McBain’s Bazuin named to CMU Hall of Fame

Former Central Michigan football standout and McBain native Dan Bazuin has been named to CMU’s Marcy Weston Hall of Fame class of 2017.

A 2003 McBain graduate and 2007 CMU graduate with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Bazuin is one of six honorees who will be inducted at a ceremony at McGuirk Arena on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. Bazuin and the other inductees will then be introduced during the Sept. 23 football game against Miami (Ohio) at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

A three-time Academic All-Mid-American Conference selection and 2005 MAC Defensive Player of the Year winner, Bazuin led the nation in tackles-for-loss (26.5) and ranked second in sacks (16) in 2005, becoming the second Chippewa to be named MAC Defensive Player of the Year. Bazuin set the school records for tackles-for-loss and sacks for single season in 2005 and tied the MAC single-season sacks record. He still currently holds the program record for career sacks (36.5) and tackles-for-loss (63.5).

Bazuin would cap off his collegiate career by leading the Chippewas to their first bowl victory, with a 31-14 win over Middle Tennessee State in the 2006 Motor City Bowl. Bazuin would go on to be selected by the Chicago Bears with the 62nd overall pick in the second round of the 2007 NFL draft. After spending time on the Houston Texans’ practice squad in 2008, Bazuin ended his career due to injuries. 

Daniel Bazuin a 2003 McBain Graduate will be inducted into the CMU Hall of Fame come September. Bazuin holds the record for career sacks and tackles-for-loss.

Daniel Bazuin a 2003 McBain Graduate will be inducted into the CMU Hall of Fame come September. Bazuin holds the record for career sacks and tackles-for-loss.

During his junior year at McBain, Bazuin led the football program to its first state title game appearance since the 1993 Class DD final, falling 26-8 to Schoolcraft in the 2001 Division 6 state final. Bazuin followed up that success on the gridiron by guiding the boys basketball team to its first Class C state title with a 57-48 victory over Kalamazoo Christian in the 2002 final. Bazuin recorded a double-double in that game with 15 points and 11 rebounds. 





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