1909 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1909 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1909 record 5–1–2 (4–1–2 SIAA)
Head coach J. W. H. Pollard
Captain Derrill Pratt
Home stadium The Quad
Birmingham Fairgrounds
Seasons
« 1908 1910 »
1909 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Sewanee 4 0 0     6 1 0
LSU 3 1 0     6 2 0
Vanderbilt 3 1 0     7 3 0
Alabama 3 1 2     5 1 2
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 2 0
Auburn 4 2 0     5 2 0
Clemson 2 2 0     6 3 0
Gordon 1 2 0     1 2 0
Ole Miss 1 3 1     4 3 2
Mississippi A&M 1 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia 1 4 0     1 4 2
Memphis University School 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 4 0     2 5 0
Tennessee 0 5 0     1 6 2
Dahlonega            
Nashville            
Southern            
† – Conference champion

The 1909 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1909 college football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 17th overall and 14th season as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). The team was led by head coach J. W. H. Pollard, in his fourth year, and played their home games at the University of Alabama Quad in Tuscaloosa and the Birmingham Fairgrounds in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of five wins, one loss and two ties (5–1–2 overall, 4–1–2 in the SIAA).

Defensively, Alabama had six consecutive shutouts to go 5–0–1 before they surrendered their first touchdown against Tulane in their 5–5 tie.[1] Alabama completed their season with a 12–5 loss to LSU at Birmingham to finish 5–1–2.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 2 Union (TN)* The QuadTuscaloosa, AL W 16–0  
October 9 Howard The Quad • Tuscaloosa, AL W 14–0  
October 16 Clemson Birmingham FairgroundsBirmingham, AL W 3–0  
October 23 at Ole Miss Mississippi State Fairgrounds • Jackson, MS (Rivalry) T 0–0  
October 30 at Georgia Ponce de Leon ParkAtlanta, GA W 14–0  
November 13 at Tennessee Wait Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 10–0  
November 20 at Tulane First Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA T 5–5  
November 25 LSU Birmingham Fairgrounds • Birmingham, AL (Rivalry) L 6–12  
*Non-conference game.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1909 Alabama football schedule[2][A 1]

Roster[edit]

Alabama Crimson Tide 1909 roster[1]

Backs

  • Jere Austill
  • Randall R. Brown
  • Farley Moody
  • Joseph Paul Mudd
  • Thomas W. Palmer
  • Derrill Pratt
  • Adrian VanderGraaff
Ends
  • Robert H. Bumgardner
  • Ewing Carter
  • Broox Cleveland Garrett
  • Clarence S. Hurd

Tackles

  • H. W. Arant
  • W. A. Barnes
  • Louis Malone Finlay
  • Owen Garside Gresham
Guards
  • E. D. Greene
  • W. H. Lumley
  • John Miller
  • G. W. Pratt

Center

  • C. C. Countess

Kicker

  • Everett Wilkinson

Coaching staff

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ For the 1909 season, point values were different from those used in contemporary games. In 1909 a touchdown was worth five points, a field goal was worth three points and an extra point (PAT) was worth one point.[3]

References[edit]

General

  • "1909 Season Recap" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 

Specific

  1. ^ a b c 1909 Season Recap
  2. ^ "1909 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Scoring values". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved November 1, 2014.