1890 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1890 record1–2
Head coachScott Williams
CaptainScott Williams
Home stadiumIllinois Field
1891 →

The 1890 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1890 college football season. The team was the first to represent the University of Illinois. Coached, captained and quarterbacked by Scott Williams, the team was not affiliated with a conference and compiled a 1–2 record.[1][2]


October 2at Illinois Wesleyan*Bloomington, ILL 0–16
November 22at Purdue*L 0–62
November 30Illinois Wesleyan*W 12–6
  • *Non-conference game

Source: College Football Data Warehouse[3]


  • Bowen, Herbert L. LE
  • Butler, William T. RR
  • Clarke, Edwin B. RE
  • Clarke, Frederick W. RG
  • Cook, James W. LE
  • Daughmer, F.U. LG
  • Furber, William A. LT
  • Gates, Andrew W. RG
  • Hart, Ralph W. LT
  • Higgins, Albert G. FB
  • Huff, George A. CR
  • McCartney, W.P. LR
  • Pillsbury, Arthur L. HB
  • Shattuck, Walt SB
  • Slater, William F. HB
  • Steele, James RT
  • Williams, Scott QB (capt)
  • Wright, Royal RT

Source: University of Illinois[4]


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