ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Former Michigan star Bob Chappuis, the 1948 Rose Bowl MVP and a College Football Hall of Famer, died Thursday at the age of 89.

One of the legendary "Mad Magicians" passed away today. Chappuis, the 1947 Heisman runner-up, played for Michigan in 1942 and 1946-7 following service with the US Army Air Force in Italy.

A triple-threat back, he resumed his Michigan playing career after the war in 1946. Chappuis became one of the greatest backs in college football during the 1947 season. He earned unanimous first-team All-America honors and finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting. Chappuis led the 1947 Michigan squad, known as the "Mad Magicians," to an undefeated season and the national title.

Chappuis appeared on the cover of Time magazine in November 1947, when Michigan was moving toward a 9-0 regular-season record and a 49-0 trouncing of Southern California in the Rose Bowl. He passed for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for 91 yards in that victory.

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