I will always miss you! Thanks for being such a great friend to me. You were such a driven and focused person. You are truly one of God's special people.
I can't believe it's been 8 years since you passed away. Love & miss you Ben!!
Ben, I almost forgot, be sure to take care of John
Love you both
Ben, It's been 8 years since you left us but you're on my mind always. I'll put some chicken on the grill tonight since that was one of your favorites
Luv Ya, Dad
Happy Birthday Ben. We all love you and miss you. I'll cook some ribs and chicken this weekend for you, Jason, and John.
WE NOW HAVE THREE BRIGHT STARS TO WATCH OVER THE HUFF FAMILY.
On the eve of the Michigan-Ohio St. game, I think of Ben, and, as always, smile! Like everyone Ben touched during his life that was way too short, I miss him.
Ben, another year without you and the emptiness never goes away. I miss you and love you everyday....Dad
Birthday Week old friend. Toast to you.
Happy Birthday Ben. I know you are happy in heaven :)
happy birthday Ben. I love you and miss you
There's always a void in my heart during the Holidays without you Ben. I love you son and miss you so much
Ben, as another season starts for Michigan, I still and always will think of you. You're missed back here more than you know. Go Blue! I always look for the #53 on the field and look back at your pictures in your memory. I love you and your style!
Think of you often Ben. When I get up to Ohio I will be sure to check on your dad and Bridget. Miss you more and more everyday.
All of us were together tonight at Mom's...everyone misses you so much. I love you Ben..
One hell of a guy and very well missed but not forgotten miss u Big Ben
Can not believe you are not here. Love and miss you every single day.
Ben, I'll cook some chicken and ribs for you tonght.
We all miss you Ben and wish you were still with us.
I love you...Dad
Happy Birthday Ben & Jason. Jason, Lisa, Jenny, Mom, Dad, Bridget, & Grandkids will make a special toast to you. Jason and I are both grilling tonite
Love You & Wish you were here...DAD
We'll be celebrating yours and Jason's birthday today as we always do...and of course Dad is cooking ribs for you. We miss you more and more with each year that passes, and it is still so hard to believe you're not here with us. I love you Ben.... Lisa
Doesn't matter who's playing... when I see #53 it's your number to me.
I was just thinking about you...and can't believe your gone. Miss you everyday!
Erik, Michael, and I talked about you this weekend and still cannot believe you were taken from so many people whom you touched and who loved you so much.
I'm cooking your favorite meal which is ckicken & ribs. I wish you would show up!! I love you...DAD
We all miss you so much,Ben. Everyone is doing their own thing, but we talk about you daily and feel you with us everyday.
I know you are proud of all we do in your memory.
Love you so much,...Mom
Happy Birthday Ben. You are missed so much everyday. Love you and miss you Ben!
Happy birthday Ben. I still can't believe you're not here with us...I love you and miss you so much.
Happy Birthday, Ben! We love you and miss you every day.
We're in a bowl game, that's good. We have RR to thank for that . Ha Ha .. He is such a good guy. We think about you every day, Ben..Go Blue.
Here it is , the day before a bowl game. At least we are in a bowl game . I guess we have RR to thank for that . Ha Ha he has no idea. We love you Ben and think of you every day,,
Love you , Mom
Sitting here thinking about you and some of the many memories around this time of year. Like the "can dispenser" you bought mombo. Only you could get away with that. Funny thing is I'm watching a replay of Hoke's team looking real good. I'm sure you already know that though. Miss you bro!
Been thinkin of ya everyday. I pray every night that everything is ok with you. I sure do miss you. I talk about you and the familiy constantly in Great Lakes. Man I hope you doing ok. Not a day goes by that you dont help me get through evrything. Thanks for watchn over me, and everybody. Ill be sure to make you proud bud.
Ben, I lived down the hall from you my freshman year at UM. I still remember you waking us all up with "We did it!" when you got back late from South Bend. You're the kind of guy we were all proud to say we knew.
Growing up with you was an honor. As a 10 year old that just moved to the neighborhood, you gave me some of the best years of my life. Even after not seeing you for the past 15+ years, you still have made a lasting impression on me. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Miss you.
I can't believe it's been four years, I love and miss you so much. Love, Little Julie
Missing you today and everyday
Our thoughts go out to Martha, Marty , Lisa and Jason today and all Ben's family ..another year gone by .. hard to believe.... Pray to God to stay Strong..through the pain.
Love Chris and Greg
It's been 4 years since you left us Ben and I miss you so much. I'm blessed to have such beautiful children and grand kids and to lose one hurts so bad.
I love you and your family loves you
I can't believe it's almost 4 years since you have left us. Miss you...just as everyone does!! Love you!
I come back to check in, just haven't posted a message in awhile. Miss ya Ben (BG).
These days leading up to your anniversary date are the worst. I can't believe it has been four years.
I love you as always and miss you everyday.
This was the last holiday we spent together and it was my b-day too. Love you and miss you Ben.
Ben, for your birthday I stayed on the grill all weekend. MISS YOU. DAD
There are just still no words...we miss you.
Happy Birthday, we love you and miss you so much.
to the huffs ben was great friend that im happy to say i knew for a very long time from quail hollows football team to providence's football team. we had lots of fun together especially since we loved michigan football. i am truely sorry for your lost and may his memories last forever,
Before the Huffs moved to Charlotte sometime in the 80s, I grew up with Jason and Ben in Rock Hill, SC and played youth football with Jason. Jason and I were closer in age but "little" brother Ben would always play football with us in the yard, etc. I remember Ben as being a great kid with a good sense of humor and a great heart. We always enjoyed playing with Mr. Huff's Michigan Wolverines, SF 49ers, and Washington Redskins "REAL" football helmets as kids. We always thought that was the coolest thing. I'm extremely proud of Ben for growing up and accomplishing so much as a young man and I miss the Huff family from my childhood. Lisa, thank you for bringing me up to speed with an update on Facebook and I will continue to pray for you and your family.
I ran in to an old dear friend today (Jennie) and we spoke fondly of Ben. It made me look for this online and I have just bawled after reading all of the wonderful entries from so many peoples lives that Ben touched. I grew up attending Quail and Prov HS with Ben. I also lived up the street and rode the bus with him. I remember always thinking how "cool" Ben was and literally looking up to him. I remembered how cute he was and what a nice guy. My son is 10 years old now, and is a "big" boy with a big heart. I know he is a special talent in many ways, including on the football field-and I hope that he will one day go on and be able to create such a special atmosphere for players and friends around him like Ben obviously did. I plan to show him this book and talk to him about Ben. Ben is an inspiration and a reminder to me to always appreciate our loved ones. Thanks Ben for being so special to so many.
Ben- just remembering the crazy 4th of July's with you! Especially the one at MiMi'a house when the sprinklers went off on you & Jason on the golf course!
Thinking of you today & everyday!
