American Football Database
1894 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1894 record4–3
Head coachLouis Vail (1st season)
CaptainJames E. Pfeffer
Home stadiumIllinois Field
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The 1894 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1894 college football season. In their first season under head coach Louis Vail, the Illini compiled a 4–3 record.[1] Tackle James E. Pfeffer was the team captain.[2][3]


October 6at Wabash*
  • Ingalls Field
  • Crawfordsville, IN
W 36–6
October 13at Chicago Athletic Assoc.*
L 0–14
October 20Lake Forest*W 54–6
November 3Northwestern*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL (Series)
W 66–0
November 17Purdue*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL (Series)
L 2–22
November 24Indianapolis Artillery*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 14–18
November 29at Pastime Athletic Club*W 10–0
  • *Non-conference game

Source: [1]


  • Baum, Harry W. QB
  • Beebe, Charles D. RG
  • Branch, James M. LE/T
  • Chester, Guy J. LHB
  • Cooper, Paul H. RE
  • Fouts, L.H. LG
  • Gaut, Robert E. C
  • Hotchkiss, R.J. RHB
  • Kiler, William H. FB
  • Lantz, Simon E. LG
  • Pfeffer, James E. RT (captain)
  • Pixley, Arthur H. LT
  • Quade, John C. LE
  • Schacht, Frederick W. RE
  • Sconce, Harvey J. LHB
  • Sweney, Don LG
  • Tilton, Harry W. QB
  • Woody, Frederick W. QB


  • none

Source: University of Illinois[4]