1920 Michigan Wolverines football team
|1920 Michigan Wolverines football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1920 record||5–2 (2–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Fielding H. Yost (20th year)|
|Home stadium||Ferry Field|
|1920 Big Ten football standings|
|Ohio State $||5||–||0||–||0||7||–||1||–||0|
The 1920 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1920 college football season. The team's head coach was Fielding H. Yost. The Wolverines played their home games at Ferry Field.
|October 9||Case*||Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI||W 35–0||10,000|
|October 16||Michigan Agricultural*||Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry)||W 35–0||20,000|
|October 23||Illinois||Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI (Series)||L 6–7||30,000|
|October 30||Tulane*||Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI||W 21–0||13,000|
|November 6||at Ohio State||Ohio Field • Columbus, OH (Rivalry)||L 7–14|
|November 13||Chicago||Ferry Field • Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry)||W 14–0||25,000|
|November 20||at Minnesota||Northrop Field • Minneapolis, MI (Little Brown Jug)||W 3–0||22,000|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.|
Varsity letter winners
The following 16 players received their "M" letter for their play on the 1920 football team.
- Ted Bank, Flint, Michigan - started 3 games at quarterback
- Franklin Cappon, Holland, Michigan - started 7 games at left end
- Abe Cohn, Spokane, Washington - started 1 game at left halfback
- John Dunn, Ann Arbor, Michigan - started 4 games at quarterback
- Robert J. Dunne, Chicago, Illinois - started 7 games at left guard
- Paul G. Goebel, Grand Rapids, Michigan - started 7 games at right end
- Angus Goetz, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan - started 7 games at left tackle
- James Edwards Johns, Lansing, Michigan - started 2 games at right tackle
- Viggo O. Nelson, Ann Arbor, Michigan - started 7 games at fullback
- John Perrin, Escanaba, Michigan - started 2 games at right halfback
- Frank Steketee, Grand Rapids, Michigan - started 3 games at right halfback, 1 game at left halfback
- Eddie Usher, Toledo, Ohio - started 6 games at left halfback, 1 game at right halfback
- William J. Van Orden, Ann Arbor, Michigan - guard (not listed as starter in any games)
- Ernie Vick, Toledo, Ohio - started 7 games at center
- Elton Wieman, Los Angeles, California - started 5 games at right tackle
- Hugh E. Wilson, Grand Rapids, Michigan - started 6 games at right guard
aMa letter winners
The following 13 players were awarded "aMa" letters for their work as backups on the 1920 team:
- Grenville Andrews, St. Louis, Missouri - halfback
- Allen R. Bailey, Cedar Falls, Iowa - halfback
- William Fortune, Springfield, Illinois - guard
- George M. Gilmore, Ann Arbor, Michigan - tackle
- Louis C. Lehman, Newark, New Jersey - end
- Charles C. Kreis, Detroit, Michigan
- Meyer Paper, St. Paul, Minnesota - halfback
- Charles C. Petro, Elyria, Ohio - guard
- George E. Planck, Lansing, Michigan - guard
- Richard H. Rowland, Buffalo, New York - end
- John G. Searle, Evanston, Illinois - quarterback
- Charles E. Trout, Toledo, Ohio
- Horace Wachter, Toledo, Ohio - guard
Awards and honors
- Captain: Angus Goetz
- All-Americans: Angus Goetz (Walter Camp, 2nd team); Elton Wieman (Lawrence Perry, 2nd team)
- All-Western: Ernie Vick, Frank Steketee (Eckersall, 1st team), Angus Goetz (Eckersall, 2nd team), Franklin Cappon (Eckersall, 2nd team)
- Head coach: Fielding H. Yost
- Assistant coaches: Prentiss Douglass, A. J. Sturzenegger, Robert Watson, Edwin Mather, Derril Pratt
- Trainer: Archie Hahn, William Fallon
- Manager: Robert E. McKean
- "Michigan Beats Tulane, 21 to 0". Detroit Free Press. October 31, 1920. p. Sports 1.
- Viggo O. Nelson, born January 16, 1895, Racine, Wisconsin. He was the son of Danish parents. In 1930, he was the secretary at the YMCA in Ann Arbor. Died February 1971, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- John Stephenson Perrin, born February 4, 1898, Escanaba, Michigan. Died June 1969, Detroit, Michigan.
- Hugh Edward Wilson, born June 14, 1899. In 1930, he was a lawyer living in Ionia, Michigan.
- Grenville Andrews, born April 24, 1899, died October 1973, SSN issued Illinois, last address Des Moines, Iowa
- Meyer Paper, born April 28, 1899, died June 1980, SSN issued Minnesota, last address, St. Paul, MN
- Charles C. Petro, born September 25, 1900, Ohio. Died August 10, 1986, Westlake, Ohio.
- Horace Wachter, born November 26, 1900, died January 1982, SSN issued Ohio, last address Toledo, Ohio
- "Camp Names Gridiron Stars". Post-Standard (Syracuse). 1920-12-15.
- "Perry Selects the Best Foot Ball Players". Lebanon Daily News. 1920-12-02.