1919 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1919 Michigan Wolverines football
1919 Michigan Wolverines football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1919 record 3–4 (1–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Fielding H. Yost (19th year)
Captain Angus Goetz
Home stadium Ferry Field
Seasons
« 1918 1920 »
1919 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Illinois 6 1 0     6 1 0
Ohio State 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 0     5 2 0
Minnesota 3 2 0     4 2 1
Iowa 2 2 0     5 2 0
Michigan 1 4 0     3 4 0
Northwestern 1 4 0     2 5 0
Indiana 0 2 0     3 4 0
Purdue 0 3 0     2 4 1
† – Conference champion

The 1919 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1919 college football season. The team's head coach was Fielding H. Yost. The Wolverines played their home games at Ferry Field.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 4, 1919 Case* Ferry FieldAnn Arbor, MI W 34–0    
October 18, 1919 Michigan Agricultural* Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI W 26–0   21,000
October 25, 1919 Ohio State Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI L 3–13   25,000
November 1, 1919 Northwestern Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI W 16–13   12,000
November 8, 1919 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL L 0–13   24,000
November 15, 1919 at Illinois Illinois FieldChampaign, IL L 7–29   14,000
November 22, 1919 Minnesotadagger Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI L 7–34   30,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

Players[edit]

Letter winners[edit]

  • John C. Cary - end (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  • Elmer W. Cress[1] - end (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  • William R. Cruse[2] - started 2 games at left halfback, 2 games at right halfback, 2 games at fullback (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Frank Culver - started 3 games at center, 1 game at left guard (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Frank T. Czysz[3] - started 1 game at right tackle (Dunkirk, New York)
  • Roland Glenn Dunn[4] - started 3 games at right tackle, 1 game at right guard (Muskegon Heights, Michigan)
  • Robert J. Dunne - started 6 games at left end (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Donald A. Finkbeiner[5] - tackle (Perrysburg, Ohio)
  • William Fortune - started 3 games at left guard (Springfield, Illinois)
  • Gerald W. Froemke[6] - started 1 game at right halfback (Sheldon, North Dakota)
  • Angus Goetz - started 7 games at left tackle (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan)
  • J. Vinton Hammels[7] - tackle (Glendale, Arizona)
  • William P. Henderson - started 1 game at right end (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Roy W. Johnson - started 2 games at center, 1 game at left guard (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  • Kenneth T. Knode - started 1 game at quarterback, 1 game at right halfback (Martinsburg, West Virginia)
  • Alvin Loucks - guard (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  • Willard L. Peach[8] - started 2 games at right end, 1 game at left end, 1 game at right tackle (Fremont, Ohio)
  • Harold Rye - started 3 games at right end (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan)
  • Cliff Sparks - started 6 games at quarterback, 1 game at right halfback (Jackson, Michigan)
  • Ernie Vick - started 4 games at fullback, 2 games at center (Toledo, Ohio)
  • Archie Weston - started 2 games at right halfback (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan)
  • Hugh Wilson - started 4 games at right guard, 2 games at right tackle, 1 game at left guard (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Non-letter winners[edit]

  • John M. Barnes - halfback (Washington, D.C.)
  • James V. Campbell - tackle (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
  • Charles Eades - started 1 game at fullback (Conneaut, Ohio)
  • Robert E. Hamilton - center (Erie, Pennsylvania)
  • Earle Magrath[9] - started 1 game at right end (Oak Park, Illinois)
  • Barry Stuart - fullback (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  • Theodore Timchac[10] - tackle (Saginaw, Michigan)
  • Murray Van Wagoner - started 1 game at left guard (Pontiac, Michigan)
  • Arthur A. Weadock[11] - quarterback (Saginaw, Michigan)
  • Charles O. Wilson - fullback (Muskegon, Michigan)

Awards and honors[edit]

1919 players from 1920 Michiganensian with captions, "Lookout Ahead!"

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elmer Weirich Cress, born February 10, 1898, Michigan; died November 1969, Benton Harbor, Michigan.
  2. ^ William Roy Cruse, born May 23, 1895. At the time of the 1930 Census, he was a civil engineer for the city of Jackson, Michigan.
  3. ^ Francis Thomas "Frank" Czysz, born January 19, 1899, Dunkirk, New York. Graduated U.M. Dental School, 1920. He lived and worked as a dentist at North Tonawanda, New York. Died September 1971, North Tonawanda.
  4. ^ Roland Glen Dunn, born August 22, 1892, St. Johns, Michigan. He became a lawyer in Muskegon Heights, Michigan. He ran as a Republican candidate for Congress in 1928. He also served as legal aid to Michigan Governor Frank Fitzgerald, assistant state attorney general, and chairman of the Michigan State Liquor Control Commission. His papers are kept at the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. He died in April 1972 at Mason, Michigan.
  5. ^ Donald Arthur Finkbeiner, born May 26, 1894, Perrysburg, Ohio. After graduating from Michigan, he returned to Perrysburg and began a law practice. Died April 30, 1973, Toledo, Ohio.
  6. ^ Gerald William Froemke, born July 6, 1897, Sheldon, North Dakota. He lived in Ladue, Missouri. He died July 22, 1970, while on vacation at Wequetonsing, Michigan.
  7. ^ James Vinton Hammels, born July 21, 1894, Phoenix, Arizona. Died January 1984, Phoenix, Arizona.
  8. ^ Willard L. Peach (middle name listed as Levi in early records, later as Lawrence), born June 23, 1895, Fremont, Ohio. At the time of the 1930 Census, he was living in Detroit and working as an automobile salesman. He died March 30, 1975, Birmingham, Michigan.
  9. ^ Earle Knight Magrath, born June 26, 1898, Illinois. Died February 4, 1972, Fort Pierce, Florida.
  10. ^ Theodore Andrew Timchac, born November 11, 1897.
  11. ^ Arthur A. Weadock, born February 23, 1897. After graduating from Michigan, he returned to Saginaw, Michigan as an attorney. Died January 1981, Saginaw, Michigan.

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