Detroit Titans football

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Detroit Titans football
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First season 1892
Home stadium University of Detroit Stadium
Stadium capacity 20,000
Location Detroit, Michigan
All-time record 308–204–24 (.597)
Claimed national titles 1

The Detroit Titans were the college football team representing the University of Detroit from 1896 to 1964. In 1928, the Detroit Titans won a College Football National Championship under Gus Dorais, with a record of 9-0-0.

Championships[edit]

Head coaching records[edit]

Head Coach Years Seasons Record Pct.
William S. Robinson 1896–1899 4 13–5–1 .700
John C. Mackey 1900–1901 2 6–6–0 .500
Edward Ryan 1902, 1906 2 7–5–1 .577
Alfred W. Debo 1903–1904 2 6–6–0 .500
George A. Kelly 1907, 1909–1910 3 7–5–2 .571
Royal R. Campbell 1911–1912 2 8–6–1 .567
George M. Lawton 1913–1914 2 6–6–3 .500
Harry Costello 1915–1916 2 4–7–2 .385
James F. Duffy 1917, 1919–1922, 1924 6 43–12–1 .777
Germany Schulz 1923 1 4–3–2 .556
Gus Dorais 1925–1942 18 113–48–7 .693
Chuck Baer 1945–1950 6 35–21–1 .623
Dutch Clark 1951–1953 3 13–17–0 .433
Wally Fromhart 1954–1958 5 19–25–2 .435
Jim Miller 1959–1961 3 18–10–0 .643
John Idzik 1962–1964 3 6–21–1 .232

Notable personnel[edit]

Name Position Years Notes
Grady Alderman Lineman 1950s Played in NFL, 1960-1974
Vince Banonis Center 1939-1941 Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
Dan Boisture End 1947-1948 Head coach at Eastern Michigan, 1967-1973
Lloyd Brazil Halfback 1927-1929 All-American; inducted into Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
Walt Cassidy End 1920s Played in NFL, 1924
Walt Clago End Played in NFL, 1921-1922
Bill Dando Halfback 1956-1968 Head coach at Buffalo, 1977-1979
Andy Farkas Fullback 1930s Played for Washington Redskins, 1938-1944
Norm Harvey Tackle 1920s Played in NFL, 1925-1929
Harvey Long Lineman 1920s Played in NFL, 1929-1930
Elmer Madarik Halfback 1940s Played for Detroit Lions 1945-1948
Ted Marchibroda Quarterback 1950s Played and coached in the NFL for over 40 years, 1953-1998
Doug Nott Halfback 1930s Played for Detroit Lions in 1935
Bill O'Neill Halfback 1930s Played for Detroit Lions in 1935 and Cleveland Rams and in 1937
Lee Riley Defensive back 1950s Played in NFL and AFL, 1955-1962
Jim Shorter Defensive back 1960s Played in NFL, 1948-1956
Jack Simmons Lineman 1940s Played in NFL, 1962-1969
Steve Stonebreaker Linebacker 1960s Played in NFL, 1962-1968
Tillie Voss End 1920s Played in NFL, 1921-1929

Players in the NFL Draft[edit]

Key

B Back K Kicker NT Nose tackle
C Center LB Linebacker FB Fullback
DB Defensive back P Punter HB Halfback
DE Defensive end QB Quarterback WR Wide receiver
DT Defensive tackle RB Running back G Guard
E End T Offensive tackle TE Tight end
Year Round Pick in round Overall pick Player Team Position
1965 11 2 142 Steve Mass 49ers T
1964 17 10 234 Dennis Shaw Steelers C
1962 14 11 193 Jim Shorter Browns B
1961 11 10 150 Larry Vargo Lions E
1961 12 1 155 Steve Stonebreaker Vikings E
1961 12 5 159 Frank Jackunas Steelers T
1961 16 1 211 Ted Karpowicz Vikings RB
1960 10 3 111 Grady Aldeman Lions T
1960 12 1 133 Tom Chapman Cardinals E
1959 15 5 173 Bruce Maher Lions B
1959 16 3 183 John Dingens Cardinals T
1958 24 1 278 John Jereck Packers T
1957 5 6 55 Perry Richards Steelers E
1955 4 11 48 Lee Riley Lions B
1954 8 3 88 Dennis McCotter Colts G
1954 16 6 187 Cas Krol Steelers T
1954 24 6 283 Jack Flanagan Steelers E
1954 25 8 297 Ray Zambiasi Eagles B
1953 1 5 5 Ted Marchibroda Steelers QB
1953 23 2 267 Ed Bierne Redskins E
1951 14 5 164 Lee Wittmer Lions T
1951 30 7 358 Ron Horwath Lions B
1950 5 13 66 Mike Kaysserian Eagles B
1950 9 4 109 Ed Wood Lions G
1950 16 4 200 Jerry Greiner Lions C
1950 24 6 306 Tom Finnin Giants T
1950 30 12 390 Jim Masey Browns B
1949 11 3 104 Edo Mencotti Yanks B
1948 7 3 48 Jack Kurkowski Redskins B
1947 9 2 67 Gene Malinowski Yanks C
1947 11 1 86 Pete Sullivan Lions T
1947 17 3 148 Jack Hart (American football) Redskins T
1947 28 1 256 Arch Kelly Lions E
1946 22 7 207 Jack Simmons Lions B
1946 23 8 218 Joe Pulte Lions E
1945 8 7 72 Russ Lowther Lions B
1945 26 7 270 Bob Ivory Lions G
1945 32 2 326 Tom Dorais Lions B
1944 18 3 178 Elmer Madarik Lions B
1942 4 4 29 Vince Banonis Cardinals C
1941 4 1 26 Al Ghesquiere Eagles B
1941 10 5 85 Ted Pavelec Lions T
1941 13 6 116 Cass Brovarney Giants G
1939 7 2 52 Eddie Palumbo Steelers B
1938 1 9 9 Andy Farkas Redskins B[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2011. pp. 70–75. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  2. ^ DraftHistory.com

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