1928 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1928 Michigan Wolverines football
1928 Michigan Wolverines football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1928 record 3–4–1 (2–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Elton Wieman (2nd year)
MVP Otto Pommerening
Captain George Rich
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
« 1927 1929 »
1928 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Illinois 4 1 0     7 1 0
#4 Wisconsin 3 1 1     7 1 1
Minnesota 4 2 0     6 2 0
#6 Iowa 3 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 2 0     5 2 1
Purdue 2 2 1     5 2 1
Northwestern 2 3 0     5 3 0
Michigan 2 3 0     3 4 1
Indiana 2 4 0     4 4 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1928 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1928 college football season. The team's head coach was Elton Wieman. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 6, 1928 Ohio Wesleyan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 7–17   17,877
October 13, 1928 Indiana Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 0–6   25,896
October 20, 1928 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 7–19   72,439
October 27, 1928 Wisconsin Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 0–7   58,259
November 3, 1928 Illinois Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 3–0   78,229
November 10, 1928 at Navy* Baltimore StadiumBaltimore, MD T 6–6   28,433
November 17, 1928 Michigan State* Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 3–0   28,067
November 24, 1928 Iowadagger Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 10–7   53,572
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

Players[edit]

Varsity letter winners[edit]

The following players won varsity letters for their work on the 1928 football team:[1]

  • Marshall H. Boden - end
  • Alan Bovard - started 6 games at center
  • Francis M. Cornwell - end
  • Raymond A. Cragin - started 2 games at center, 2 games at left guard, 1 game at right tackle
  • Alvin G. Dahlem - started 2 games at right halfback, 1 game at left halfback
  • Leo Draveling - started 7 games at right end
  • Joe Gembis - started 5 games at fullback
  • Walter E. Geistert - halfback
  • Daniel W. Holmes - halfback
  • Stanley J. Hozer - started 2 games at fullback
  • Bruce W. Hulburt - started 4 games at right tackle
  • J. Wilfred Orwig - started 1 games at right end
  • Howard W. Poe - started 6 games at left guard, 1 game at right guard
  • Otto Pommerening - started 7 games at left tackle, 1 game at left end
  • Edwin B. Poorman - tackle
  • George E. Rich - started 4 games at quarterback, 2 games at left halfback, 1 game at right halfback, 1 game at fullback
  • James Simrall - started 3 games at left halfback, 2 games at right halfback
  • George G. Squier - started 1 game at right guard, 1 game at right tackle
  • Alfred E. Steinke - started 6 games at right guard
  • Harvey G. Straub - started 3 games at quarterback
  • John H. G. Totzke - started 1 game at left halfback, 1 game at right halfback
  • Joseph Truskowski - started 7 games at left end, 1 game at left tackle
  • John R. Wheeler - started 2 games at right halfback, 1 game at left halfback
  • Richard Jamison Williams - started 2 games at right tackle

aMa letter winners[edit]

The following players won aMa letters for their work on the 1928 football team:[1]

  • Carl J. Bauer
  • Milton E. Bergman - tackle
  • Clarence A. Biedenweg - halfback
  • Frank P. Brown - quarterback
  • William A. Brown - center
  • Clare F. Carter - end
  • Thomas M. Cook - center
  • William J. Dansby - fullback
  • Harold H. Hager - tackle
  • Morris Hughes - fullback
  • Douglass Kerr - end
  • Richard M. Lytle - fullback
  • Jennings McBride - halfback
  • Ernest B. McCoy - end
  • Robert O. Morgan - guard
  • Ray F. Parker - guard
  • Robert J. Patton - center
  • Marion A. Sherwood - center
  • Harsen (Hansen?) A. Smith - end
  • Dominic E. Sullo
  • John C. Widman - halfback
  • John D. Whittle - halfback; started 1 game at quarterback
  • Donald L. Wilson

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Captain: George Rich
  • All-Americans: Otto Pommerening
  • All-Conference: Otto Pommerening
  • Most Valuable Player: Otto Pommerening
  • Meyer Morton Award: Danny Holmes

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1929 Michiganesian, "1928 Varsity Football Team," page 190.

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