Dear Uncle Ben,
You werent really my true uncle but to me you were. I didnt really know you very well but me and pey miss you very much! We love you and miss you lots! God bless you!
Dear Huffs, we're thinking of you all today as always, but saying a special prayer for God to give you all a little extra comfort today. God bless Ben, you, and all of your extended family & friends. We love you guys! Julie, Wes, Michael & Lucas
Ben, it's been 3 years and I miss you so much. I wish you were back with us.
I love you
Hey Ben I still can't believe your gone. I have this Michigan sweatshirt that everytime I see it I think about you...even though I'm still a Ohio State Fan!!! I will always keep that shirt. Love and Miss you!!
Whats up man, Its hard to believe how long its been. I still think about you on a weekly basis. I guess that is a good thing, I hope I never forget all the good times we had. Tabby, sorry we missed you at x-mas, its such a crazy time of the year for us, we got to get together soon, maybe this summer.
Happy Birthday Ben! I was just thinking about your 31st birthday. We were so broke so I set aside some extra money so I could take you to dinner to celebrate. You just so happen to find the money that I hid and used it to buy dog food for Harley. So many times a day I think of old times and smile. I love you and miss you always!
MERRY CHRISTMAS BEN,
WE DO MISS YOU. YOU ARE ALWAYS
WITH US ALL.
LOVE DAD AND BRIDGET.
I was getting ready to play basketball at a local gym and went to grab a t-shirt. The t-shirt was a Dallas Desperados t-shirt Big Ben had given me years ago. Just like every other time I pull it out to wear, I smile, laugh, and think about Ben. I have met thousands and thousands of people and so far have not come across anyone like Ben.
When Ben walked into a room, everyone felt better. He had this aura about him that is unexplainable. He truly was a gentle giant. I was blessed to know Ben and still consider him one of the best friends I have had. I truly miss him, as we all do. Merry Christmas to all his friends and family, and to you too, Big Ben. Cain says Hi and he misses you too.
GO BLUE BEN!!! ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. YOU HAVE THE CONNECTIONS.
DO MISS YOU. B. AND DAD.
The Buckeyes tomorrow. Can you say help? We love you and think of you every day, but Saturdays, come on help!!!
Ben, just wanted to say what so many others continue to say and feel, I miss you. We just had a reunion of the 98 team, I know you were there in spirit....but I would have loved to see you in person. Miss you BG.
Rebecca and I were thinking about you at our wedding. Your Mom always gives me a little smile from you when I see her.
I just put in a horseshoe pit in my back yard and while doing it I remembered ALL the GOOD times I had with Ben, Marty, Bridgett, and the boys. Ben was a hell of a guy! He would do anything for a friend. I hope everyone is doing well.
Hi Ben, We're having a Huff Reunion this Labor Day weekend and I hope you show up.
Luv Ya, DAD
Flowers, walk with Harley, together with all who love you and now you are around my neck forever. I know you're always with me. I love you and miss you everyday.
Two years and many tears. Still hard to believe we are going through this.
You know how much you are loved, missed, and thought about every day ......by many.
Ben, it's been 2 years since you left us. When you left us a part of me left also. I love you and miss you
Well here we are 2 years later - the absolute worst day of my life! Its amazing how I remember every little second and detail of the last day we spent together... I look at pictures of you everyday and wonder what we be doing if you were here. Where would we be in our lives together? I just have so many questions.. Its crazy how life can take such a fast turn and be flipped upside down in an instant. I miss you so very much everyday!
God belss you Ben and your family. Thanks for the great memories you left us. WIll will gretaly miss you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN,
WE ARE SO THINKING OF YOU TODAY AND TOMORROW. JASON AND CHAD'S.BDAY!!! THEY SURE ARE PARTYING!!! YOU ARE SO MISSED.
WE LOVE YOU. DAD AND BRIDGEEETTT!!
Happy Birthday Ben, Jason, and Chad
I Love ya'll
whats up man? Just wanted you to know that we think of you all the time, You are truley missed! Tabby, hope you are doing well, we think of you all the time as well. GO APP STATE!
Happy Birthday, Ben
Flowers, baloons, steaks , Harley and missing you so much, today and every day. We love you.
Happy Birthday Ben! I miss you so much and think about you every day!
BG, its Super Bowl week, and it feels so weird your not around man. We all miss you. Just wanted to drop you a line letting you know I'm still thinking about you a lot. I miss you BG.
Merry Christmas Ben. We miss you and love you. Mom
Just wanted you to know that you are remembered and missed by all. I miss you man.
Ben, I'm still missing you! I know all of us always will. There are lots of memories that can never replace you but they will always represent you in our hearts.
To the Huff family (this includes you Chad Mason), you are always in my thoughts and prayers.
This time of year we always get pumped with anticipation about the college football season upcoming. With that I have Ben to thank for making a lot of those Saturdays in the fall so special. I will NEVER forget you #53!
Remember me when I am gone away, gone far into the silent land. When you can no longer hold me by the hand, nor I half turn to go, yet turning to stay. Remember me when no more day by day. You tell me of our future that you planned, only remember me, you understand. It will be too late to counsel then or pray. Yet if you should forget me for a while and afterwards remember, do not grieve; for if the darkness and corruption leave a vestige of the thoughts that once I had, better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.
Just thinking about you lots lately and wanted to know how much we all truly miss you. Much Love, Doo
I'm sorry to say that I did not know of Ben's passing until I got an email update from U of M this week. The football class of 97 had a reunion and it is clear that they all miss Ben. I did not know Ben well, but with mutual friends, we saw each other from time to time. My heart does go out to each of you though. I think of him as this fun guy with the most distinctive voice and a big ol' smile on his face.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Ben- you were like a brother to me (not just an in-law). I am still in a state of absolute shock. Still trying to figure out our days with out you, The kids talk about you all the time. They miss you so much, too....
We miss you more then anything in the world. How do we do this????? It is too hard to bare....
I Love you.
Ben, will be thinking of you and talking to you all day, as in every day. Can't wait for your response. You know what to do.
Can't believe it has been a year since I have seen that precious face. Love you and miss you. Mom
I miss you Papa. There are a million thoughts and things I can say...you know. Fire & Rain.
Hey Ben (BG),
I've been thinking about you all day man....and always will. We would always laugh about how your birthday was right after Anna's and thats why you guys got along so well!!
BG, we all miss you so much man, life is just not the same, but we must go on, we must keep your memory alive, and we will.
I love You and Miss you Ben!!
Happy Birthday, save a shot of Crown Royal for me!
ps...I added some pictures of you that I found, I think you'll like them, you always thought your were handsome anyway! LOL
Happy Birthday Big Ben! As a group of your family and friends gathered tonight to celebrate your day, know how heavy our hearts are as we all love and miss you so very much.
Happy Birthday Ben! I know you are having a cold one for all of us.
Miss ya lots!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!! I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!
