Charlotte Hornets owner and basketball legend Michael Jordan will serve as Michigan football’s honorary captain for the team’s opening game against Hawaii, head coach Jim Harbaugh announced on the Rich Eisen Show on Friday.
The Wolverines signed a lucrative 11-year contract with Nike to play under the Jordan Brand earlier this year, and will debut their new uniforms in their first game Sept. 3 against Hawaii. Jordan himself will appear at Michigan Stadium.
Michigan’s deal with Nike is worth $127.12 million and can increase to $173.8 million with a four-year option included. The Wolverines are the first college football team to play under Jordan Brand. The school’s basketball teams will also wear Jumpman uniforms.
Michigan’s Nike contract officially begins Aug. 1.