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Mike Favor


Michael Leonard Favor

Inducted 2011

Date of Birth



Athens, GA


North Dakota State University (1985-1988)


A two-time first-team All-America selection, Michael Favor helped drive North Dakota State to three Division II National Championships. Favor started 51 games in four years and helped the Bison achieve a 44-6-1 overall record, enjoying undefeated seasons in 1986 and 1988. In addition to twice earning All-America accolades, Favor was named a first-team All-North Central Conference performer as a junior and senior and as the league's Most Valuable Lineman in 1988. His blocks helped pave the way for Harlon Hill winners, Chris Simdorn and Hall of Famer Jeff Bentrim. Favor was selected to the NCAA Division II Football Team of the Quarter Century in 1997 and inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame in 2001. After football, he began a career in education as a coach and administrator.


Height 6'1

Weight 275

Career Highlights

  • 1988 All-Conference
  • 1988 First Team All-America (Div II)
  • 1987 All-Conference
  • 1987 First Team All-America (Div II)
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