Wisconsin's own August "Mike" Michalske often is referred to as "The Guard of the Century." Michalske was a brutal blocker and ultimate team player for the Green Bay Packers.
After playing high school football in the state, Michalske went to Penn State, where he became a star. In his senior year, when he was a virtual lock to become an All American at guard, he switched to fullback, when the team needed one. He passed on the All American honor, but earned the reputation as an unselfish team player.
Michalske helped the Packers win three championships in 1929-30-31. Known as "Iron Mike," he was selected All Pro four times.