Happy Birthday Ben
I miss you so much, please be especially close to us today.
I know my day will be filled with memories, family and friends.
I love you.
"Happy" birthday bro; still miss the hell out of ya!
Happy Birthday Ben,
I love you and miss you.
I just want to say that I think about your family on a weekly basis. I will hear a song or see a picture or even visit a place were me and ben went and I still feel sad. I have lost friends in the past but none have stuck with me like losing ben. We only knew each other for 4 years but playing football and drinking beers together made me feel like he was my brother. People always said we looked alike. the other day I was in a store and this person came up to me and started talking. It did not take me long to figure out that he thought I was ben. This used to happen all the time when he lived in Dallas. I did not let him know that it was not him, I finished the brief conversation and went on about my business. I have to say it kind of made me feel good in a strange way. I just got my jerseys framed from my playing days, I got one of his jerseys framed to go along with it, one day I can tell my kids about my goog friend. Anyways, my love goes out to the family and tabby, drink one for ben, you know he is up there doing the same for us.
I know I'm not talking to you and you may never know what is said on these pages, but as this is our only outlet for now, please know that I love you. I miss you and our lives will forever be changed. Our yesterdays are memories and our tomorrows are for wishes. I can't quite get into words what I feel for you, my brother Jason, my sister Jenny, my sister Lisa, second parents Martha and Rod, second dad & mom Marty & Bridget and Lisa, Kayla, John, Peyton, Bo, Michael, Mimi and everyone else who has ever had the beautiful opportunity to know my brother. I miss you so much. Our family will never be the same. And it never should be. You are one of a kind and I miss you.
I simply cannot find the words still...
There are no words to describe how much I miss you!
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Merry Christmas Ben, We are with you!
Ben was a very special person in my life and always will be. Since the news of his death earlier this year I have relived and engraved every memory I have of Ben into my head as to never forget a moment of time spent with him. His dedication and loyalty to his family, friends and his dreams live on in these entries which describe his gentle heart, his sweet smile and his enormous presence. My love goes out to all of you who are missing him during this holiday season. My thoughts and prayers are with you, always…Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas Ben
I Love you and miss you
I was just googling old friends from UofM and saw this. I'm so sorry to hear about Ben. I met him my freshman year at UM and we were friends all throughout college. What a great guy! He always made me laugh and everyone liked him. Just remember, we're only here on Earth for a short visit, and in time, we will meet again in Heaven. May the Lord bring you peace.
I still can't get over the fact that Ben is not with us anymore. I just wanted to let his family know that you guys are definitely in my prayers and are thought of often. May God be with you during this difficult time. Ben your spirit lives with us.
I am saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of my fellow Classmate Ben Huff. Ben displayed the same enthusiasm in our classes as he did when I watched him on the field. I will never forget some of our conversations and how our group made him the Lumberjack of our ficticious Timber company back in NRE301 back at U of M! We miss ya Ben!
My thoughts are with the family and friends and always will be. It's been 6 long months since we lost Ben. I think of him and miss him as much now as I did in the beginning. Some things in life are so hard to accept. No matter how long you knew Ben it wasn't long enough. Ben brightened every room he walked into. He was larger than life. I read these messages and it's impossible to not become emotional. I was so fortunate to know Ben and have him as a friend. When I think about him it brings a smile to my face and that's something that can't be taken away. Ben, you will forever be missed!
Ben was a friend of my son's on the UM Football team. Our family thought the world of him and will miss him so much.
I've attached a photo I took from UM Media Day in August of 1996 showing Ben and some of his buddies.
I hope it will bring happy remembrances to others as it does our family.
i never knew ben but as a lifelong michigan fan i know most of the players who played on the field for the last 20 yrs now and i knew ben was a great player till his injury sidelined him in 97 may god bless his family and see them thru this tough time and guide them on they're way to healing of his loss.
GO BLUE AND HAIL TO THE VICTORS BEN. u was the best.
I never met Ben, but as a lifelong Michigan fan, and someone who shares Ben's last name, I cheerd him aloud countless times. God bless him and his family.
Just yesterday, I got a phone call with the sad news of Ben's passing. I have yet to put my head or heart around the fact that he is no longer on this earth. The last time I saw Ben was about 5 years ago, but every years around football season thoughts of him will pop up or bragging rights that I was once friends with Ben and his big brother. I used to get a kick out of the fact Ben is Jason's "little" brother. For me Ben is larger than life. From riding bikes in Raintree, jumping off my parents patio into our pool or giving me the answers to the world history test, I have alot memories that I will cherish for the rest of my days and hope that one day I'll run into my friend again. This news has left me heartbroken for Ben's family and anyone who had the privilege of knowing or to know of him. I have always been so incredibly proud of you Ben Huff and I always will.
Although, I never met Ben personally. I have followed his career since playing at the University of Michigan. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
I know that this week is going to be very hard for all of you. The scattering of Ben's ashes will reinforce finality, and I am sure your wounds which have not even started healing will be reopened. My prayers for all of you is that as you release dear Ben's mortal remains in a place which brought him and you such happiness, you in turn will feel Ben's strength, his goodness, and his kindness and be filled with his peace and happiness. You are never far from my thoughts and prayers.
I am very saddended to hear about the untimely death of my college friend. Ben & I go way back, we drove to Michigan together for our Freshman Year. I have just learned of his passing. My Heart and Prayers go out to his family. I am taken with emotion at this very moment....I will revisit this sight with more great things to say of my friend Ben. I would love to contact the family.
Sincerely JJ Brown #42( James R. Brown) Hometown: Chesterfield SC; Presently: Stone Mountain, GA
Contact info: 404-271-5625.
I would like to send out my thoughts and prayers to the Huff family. I never knew him but after reading all of these submissions, it sure seems like I do. Thanks for the memories Ben.
A Michigan Fan
I have this site as a shortcut on my desktop, so I check it about 10X a day. It's been 2 months, and days are not getting any easier...maybe even a little harder. Looking for a new entry and reading old one's is something I do to help get through each day. I want everyone to know that these messages help us a great deal...more than you know, so thank you. I hope it helps everyone to post a message or go back through them and read some of the great things written about Ben. I'll try to put some more pictures on the photo gallery soon, and if anyone wants to e-mail me directly...please do. I need to hear from you.
I love you, Ben....Lisa
I still have yet to come to grips with this but it's now been 2 months & I miss my hero/brother like the 1st. day. Hopefully it's going to get easier but even if it doesn't I know your watching over us. I love you bro. & next entry maybe i'll put a little more thought into it.
I am a huge fan of what michigan did in there national championship season in 1997. I do not personally no ben, but i no he was a great football player and a key contributor to what michigan accomplished in there national title run of 1997!!!!!
I'd like to offer my deepest sympathies to the Huff family and to all of Ben's friends. No parent should ever have to bury their child, but unfortunately it happens, as in this case. My family and I will keep all of you in our prayers.
