for his U. of Michigan single season rushing record of 1818 yards, and for his 313-yard rushing effort against Ohio State in 1995 (see video below). Biakabutuka was the #8 pick in the 1996 NFL draft, picked ahead of tOSU’s Eddie George. In the NFL, Biakabutuka never had a 1,000 yard season and battled injuries all his career. Stats
Tim’s 313 yard performance against Ohio St.
Beya Jewelry (Link)
And of course if you’ve been looking for that Carolina Panther’s ’97 Dream Team poster, we have the link right here. Hurry though, they’re going fast.
Of course, the Panthers now have another top draft pick to look forward to this season:
However, I am also very certain that a “Jonathan Stewart photo” is the last thing UM fans want to see right now.
Year inactive/irrelevant: 8-12 years. Score: 8
Fan popularity: Come on, his name was Biakabutuka. Score: 7
Peak fame: #8 pick in the NFL draft, if you are a UM fan this is probably a 10. Score: 8
Rate of decline: I can’t even remember what happened. Score: 9
Memorability: He had one big time game. If you are a UM fan this is probably a 10 as well. Score: 8
RFPoftheday.com Overall Rating: 8
Fan poll: 6.8