Tom Brady to serve as Michigan honorary captain

Add Tom Brady to the parade of celebrities scheduled to come to The Big House as honorary captains for Michigan home games this fall.

The New England Patriots quarterback will be an honorary captain when UM plays host to Colorado in Week 3, on Sept. 17, Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh told Rich Eisen. The Patriots play at home against the Miami Dolphins the following day, but Brady will still be serving a four-game suspension imposed by the NFL following its investigation into deflated footballs used in the AFC title game on Jan. 18, 2015. Brady was a two-year starter at Michigan from 1998-1999. In his final college game, he led the Wolverines to a 35-34 overtime win over Alabama in the Orange Bowl, passing for 369 yards and three touchdowns without an interception.

NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan will serve as honorary captain for UM's home opener Saturday against Hawaii. Eisen, who also attended Michigan, will be an honorary captain on Sept. 10 when Michigan hosts Central Florida, while baseball legend Hank Aaron will take his turn on Oct. 22 for the UM game against Illinois.

Michigan's honorary captains for home games against Indiana, Maryland, Wisconsin and Penn State are yet to be determined.

So who might fit the bill for a future game?

Why not former NFL star Charles Woodson? Now that he's retired, Michigan's 1997 Heisman Trophy winner likely has a weekend available.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter *@ChaseGoodbread*.

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