Ben, I wish you well on this next journey in your spiritual life.
Dear Huff Family,
I just heard about the passing of Ben. I am overwhelmed with sadness. I attended Quial Hollow with him, but did not attend the same highschool. I will continue to pray for healing and peace for your family. I know Ben will be missed ~ God bless
Marty, I was sorry to hear about your son. My condolences to you and your family.
I am Beth Carlson's stepfather, so I knew Ben from his senior year in High School through his years at The University of Michigan. The things that impressed me about Ben were: his dogged determination to fulfill his goals and his loyality to friends and family. The fact that these traits surfaced at an early age are a living tribute to his family. I will always remember Ben for the postive impact he had on all of us, an his ability to get along with everbody.
TO THE HUFF FAMILY.
I AM JUST A FAN, IF YOU SCROLL THROUGH THE TRIBUTES TO BEN,AS I HAVE. YOU ALL SHOULD BE SO VERY PROUD. I NEVER KNEW HIM, BUT FEEL AS I HAVE. BEN WILL ALWAYS BE TRUE BLUE IN MY HEART. HE WAS AWSOME!!
THANKS FOR GIVING HIM TO US.
Having known Ben in our first years of our professional careers. He was the one who characterized our rookie class. I will always remember the times he gutted it out in practice and showed everyone, that if you truely believe in yourself you can achieve anything. Ben will be deeply missed!
TO THE HUFF FAMILY.
I AM SO SORRY FOR ALL OF YOU. I NEVER KNEW BEN, I AM JUST A U of M FAN AND FOLLOWED MARTY AND BEN'S CAREERS. YOU ALL SHOULD BE PROUD OF BEN. HIS LEGACY WILL LIVE ON.
ALWAYS GO BLUE BEN. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
Was so sorry to hear about your son. It is so very difficult to lose one of your children. My prayers are with you and your family.
Lindy Infante, assistant formerly coach of the Charlotte Hornets
I am so sorry I was unable to come see you a few weeks ago. You know the rest of your classmates from TMTI and myself are always here for you. If you ever need anything, I am just a phone call or an email away. I am so sorry for your loss. I never got to meet Ben, but I know you loved him very much and still do. You are so special Tabitha. I pray that the Lord wraps His loving arms around you and gives you peace.
In Him, Leanna
My deepest sympathy to the Huff family and friends. Ben was truly a good person. Kip White and I assisted with the Providence High School Football team with Coach Seacord, and I can speak for us all when I say he will be missed very much. "Go Blue"
My deepest condolences to you and your family. I have let all of your Charlotte Hornets WFL teammates know of your tragic loss. Your family is in my prayers. God Bless!
What a tragic loss for all of us. Although I only played with Ben for 1 year in Hamilton, he definitely had a lasting impression on me. His sense of humour, love of life and work ethic on the gridiron made for a great team mate and an even greater man and friend. I feel blessed and fortunate to have met this man who kept things real. A breath of fresh air in a tough business. My blessings to his family, friends and teammates for your loss. God has a great player on his team now. God bless you Ben, I'll miss you. Thanks for the good times and memories.
Carl Coulter #51 Centre Hamilton Tiger Cats
I was so sad to hear about Ben.It's been such a long.It seems just like yesterday we were all on the school bus laughing without a care in the world.Ben was always a good friend to me.Lord knows we had some good times.You and your family are in my prayers.If I can help you and yours with anything please let me know.
I am so sad to hear that Ben passed away. I havent seen him in years but I can still picture his bright smile. Your family is in my prayers.
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Jennie & Jason you are in our prayers.
TO THE HUFF"S , WHAT A LOSS, HE WAS SO SPECIAL. I WILL NEVER FORGET HIS KINDNESS TO CHILDREN. HE WILL BE MISSED SO. A FRIEND.
Ben, I could have never found another person that I would have chosen for Tabitha other than you. You were already my son in law and you will always be part of our family. We love you dearly. Thank you for coming into our lives and taking care of Tabitha. She will always adore you with all of her heart and soul. For the rest of our lives, we will be missing you.
Our Deepest Condolences to you ALL!
I am so sorry that i am just now hearing the news. Although I have not spoken to Jason, Jenny or Ben in several years; I am reminded all of the time about our High School Years. My Deepest Condolences to you ALL!
He was a great man, a great teacher, and a great friend. I only knew him for a short time, but he is someone who touched my life in a great way and I will miss him dearly. My condolences to the Huff family.
I remember the very first time that I met Ben; I couldn't believe that there was a Ti-Cat in my parents bar. Ben looked very intimidating, but we all came to know him as just a big teddy bear. Ben always had a huge smile on his face and always made everyone around him smile. He was a great person, very thoughtful and generous. I'm so glad for having met him and I will never forget him. The world is definetly short one amazing person; but Heaven just got one incredible angel.
I met Ben five years ago when he came to play for the Ti-Cats in Steeltown. He has to be one of the most kind, friendly, happy-go-lucky guys I've ever met; not to metion down to earth for a Pro Football Player. He made everyone he met here feel special and significant, whether it was some underpaid Bartender, a bar Owner, or the poor, lowly regulars just trying to scrape by. I didn't know him for a very long time, but I will never forget him. Just thinking about him makes me smile. I remember the one day I saw him just after he got his team pictures done and I asked him how they went. His immediate reply was "Awful; they made me wear white" (as opposed to their black Visitor jerseys), so i asked him why he didn't want to wear white. His reply... "White makes you look BIG!" This coming from a 6'4", 298 lb. football player. I couldn't help but laugh. Thanks for the memories Ben, I'll cherish them for life. XO
Well, I've waited awhile to sign this guest book for a lot of reasons! I guess the main one is the fact that I simply can't believe that Ben (BG) is gone. Many people have asked me where does the name BG come from?? Well, let me tell you that and so much more....
When Ben was a rookie with the Atlanta Falcons, fresh off of a National Championship with the Michigan Wolverines, I was the "star" of the show in Atlanta when he arrived. We had a rather unusual allience because most people think that the headline attraction doesn't ever hang with rookies, especially rookies that from their outward appearance could not have been more different! There in lies what was special about my friendship with Ben...it was unlikely, and uncommon, but it was special!! You coud not have picked to people from more diffrent backrounds then me & Ben.....But Ben taught me so many things that I continue to appeciate to this day. He helped me realize that the simple things in life were worth releshing just as much as eveything else. It could have been a whole in the wall bar, restaurant, club, whatever, but if you were with good friends who cared about you, it was just as special as a red carpet movie premier! See I was a city boy, with all of the hang ups of most city boys, and all of the "standards" of most city boys, but my friendship with Ben changed all of that, forever. It was never about the surroundings, but about the people you surrounded yourself with. I could go on & on about our adventures and varies trips & tales, but the most important part of any of that was the fact that we were friends, and helped each other grow into better people!
