|1882 Michigan Wolverines football|
|Head coach||no coach|
|Captain||William J. Olcott|
The 1882 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1882 college football season. The team played no outside games. The captain of the 1882 team was William J. Olcott.
Varsity letter winners
- Elmer Beach, quarterback, Atwood, Michigan
- Harry Bitner, rusher, Mt. Carroll, Illinois
- Hugh P. Borden, rusher, New Carlisle, Indiana
- Henry Brock, rusher, Holly, Michigan
- John Couch, rusher, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Richard G. DePuy, halfback, Jamestown, North Dakota
- Richard Millard Dott, halfback, Sioux City, Iowa
- Thomas H. Gilmore, goalkeeper, Chicago, Illinois
- William Harrison Mace, rusher
- William J. Olcott, three-quarter back, Ishpeming, Michigan
- Horace Prettyman, rusher, Bryan, Ohio
- Harry Bitner was born approximately 1861 in Illinois. He was listed as a resident of Mount Carroll, Illinois, in the 1870 and 1880 U.S. Censuses. He was the son of Harry Bitner, born c. 1829, a farmer, and Emma E. Bittner, born c. 1830.
- Hugh P. Borden was born in August 1858 in Indiana. He was listed as a resident of St. Joseph County, Indiana (either Olive or New Carlisle) in the 1870, 1900 and 1930 Censuses. In 1900, he was a farmer in Olive, residing with his wife Edith and children Clinton and Floyd. In 1930, he was engaged in general farming at New Carlisel.
- Richard Gay DePuy, born in 1855 at Ypsilanti, Michigan. Worked as a doctor in North Dakota. Died in 1923 at Jamestown, North Dakota.
- Richard M. Dott, born April 12, 1858, in Anamosa, Iowa, died May 3, 1930, became a lawyer in South Dakota and later Sioux City Sioux City, Iowa.
- Robert Campbell Gemmel was born on July 5, 1863 in Port Mathilda, PA, and received a degree in engineering from Michigan in 1884 and returned to Salt Lake City, where he was the assistant managing director of the Jackling allied porphyry minng properties He died on October 25, 1922, while traveling from Hurley, N.M., to Los Angeles. Biography published in the journal Mining and Metallurgy, Number 192, at pp. 36-37.
- 1882 Football Team – Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan Athletics History
- The Michigan Argonaut, 1882-1883
- The Chronicle, 1882-1883
- The Palladium, 1883
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