1892 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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1892 North Carolina Tar Heels football
North Carolina Tar Heels football team (1892).png
Southern Co-Champion
Conference Independent
1892 record 5-1
Head coach None
Captain Mike Hoke
« 1891 1893 »

The 1892 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina in the 1892 college football season. They played six games with a final record of 5-1. The team captain for the 1892 season was Mike Hoke. The team claims a southern title even though it was defeated by Virginia, for it beat the Cavaliers in a rematch.[1] Those games with UVA mark the beginning of the South's Oldest Rivalry.


Date Opponent Site Result
October 22 at Richmond* Richmond, VA W 40–0  
October 23 at Virginia* Madison Hall Field • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry) L 18–30  
November 12 at Trinity* Durham, NC (Rivalry) W 24–0  
November 23 vs. A&M College of Alabama* Atlanta, GA W 64–0  
November 24 at Vanderbilt* Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 24–0  
November 26 vs. Virginia* Atlanta, GA (Rivalry) W 26–0  
*Non-conference game.


Varsity lettermen[edit]

First award:

Second award:

  • James Crawford Biggs, end
  • William Pinckney
  • Martin Currie
  • Norfleet Mann Gibbs, end
  • George Roscoe Little, tackle

Third award:

  • Alfred Smith Barnard, quarterback
  • Michael Hoke, halfback
  • Walter "Pete" Murphy, center
  • Howard Burton Shaw
  • Eugene Malcolm Snipes[2]


  1. ^ "All-Southern Champions In 1892". The Charlotte Observer. November 26, 1922. Retrieved March 4, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ "1892 UNC Football Roster". Retrieved March 5, 2015.