About the Name BG...well that's a funny tale in and of itself. During the 1998 season (when Ben was a rookie), and in the offseason of 1999, Ben used to roll with me to a lot of different events, autograph signings, or simply to the mall. Without fail, evertime we were together people would always ask him could they approach me for a picture or autograph, and without fail they would also say "are you Jamal's BODYGUARD?" So from that he started to say just call me BG, short for bodyguard, and when the rest of the team got wind of that nickname it just stuck, because they all knew that even though he really wasn't paid to protect me, he would never let anything happen to me on his watch! It certainly was the same for me, I would never let anything happen to BG on my watch!
BG is strong, he is tough, he is LOYAL, he is a good friend, he is a great son, he is an awesome brother, his is a loving guy (althought he would never admit it!) he is my friend, and will always be that! Notice how I never used the past tense when refering to Ben, because he lives with all who loved him forever....I appreciate you coming into my life BG, although your life on this earth was cut way to short, you will forever live in my thoughts, prayers, dreams and adventures!! For as long as I walk this earth, you walk with me, forever my Bodyguard, forever protecting me, forever having my back, just like you know I have yours!
To The Huff family & Tab, Chad, and all of BG's good friends & extended family. We are always & forever blessed to have known, loved & shared with BG! The grief we share is remarkable, but the memories we all have are everlasting!
I have sponsored this online guest book forver in hopes that this will serve as a platform for Ben's friends, family & fans to share stories, thoughts, & feelings about someobdy we all know is special.....Ben Huff aka BG, my bodyguard for life!
Sorry to hear of your loss, I never met Ben but I heard alot about him from Rod. Just from reading this guest book I see he was loved very much by all who knew him. God Bless the family, and you are in my prayers
TO OUR HUFF,CURRIE AND PAYNE FAMILY.
WE LOOK AT THE NIGHT SKY IN THE QUIET OF DARKNESS, AND THEY ARE NEVER FAR. THOSE WE HAVE LOVED AND CHERISHED,THOSE WHO HAVE CHANGED OUR LIVES IN SOME SMALL OR PROFOUND WAY ARE CLOSER THAN WE KNOW,BECAUSE IT IS THIER LIGHT THAT SHINES ON OUR WORLD. IT IS THE BRILLIANCE OF THIER SOULS THAT MAKES OUR NIGHT SKY GLOW. MAY PEACE SHINE DOWN UPON US AND BRING US COMFORT. I DID LOVE BEN SO VERY MUCH.
I was overwhelmed when I heard the news from Denise yesterday. I knew Ben when he was just a little guy, when he first moved to Charlotte. We played b-ball at Raintree courts and I watched this young man grow into a very special adult that always...always had a smile for old friends. I will miss that, running into Ben around town and just catching up for a minute or two. He was a special individual that will be missed greatly by the community.
My deepest condolences to the Huff family.
To Ben's family:
I always knew Ben was a special person. Reading the entries in his guest book, reinforced it! He was loved and will be missed by so many! My heart aches for all of you. I love you.
From one Providence Panther to another, you are in our prayers Big Ben. May God be with the Huff family and friends at this time of sorrow. My deepest sympathy and best wishes.
My god bless the Huff family during this difficult time.
Dear Family, This is a tragic loss keep ya heads up
Your family in New York
H-Diddy-I will never forget all the great times in Dallas with you, Jamie, Timmy, and Dougie. You will always be one of us. My deepest condolences to the entire Huff family, Ben will be missed greatly
I never met Ben but as an older Michigan student getting ready to graduate it saddens me very much to learn of his passing. I have been a lifelong fan of Michigan football and remember how hard a worker Ben was, I always assumed that was how he approached life as well. My thoughts and prayers go out to his fiance and family.
Jason and Jenny,
There is nothing we can say to make the pain go away. We just want you to know how much we love you. I know you guys have been so close with Leebo and recently I have had the change to build a relationship with you guys myself. There are no words I can say to make anything better or change what has happen. The thing I do know is that you both are very strong people and the Lord is the only one who can help you through this. You both have plenty of people who are there for you. I just want you to know how lucky I am to have my brother Landen with us right now after his accident and really cannot imagine what I would be going through if he was not here. I truly believe God picks his angels, but it is so hard why he picks the ones we love so much. We will only know when we are there.
You know the nights we have talked and can’t believe how much we have in common. Just the names alone for our children, animals, ect. I kind of feel we are like family in many ways. We all grew up with the same crowd. You are a wonderful mother and wife. You are so strong even though I know you need your time to grieve. As the wonderful person you are, you are taking care of everyone else. When the time comes for you, I want you to know I will ALWAYS be here for you. Please take of your self and know I am only 3 hours away, 2 ½ if I try. I love you girl and I am always here for you.
You know I love you, too. We all do in our family. We will always be here for you no matter what. Lee loves you so much. It kills us to see you hurt so much. I know there is nothing I can say to make the hurt or the pain goes away but I will pray for you in anyway that I can. It is so hard to see BIG JASON hurt the way you are hurting. Please try and let GOD help you get through this. He is the only one who can. I know we don’t understand why but one day we will. It killed Leebo and I to see you the way you were but we know with the strength of God, Jenny, Peyton, Bo and your family you will pull through. We will always be here for you know matter what. You know you can call whatever time it is.
Just please know we LOVE you and are here for anything. We know how much everyone loves Ben, you could definitely tell. He sure did make an impact on people’s lives. He will forever live on. GO MICHIGAN!!!!!!
WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS,
Tiffany, Leebo, Carson (Dakota and Cosmo, too)
Dear Marty, Martha, and family, I am so sorry to have hear about Ben. Dick Penley sent me the information from the Charlotte paper. My prayers are with you and the entire family.
To the Huff family:
Ben's passing is a very sad day for all of us who ever "knew" him on the gridiron.
As a fan, I will forever be inspired by Ben's fortitude and work ethic.
May God comfort you during your time of loss and may Ben's spirit live on forever.
With deepest sympathy,
Ben touched so many lives both on and off the field. He was a wonderful person, dedicated, and loved football. Our thoughts are with the Huff Family in this time of tragedy. Marty, we are praying for your family! God Bless!
Tabitha, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I am here should you need me. Fell free to contact me anytime. Miss you and love you. Roxanne
To the entire Huff family, my heartfelt condolences and sympathies. I know we were all stunned to hear of Ben's untimely passing. I know it is difficult in these most trying days, but I hope you will find the strength to remember all that Ben did to make all of you proud, including his role in raising U-M's football team to greatness in 1996 and 1997. Please know that he will always be remembered for his friendly demeanor, his courtesy, his smile, and as a true Michigan Man!
Dearest Marty and Huff family, I am so very, very sorry to learn of your son's death. How proud of him you must of have been, he truely was a Huff protege. I will pray daily for you all. Love, Kathy
To the entire Huff family,
I so enjoyed watching Ben play at Michigan and got to meet him at Media Day one year. Very kind and very big hearted. My heart felt sorrows go out to all of you in this time of grief.
