Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Mike "Spank" Favor

Mike "Spank" Favor


  • Position: Center
  • School: North Dakota State
  • High School: North HS (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Years: 1985-1988
  • Inducted: 2011
  • Place of Birth: Athens, GA
  • Date of Birth: Jun 27, 1966
  • Jersey Number: 57
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 275

Member Biography

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 two 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 a senior and was the league´┐Żs Most Valuable Lineman in 1988. He also blocked for Harlon Hill Award 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.