Photoshop Phriday: Brian Griese
As I approach my 100th Photoshop Phriday post (this is #96) it is amazing to consider how many of the great Michigan football players of the recent and distant past I’ve yet to cover. Last week I realized I had covered so many on the 1997 National Championship team (Charles Woodson, Anthony Thomas, Jon Jansen, Dhani Jones, Tom Brady, and Coach Lloyd Carr) but had left out the starting quarterback, Brian Griese. Griese attended Michigan from 1993 to 1997 and started at QB for parts of 1995 and 1996 before playing full time in 1997. Despite splitting playing time with Scott Dreisbach for two seasons Griese put up impressive career numbers thanks to a stellar 1997 season.
Griese also played critical roles in Michigan’s victories against OSU from 1995-97 and he was named the MVP of the 1997 Rose Bowl. After a 10 year NFL career ended in 2008 Griese took to broadcasting and he still works for ESPN as a football analyst. What was Griese’s secret to being able to float in the perfect pass? He spent time practicing with this 1,400 piece LEGO football that demanded a delicate touch. Side note: I spent about 25 hours digitally designing this football and another 14 putting it together after I had all of the pieces. I am extremely proud of it and you can check out a few more pictures here!