So sorry for your loss, but in a time like this when words seem to mean so little just remember that you are in alot of peoples thoughts and prayers, like us you've never met......God Bless!
My condolences to the Huff family. Ben was always surrounded by good people, but always seemed to stand out. His friends will never forget him!
I had the pleasure of playing with Ben on the 1996 and later 1997 Championship Teams. Ben was in inspiration for everyone on those teams and a great person who will be missed. He made a deep impression on me with his kind heart and the respect he commanded from everyone around him. I offer my deepest condolences to his family.
I am deeply saddened to hear of Ben's death. I truely enjoyed the time I was able to spend with him as a friend and teammate. I will be praying for you.
Jason and Jen, I am so sorry to hear about Ben. My heart goes out to the whole Huff family at this time and the days ahead. God bless.
I played one year of football with Ben, in Hamilton in 2001. We were roomates that year. Even though we only lived together for a short time it felt like we knew each other for years and were old friends. Ben had a way of making you feel that way, very welcome and comfortable. It was some of the best times of my life. I will miss him very much. Ben was a great person and a great friend, the world has lost a truly special person.
My condolences to the family of a great Michigan man. Go Blue!
I never really knew Ben, but I remember cheering him on in Michigan. Once a Wolverine always a Wolverine. Our hearts and prayers from my family to yours.
My deepest sympathy goes to the entire family. I am truly sorry to have heard of this terrible loss.
We are so sorry about your sad loss. We well remember Ben's career at Michigan. You used to attend all our watch parties when we were first reviving the club here in Charlotte. We also remember his being home some his senior year and coming to at least one watch party at the old Scoreboard. I was at another commitment this morning so I could not attend the mass. You have our prayers. Perhaps we will see you soon. I hope so. God's blessing for you.
Marty and Bridget, I cannot express how saddened I am over this unexpected loss of Ben. It was such a joy everytime he came to see us. Marty, be strong. God is with Ben now.
My heart hurts as yours to hear of this tradgedy. Ben will be greatly missed. Everytime I thought of Ben, a smile was all you would see. Marty, stay strong and "GOD BLESS"
Marty & Bridgette & Family:
I am so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts & prayers are with you.
Love, Julie Gale
My deepest sympathy regarding the loss of your brother. May you find comfort in the memories that will always be in your heart. God bless you and your family.
We are sorry to hear about the passing of Ben. Tabitha, you and the Huff Family are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.
We love you, Grannie and Grandad Payne
Ben was a great man whose life will be remembered forever! My thoughts and prayers have been with his family and friends in this difficult time. May you find strength in the Lord. (2 Corinthians 12:10)
Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I hope the Ben's family feels all the love Ben has shown people. I remember Ben from Quail Hollow. We were not close friends or anything. I remember that he was the biggest kid in school. The guys on the football team knew that physically he was something special. After reading other's entries, I see that his life has been something special.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Ben was a larger then life man. He will be deeply missed. Find the strength to carry you on, that is what Ben would want. God bless everyone who had the honor of meeting Ben.
To the Huff Family and Friends,
We wanted share our deepest sympathys with everyone affected by this loss. We are praying for God's comfort and peace for each one of you in this difficult time. May God bless you and strengthen you.
I was fortunate enough to be a teammate of ‘Huffer’ on the 2001 Hamilton Ti-Cats. He was truly the consummate football player. He was a true warrior on the field and a gentle giant off of it. Everyone who ever knew you will miss you terribly. You always made someone’s day/life brighter for having crossed your path…God Bless you Huffer.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I have a picture of Ben taken with my 4 year old son on Media Day at Michigan. I remember asking him and he on his own picking my son up in those giant arms. What a fine young man he was. My sympathies go out to his family, especially his dad and Uncle's Andy and Tom.
Tom, Barb, Sam and Jenny, and Luke and the whole Huff Family.
So sorry to hear of Ben's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family as always.
Jenny and Jason,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I know how close you were with Ben.
Jenny, take care of Jason, he'll need you now more than ever. If you need anything, just call me!!
My love to you both and Peyton and Bo.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You were the love of Ben's life, remember that!!! If you need anything, please let Jessica know and I will be there for you!
My thoughts and prayers are with the Huff family. He was a great teammate, who was always sincere and genuine to everyone he knew. He will definitely be missed.
Ben you will be missed by all of us at peak fitness.You always put a smile on everybodies face.We will never forget about the ben huff special rates at peak fitness.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Tabitha & Ben's family and friends. May God bless and comfort you at this time of sorrow and your loving memories bring you strength always.
We loved Ben. He was a part of our family for several years. He had a kind and gentle heart and a sweet innocence I will never forget. I am so sorry for your loss. I miss him all over again.
Ben liked to talk Canada to me. I had the joy of working with Ben at MedSport. I loved every minute of his laughter, joking and sincerity. Ben and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers. With Love and Sympathy Julie
Our prayers are for you, Marty and your family. Ben will be in our prayers from now on. We are very sorry for your loss. Paul & Marianne Zatko
Ben was a hero to everyone that had the honor of knowing him. He had a dream and he lived it. All he wanted was to take care of the people that he loved... and play football (GO BLUE). His life ended entirely too soon, but he lived it to the fullest. He inspires me to challenge everday and to do the best that I can, because of Ben I will always have a map. I love you Big Papa!!!
Words can not explain the sorrow that is felt for the Huff family by my family and others from the Temperance area. God Bless
Martha, Jason, Lisa & Tabitha:
During this most difficult time try to take comfort in these thoughts: Ben's ability and courage on the fields of football and track gave him his notoriety. But it was his character, modesty and kind heart that gave him his legacy. His gift to you was the pride in him that you will carry forever.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Ben. I will always remember his smile and kindness.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family and friends who knew him. We all were shocked and in sorrow with his passing. He has touched many people throughout his life. Bless all the famliy. May his smile and genuine heart give some small sense of joyfullness.
Justin and Cj (Johnson) Peed
Marty & Huff Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you battle your way through this time of sorrow and grief. Ben's great spirit will be carried by all who knew and loved him. God's speed as you mend over time from this tragic loss of a great young man.
To the Huff family,
I was saddened by the news of Ben's passing. As always, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.
My heart goes out to Ben's family. I went to school with Ben at Quail and Providence. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Sad way to find your family. Nancy and I are terribly sorry for your loss. I remember Ben as a child. He seems to have become a good young man. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Dick & Nancy Penley
I had the privilege of knowing Ben while at Michigan. He was a wonderful, genuine person who cared about all those he came in contact with. You will be missed Ben.
My heart goes out to my family. Ben truly was "larger than life". His presence was special.... From this loss, though tragic, I am comforted to know I have another "Guardian Angel" to call on, 24/7..... (except during the Notre Dame/ Michigan game!)
