football-fbs flag

The Associated Press | October 1, 2016

Derek Jeter writes letter, gives shirt to Michigan football player

  Michigan players found a letter and shirt from Derek Jeter in their lockers before the Wisconsin game.

Derek Jeter, hoping to fire up No. 4 Michigan for its game against No. 8 Wisconsin on Saturday, had an inspirational letter and shirt placed in each player's locker.

The blue shirt was adorned with maize logos and lettering, showing Brand Jordan's logo above RE2SPECT IS EARNED and the school's block M.

Jeter wrote, "It is my personal challenge to you all to remain humble, yet hungry, every day along this journey to achieving greatness."

The former New York Yankees star works for Brand Jordan. He graduated from Kalmazoo Central High School in Michigan and signed a Letter of Intent to pay for the Wolverines. He attended classes in the fall of 1992 before becoming a full-time baseball player for the Yankees.

Jeter attended this year's season-opening game against Hawaii with Michael Jordan, whose brand is outfitting Michigan's football and basketball teams.

Schools with most FCS football national championships

Here are the schools with the most all-time FCS football championships. North Dakota has the most with eight titles.
READ MORE

South Dakota State vs. Sam Houston: Preview, all-time history, how to watch the 2020-21 FCS championship game

No. 1 South Dakota State faces No. 2 Sam Houston in the 2020-21 FCS championship game in Frisco, Texas on May 16. Here's everything you need to know.
READ MORE

Walter Payton Award: Complete history of the FCS offensive honor

The Walter Payton Award is given annually to the most outstanding offensive player in the FCS. Here's what to know about the subdivision's highest honor.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners