Former Michigan offensive lineman, 12-year NFL veteran headed to the Hall of Fame
The University of Michigan will be adding another name to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, the NFL announced that Steve Hutchinson is one of five modern-era players to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2020 class. He was selected along with Troy Polamalu, Edgerrin James, Isaac Bruce and Steve Atwater.
Hutchinson spent his college career at Michigan before enjoying a 12-year NFL career. He spent time with the Seattle Seahawks (2001-05), Minnesota Vikings (2006-11) and Tennessee Titans (2012).
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Hutchinson was a four-year starter at Michigan from 1997-2000, after using a redshirt year in 1996. He started along the offensive line in 1997, a team that won the national championship. By 2000, Hutchinson was unanimously selected as an All-American and was named the B1G Offensive Lineman of the Year.
In 2001, Hutchinson was selected as the 17th overall pick in the NFL Draft and spent his first five years with the Seahawks.
Hutchinson started in 169 career games for the three organizations and was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection. He was a five-time first-team All-Pro and a two-time second-team All-Pro.