Love Always, Uncle Andy
Thoughts and prayers to all who knew and loved him. A tremendous loss to the Wolverine family.
All thoughts & Prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
I only knew Ben for a couple months from the Gym but what a great person he was. Such a great personality and smile....I am so sorry for your loss.
Dear Huff family and friends,
Please accept our deepest and sincerest condolences for your and the world’s great loss.
Please stay strong and live well for yourselves and Ben.
May the long time sun shine upon you.
May all love surround you,
and the pure light within you
guide your way on.
God bless you and your family, may God bring peace to you in this time of tragedy.
Very Sad News..... I have many great memories. Ben will be missed. Prayers for the Famiy. Jenni I feel for you family loss.
My prayers are with you. I can't help but think of all the good times I shared with Ben as a team mate and friend.
Ben had an extraordinary gift of filling a room with laughter. He had an uncanny way of telling stories that kept everyone entertained. His friendship to Jeff and my family will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
I am close friends with the Huff/Smith family, and through the years I have become close friends with Tabitha. Ben was someone who made you laugh, and we all had fun going to the Tim McGraw concerts, and hanging by the pool. My thoughts and prayers are with Tabitha and the family. Ben you will be deeply missed.
I am truely sorry to here of the death of a friend and former player of the Hamilton Tiger-cats in the Canadian football league. I had the great luxury of coaching Ben (Huffer) as his position coach in 1997-98. He was a fine young man and the king of the " tomahawk hop around" a pass rush move that stood him in good stead.Ben was greatly respected by his teamates both American and the Canadians north of the border.He was also very popular. I will remember him always and as we head into training camp on May 20th the few remaning players and staff will have a cold beer in his honour on rookie night. To Ben's parents and family he was a good man with a good heart and a good football player. Please accept my deepest sympathies. respectfully Coach Dennis "Deke" Mcphee D-line coach Hamilton Tiger-cats CFL.
MARTHA, LISA, JASON & JENNIE, TABITHA & FAMILY,
PLEASE KNOW I AM THINKING OF EACH & EVERY ONE OF YOU. I WILL KEEP YOU GUYS IN MY PRAYERS. BEN WILL BE MISSED TERRIBLY!! I WILL KEEP ALL OF THE FUN TIMES I HAD WITH BEN CLOSE TO MY HEART. IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW. MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL.
My deepest condolences to the Huff Family. I was fortunate to have known Ben for a couple years of my college experience, and admired how he handled himself. He will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the entire Huff family. Ben's fun loving personality & loyal friendship to my brother Jeff and others will be missed dearly.
Tabitha and Huff Family,
I find myself at a loss for words. But also still in such shock in the passing away of Ben. I see so many friends have signed this guest book and so many people suffer the loss with you all in Ben's passing. He will remain alive in so many hearts forever. Tabitha, you were very blessed to have had Ben in your life. And thanks for sharing him in our lives. God Bless you all. Signed, Tabitha's Aunt Debbie
MARTHA, LISA, JASON& JENNIE, TABITHA AND FAMILY,
I AM SO SORRY THIS HAS HAPPENED. JUST KNOW I LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH & I WILL BE PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU. GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH THIS. BEN WILL BE SO MISSED BY US ALL. I WILL KEEP ALL OF THOSE FUN MEMORIES WITH BEN IN MY HEART FOREVER. IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO FOR ANY OF YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
My deepest sympathy to all of Ben's family and friends. What a tragedy to lose a man so many loved. Ben was a beacon of light for me at a time when things were not so bright. He made EVERYTHING fun, and there were never enough moments to spend with him. It's been a couple of years since I've seen him, but I will never forget his quirky grin, or his unbeatable bear hugs. May we all carry his spirit in our hearts forever.
Sorrowful thoughts and prayers from UM fans across the country.
We love you and miss you Ben. You will always be remembered. You gave so much and received just as much in return. You took great care of the people you loved.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family and Tabitha during this time and always.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. This has been tragic news.
Carol Welch Staples
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, I am proud to have known and had fun with Ben, I will truely miss him...my heart breaks trying to write this...John
I am so sorry for your loss. I fell so lucky to have meet Ben when he and Tabitha came to Charleston to visit Jennie and Jason.Please know that you are all in my prayers.
Love always, Kathy Worrell
I am proud to say that I knew Ben Huff. Ben was such a down to earth guy, very fun loving and warm natured. Ben could be friends with anybody he came in contact with. He was just that good of a guy. Ben you will be sorely missed, but i'll always look back fondly of the memories we had at MICHIGAN.
I grew up with Ben from Quail Hollow days on the bus through the Providence days to watching him play in college and beyond. He was a good guy and I know he will be greatly missed. I was proud of his accomplishments and honored to of known him.
Jenny and Jason and the rest of the Huff family and friends my thoughts, prayers and love go to you all
Until we meet again Ben....
I'm just really sad.
Plane leaves tomorrow...
Ben's kindness will never be forgotten. To the Huff family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I cannot put in words to what Ben has meant to everyone he has touched. The world was truly a better place with our friend Ben. The world has lost a very special kind-hearted friend. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Huff family. I cannot express in words, to what Ben has meant to my life. He will never be forgotten by anyone who he has touched, with his kindness and unconditional friendship. God bless. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We all treasured the short time we had with Ben. His mother is my baby sister and Ben is the cousin of our children. We had some good times as they were growing up, then at the Michigan games and throughout his pro career. Ben can continue to be with us through the Ben Huff Scolarship at the University of Michigan. I will make sure that the annual recipient knows of the qualities of Ben and his family and the big shoes he can only hope to fill.
Ben was a great person who was very nice and was always fun to be around. Ben and the other Desperados like Doug and Tom always made the Highlands fun afterschool. I spent so much time next door with Ben and Bubba, and will never forget how Ben taught me respect. Thanks for being my friend and neighbor. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
I remember when Big Ben went down with an injury and yet was always an inspiration, especially to the younger guys. He will be greatly missed but inspired so many.
Our thoughts & prayers are with the entire Huff family. Ben's fun loving personality & loyal friendship to others will be missed dearly.
Lisa and all the the Family. I am so sorry... No words can express your pain.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you now and in the days ahead.
My condolences to the family and friends of Ben. Huff was a great teammate and a good man. I was terribly saddened to hear this news. He will be missed.
Ben was a classmate of mine since junior high school. He will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
TO JASON,JEN AND THE ENTIRE HUFF FAMILY. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN YOUR SUDDEN LOSS.
Our prayers are with the Huff family in this time of sorrow. Jennie and Jason my heart goes out to you.
you were a good a loyal friend to Jeff and although I only got to meet you once you made quite an impression. Go with God.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Huff Family and Fiance Tabitha Payne.
Ben was a great friend and I cherish the time we had. He was a genuinely good and decent person and I will remember him always.
