1934 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1934 Michigan Wolverines football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1934 record 1–7 (0–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Harry Kipke (6th year)
MVP Gerald Ford
Captain Thomas Austin
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
« 1933 1935 »
1934 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota 5 0 0     8 0 0
#8 Ohio State 5 1 0     7 1 0
#4 Illinois 4 1 0     7 1 0
Purdue 3 1 0     5 3 0
Wisconsin 2 3 0     4 4 0
Northwestern 2 3 0     3 5 0
Chicago 2 4 0     4 4 0
Indiana 1 3 1     3 3 2
Iowa 1 3 1     2 5 1
Michigan 0 6 0     1 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1934 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1934 college football season. The team's head coach was Harry Kipke. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 6, 1934 Michigan State* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 0–16   25,644
October 13, 1934 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL L 0–27   18,013
October 20, 1934 Georgia Tech* Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 9–2   20,901
October 27, 1934 Illinoisdagger Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 6–7   34,822
November 3, 1934 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 0–34   59,362
November 10, 1934 Wisconsin Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 0–10   21,963
November 17, 1934 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 0–34   68,678
November 24, 1934 Northwestern Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 6–13   19,196
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

Players[edit]

Varsity letter winners[edit]

The following 25 players received varsity letters for their participation on the 1934 Michigan football team.[1] For players who were starters, the list also includes the number of games started by position.[2]

  • Robert Amrine, halfback, sophomore, London, Ohio[3] - started 1 game at right guard
  • Vincent J. Aug, halfback, junior[4] - started 5 games at left halfback
  • Thomas D. Austin, tackle, senior, Columbus, Ohio - started 7 games at right tackle
  • Chester C. Beard, guard, senior, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Frank S. Bissell, guard, sophomore, Hyannisport, Massachusetts
  • George A. Bolas, quarterback, junior, Chicago, Illinois
  • William Borgmann, guard, senior, Fort Wayne, Indiana - started 8 games at right tackle
  • Joseph O. Ellis, quarterback/halfback, sophomore, Eagle River, Wisconsin - started 1 game at right halfback
  • Chris Everhardus, halfback, sophomore, Kalamazoo, Michigan[5] - started 1 game at right halfback
  • Gerald Ford, center, senior, Grand Rapids, Michigan - started 8 games at center
  • Russell J. Fuog, center, senior, Chicago, Illinois
  • Cloyce E. Hanshue, guard, sophomore, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Willard H. Hildebrand, guard/tackle, senior, Saginaw, Michigan[6] - started 8 games at left guard
  • Tage Jacobson, tackle, senior, Detroit, Michigan[7] - started 1 game at right tackle
  • Ferris Jennings, quarterback, sophomore, Ann Arbor, Michigan - started 7 games at quarterback
  • Russ Oliver, fullback, senior, Pontiac, Michigan - started 1 game at quarterback
  • Matt Patanelli, end, sophomore, Elkhart, Indiana - started 6 games at left end, 1 game at right end, 1 game at right halfback
  • John Regeczi, fullback, senior, Muskegon Heights, Michigan - started 4 games at right halfback, 2 games at fullback, 1 game at left halfback
  • Steve Remias, fullback, junior, Chicago, Illinois - started 1 game at fullback
  • Michael Savage, end, junior, Dearborn, Michigan - started 2 games at left end, 2 games at right end
  • Harold W. Sears, Jr., guard, sophomore, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Cedric C. Sweet, fullback, sophomore, Fremont, Michigan[8] - started 5 games at fullback
  • Howard Triplehorn, halfback, junior, Bluffton, Ohio - started 1 game at left halfback
  • John Viergever, tackle, junior, Algonac, Michigan[9] - started 8 games at left tackle
  • Willis Ward, end, senior, Detroit, Michigan - started 5 games at right end, 1 game at left halfback, 1 game at right halfback

Varsity reserves[edit]

The following six players were identified as varsity reserves on the roster of the 1934 Michigan football team.[1]

  • David G. Barnett, halfback, sophomore, Detroit, Michigan
  • Ernest C. Johnson, end, junior, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Winfred Nelson, halfback, Greenville, Michigan
  • Harry J. Pillinger, quarterback, Whitehall, Michigan
  • John A. Rieck, end, sophomore, Detroit, Michigan
  • Harry T. Wright, tackle, sophomore, Mount Clemens, Michigan

Others[edit]

The following players were also include on the roster of the 1934 Michigan football team.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "University of Michigan Football Rosters: 1934". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 
  2. ^ "1934 Football Team". Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 
  3. ^ Robert Y. Amrine, born March 14, 1914, died October 3, 1993, SSN issued Ohio, last address Polson, Montana
  4. ^ J. Vincent Aug, born September 4, 1914, died July 5, 2007, last address Cincinnati, Ohio
  5. ^ Chris Everhardus, born April 12, 1915, died March 1982, last address in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  6. ^ Willard H. Hildebrand, born October 18, 1913, died August 23, 2005, last address Venice, Florida
  7. ^ Tage Jacobson, August 29, 1913, died June 1940, SSN issued in Michigan
  8. ^ Cedric Sweet, born July 16, 1914, died October 1984, last address Southfield, Michigan
  9. ^ John D. Viergever, born July 16, 1913, died November 30, 1989, last address Fremont, Michigan

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