1893 Michigan Wolverines football
1893 record7–3
Head coachFrank Barbour (2nd season)
CaptainGeorge Dygert
Home stadiumRegents Field
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The 1893 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1893 college football season. The team, with Frank Barbour as head coach, compiled a 7–3 record and outscored its opponents by a combined score of 278 to 102. The Wolverines closed the season with a Thanksgiving Day game played in Chicago against Amos Alonzo Stagg's Chicago Maroons.


Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 7, 1893 Detroit Athletic Club Regents FieldAnn Arbor, MI W 6–0    
October 14, 1893 4:25 p.m. at Detroit Athletic Club D.A.C. grounds • Detroit, MI W 26–0   150
October 21, 1893 4:00 p.m. at Chicago University of Chicago Athletic Grounds • Chicago, IL L 10–6    
October 28, 1893 Minnesota Regents Field • Ann Arbor, MI L 34–20    
November 4, 1893 Wisconsin Regents Field • Ann Arbor, MI L 34–18   1,000
November 11, 1893 at Purdue Stuart FieldLafayette, IN W 46–8   2,000
November 13, 1893 at DePauw Greencastle, IN W 34–0    
November 18, 1893 Northwestern Regents Field • Ann Arbor, MI W 72–6   800
November 25, 1893 vs. Kansas Fairmount Oval • Kansas City, MO W 22–0   3,000
November 30, 1893 11:20 a.m. at Chicago Marshall Field • Chicago, IL W 28–10   2,000
All times are in Eastern Time.


Varsity letter winnersEdit

Player Position Games
Hometown HeightWeight
William Irving Aldrich[1] Tackle Coldwater, Michigan5' 10"175
James Baird Quarterback Chicago, Illinois5' 6"145
Arthur C. Bartels[2] Halfback Wilton Center, Illinois5' 10"170
Horace L. Dyer Halfback St. Louis, Missouri5' 11"175
George Dygert Halfback Ann Arbor, Michigan5' 4"160
Gustave Ferbert End Cleveland, Ohio5' 7½"140
Raynor Spalding Freund[3] Halfback Reserve, Montana5' 6½"134
George Greenleaf Quarterback Brazil, Indiana5' 6"130
Charles T. Griffin Tackle Kingsbury, Indiana5' 8"175
Willard Wilmer Griffin Center Wenona, Illinois 5' 9½165
Lawrence C. Grosh Halfback Toledo, Ohio5' 9"150
Ralph W. Hayes[4] End Galva, Illinois6' 1½"187
Frederick W. Henninger Guard Barberton, Ohio5' 10½"175
John W. Hollister Halfback Beloit, Wisconsin5' 8"163
James H. Hooper Guard Butte, Montana6' 2½"210
Heman B. Leonard Halfback Bloomington, Illinois5' 8"155
James L. D. Morrison Tackle Morrisonville, Illinois5' 11"170
Louis P. Paul Halfback Massillon, Ohio5' 11"160
Henry M. Senter End Houghton, Michigan5' 11"157
Roger Sherman End Chicago, Illinois5' 7"145
C.H. Smith Center 5' 10230
Giovanni R. "Count" Villa Tackle Walla Walla, Washington5' 7"195


  • George Jason Cadwell, Chicago, Illinois
  • Harry Hadden, Chicago, Illinois
  • George A. Marston, Bay City, Michigan[5]
  • Edwin Andrew Murbach[6]
  • John Whitcome Reynolds,[7] Detroit
  • Edward James Ryan, Detroit
  • James W. Van Dusen, Cleveland, Ohio

Coaching and training staffEdit


  1. William Irving Aldricth, died at Topeka, Kansas, October, 1916, aged 44. Buried at Coldwater, Mich.
  2. Arthur Calvin Bartels later practiced law in Denver and served in the Colorado House of Representatives.
  3. Raynor Spalding Freund, born March 20, 1872, at Port Huron, Michigan. He graduated from high school in Champion, Michigan, in 1890, and attended the Hopkins School in Boston. In 1892, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, graduating with a M.D. degree from the Department of Medicine and Surgery, 1899. At the time of the 1900 and 1910 U.S. Censuses, he was residing in Butte, Montana with his parents. Freund and his father, Isadore Freund, were doctors. He married Sue McLanahan at Butte, Montana, in 1904. He died February 26, 1915, at Butte, Montana.
  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson Hayes was born February 19, 1872, in Stark County, Illinois. He married Estella Mink in 1896. He returned to Galva, Illinois, where he became a manufacturer and inventor. Among other things, he invented the Hayes pump, used in irrigation and agriculture. His company was known as the Hayes Pump & Planter Co., in that city. He died February 11, 1932.
  5. George A. Marston, born January 10, 1873, at Bay City, Michigan. Practiced law in Detroit until 1906 and thereafter in Bay City.
  6. Edwin Andrew Murbach, born December 15, 1869, at Archbold, Ohio. Later returned to Ohio and practiced as a doctor in Fulton County.
  7. John Whitcome Reynolds, born Jacksonport, Wisconsin, October 1, 1875; LL.B., University of Wisconsin, 1902; married Madge Flatley, July 17, 1906.
  8. Eugene Batavia, born August 8, 1873, at Breslau, Germany. Graduated from Kansas City High School. He served on the board of directors of the University of Michigan Athletic Association while he was a student. He returned to Kansas City as a lawyer after attending Michigan. He died June 16, 1915 and is buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Kansas City.

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