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this very difficult time. I remember Ben as a very special guy from his days in Ann Arbor. A true team player in this game of life. May he live forever.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Huff family and Ben's friends. I was fortunate to attend U of M with Ben and had several classes with him, which gave me a chance to get to know him. What a quality person and a truly outstanding individual. Although I am filled with sorrow, I know Ben is in a better place and his memory will live on. You will never be forgotten.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family!
Mark & Laura (Thimgan) Holley
Jason and Jenny, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I have so many great memories of Ben(better known as BG to the wrecking crew) through the years. I will miss him tremendously. He was a great friend and I thank God for putting him in my life. And to his family, I will pray that God gives you the strength and you will know that Ben touched many lifes while he was on this earth. I am a better man because of Ben. I will carry the memories, the great times, and his friendship with me forever. God Bless
My condolences to the loved ones, friends and Michigan Family that Ben leaves behind. So another of our Wolverines enters into the promised land, albeit too soon. Thank you for thinking of Michigan and establishing the Ben Huff Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is such a thoughtful way to memorialize Ben and help out future Wolverines.
My heart always grows heavy when someone from the Michigan family passes on. Go Ben, your fleeting life here will not be forgotten.
We just want to let you know how deeply sorry we are. Ben was a very special person and he was truly loved, and we all will miss him.
Love and prayers to all of the family.
Don Pauline Donny and Matt Broadway
I recently was notified of Ben's death. My son, Michael Leslie, was
a classmate - Mike died in October,
1998. Please know I share your grief & send my deepest sympathy.
God bless you during these difficult
days - we should never have to bury
our children. Sincerely
My sympathy is extended to your family during this time of great loss. Ben was a high school classmate of mine that made coming to school worthwhile. Ben you will be missed by many.
I think I speak for all the Michigan fans around the world. Our deepest condolences go out to the Family of Ben Huff. God Bless and REST IN PEACE.
To the Huff Family,
We are deeply sorry at the loss of Ben at such a young age. We had met Ben several times while he played at Michigan and found him a wonderful young man. Please know that you and Ben are in our prayers and thoughts.
My heart goes out to the family, huff was my brother and great friend, I look forward to seeing him again one day.
You will be missed by many. I know you would have been a wonderful husband to Tabitha. You both will meet again one day, but in a better place than we are in.
Ben, Your friendship and the laughter that you brought to everyone will be truly missed. You and your family will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest sympathies to the Huff family. Ben was an amazing individual and he will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tragic time.
God Bless You Mr.Huff, I may be just a fan of yours, but you touched my life. I only wish my life could be as good as yours. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
I had the honor of playing high school football with Ben. He was truly a leader and hardworker. He will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ben's family,friends and fiance. Ben was a great friend to us all. He will be missed.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Huff family. Always remember a beautiful soul never dies and will never be forgotten. Thank you for incouraging Ben to be a part of the Michigan family. We were truely blessed.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
To the Huff Family,
I am deeply sorry that this happened. If you need anything, let Jennie know and I will do whatever needs to be done. My family is praying for you.
Lots of Love!
Shannon McCall (from Rock Hill)
You will always be in my thoughts, And my heart goes out to the entire family.
WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE "REAL" FAB FIVE AT MICHIGAN.YOU WILL BE MISSED!
i am so sorry for your loss. god bless you.
i am so sory for your loss. god bless you.
I will miss you. You are in my thoughts and prayers..
We will honor and cherish the memories of you.
As an alumnus of the University of Michigan, I was deeply saddened to hear of Ben's passing. He was a wonderful athlete and loved by many. All his "Michigan family" will mourn his loss with you. May God be with you at this difficult time.
Much sympathy to the entire family and friends for such an unexpected loss.
Harold and Suzi Jones
Our thoughts and love go out to your family during this time.
You will always be a member of our family. Our hearts are broken.
I am so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. Ben was always one of my favorite Wolverine players. May God bless you and comfort you. I am sure Heaven is a better place because Ben is there. I will pray for each of you! Thanks Ben for the great memories! God blessings!
I'm very sorry about your loss. I have very fond memories of Ben. He will truly be missed by many!
Ben, You will be missed tremendously, May God be with your Family and friends in this time of need
Ben, we will miss you tremendously. May God watch over your family and friends in this time of need.
We will miss you. You are in our thoughts and prayers
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Ben's family. From Quail to PHS, we are as proud of Ben as ever.
If the world could only know the kindness of one man.
Then maybe it might be easier to help us understand.
Hoping one day the ones he held so dear could see.
That he has forever changed their lives with his memory.
So hold on dear to the whole that is your heart.
And know that through your life you shall never be apart.
All of my deepest condolences to Bens loved ones; and know this Tabitha you were such a great piece of a heart that will forever live on.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE VERY MUCH IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AT THIS TIME OF SORROW.
"Huff Daddy", your memory will live on but you will certainly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless
You are in our thoughts & prayers. May God be with you always!
Ben was one of those special young people who will always hold a special place in my heart.
Mrs Bridgette & Mr Marty,
Ben will be very missed by all I am so sorry about your loss. I am just so sorry.
(Neely's friend from South Carolina)
I am sorry to hear of this tragic loss. Please know that you are in my prayers.
Dear Jason and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.
My prayers and thoughts are with you Ben. You are greatly missed by all. Iwas blessed to have you as a classmate and as a friend.
I'll miss you big guy!
Ben you will truly be missed. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Condolences to the Huff family. I enjoyed watching Ben play at UM. He was a tough nosed kid that was truly a "Michigan Man". Sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
To the Huff Fanliy,
We are friends with Jason and Jenny. We want to let you know how sorry we are for this tradgedy. I know nothing we can say will take the pain away but we are here for all of you. We know how close of a family you guys are and we know that Gad will some how give you the strengh to pull through. Please let us know if you need anything. Jason and Jenny, you know how much we love you and please let us know if you need anything. If you need us to take Bo and Peyton or just need someone to talk to. Please know that you ALL are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all so much!!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I had the pleasure of going to Junior High and High School with Ben. Even though we were not close I did have several interactions with Ben. He was an individual that was always full of laughs and always in a great mood. When you had the pleasure of talking with him he always took the time to listen to you and help you in anyway. He treated every individual with the upmost respect. I wish I would have had a better opportunity to get to know him. We did have one summer where Ben, Andy and I drove to summer school together at Myers Park and that was one summer we really got to know each other. Every ride to school was the funniest 40 minutes I had. He will be extremely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He will not be forgotten.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Ben was a true friend. He was kind hearted and would help out anyone that asked. I cherrish the time we spent together in Ann Arbor and Atlanta. Ben always had a smile on his face and could light up a room. Ben, you will be deeply missed.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
We are so sorry about Ben.He was engaged to my granddaughter.He was a good person.We loved him.My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Ben was a team mate of my son, Scot. He always talked of Ben as one of his favorites on the team and described him as a true Michigan Man... not much more can be said. The few times I interacted with him I agreed. All our thoughts and prayers.