1900 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1900 record7–3–2 (1–3–2 Western)
Head coachFred Smith (1st season)
CaptainArthur R. Hall
Home stadiumIllinois Field
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Template:1900 Western Conference football standings The 1900 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1900 Western Conference football season. In their first season under head coach Fred Smith, the Illini compiled a 7–3–2 record and finished in eighth place in the Western Conference.[1] End/halfback Arthur R. Hall was the team captain.[2]


September 29[[{{{school}}}|Rose Polytechnic]]*W 26–0
October 3DePauw*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 63–0
October 6[[{{{school}}}|Illinois Wesleyan]]*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 21–0
October 10Physicians & Surgeons*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 6–0
October 13[[{{{school}}}|Knox]]*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 16–0
October 16[[{{{school}}}|Lombard]]*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 35–0
October 20at NorthwesternT 0–0
October 27Michigan
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL (series)
L 0–12
November 3Purdue
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL (rivalry)
W 17–5
November 25at MinnesotaL 0–23
October 14at IndianaT 0–0
November 11at WisconsinL 0–27
  • *Non-conference game



1900 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
TE Adsit, Bertram W.Bertram W. Adsit
FB Briggs, Claude P.Claude P. Briggs
T, G Cayou, C.M.C.M. Cayou
HB, TE Cook, James F.James F. Cook
TE Diener, Walter G.Walter G. Diener
HB, TE Hall, Arthur R.Arthur R. Hall (C)
G Hanson, Martin E.Martin E. Hanson
T Lindgren, Justa M.Justa M. Lindgren
T, C Lowenthal, ArthurArthur Lowenthal
FB Lundgren, Carl L.Carl L. Lundgren
HB Martin, Robert W.Robert W. Martin
QB Mathews, C.M.C.M. Mathews
QB Muhl, Fred L.Fred L. Muhl
HB, TE Pollard, E.R.E.R. Pollard
TE, G Rothgeb, Claude J.Claude J. Rothgeb
C Smock, Walter F.Walter F. Smock
G Stahl, GarlandGarland Stahl
C Wilson, Joseph W.Joseph W. Wilson
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
QB Ahlswede, A.C.A.C. Ahlswede
G Allen, Lawrence T.Lawrence T. Allen
C Arnold, F.J.F.J. Arnold
HB, TE Bell, O.C.O.C. Bell
HB Brown, LewisLewis Brown
HB Chamberlain, C.C.C.C. Chamberlain
T, G Clayton, Clark M.Clark M. Clayton
C, G Coons, W.W. Coons
G, TE Doud, William O.William O. Doud
G Fairchild, Lawrence S.D.Lawrence S.D. Fairchild
T Fishback, M.M.M.M. Fishback
T Gilmour, J.C.J.C. Gilmour
HB, FB Jutton, LeeLee Jutton
TE Landon, T.H.T.H. Landon
T McKnight, William A.William A. McKnight
TE McMillan, E.A.E.A. McMillan
HB, TE Reniff, E.E.E.E. Reniff
T Waldorf, A.L.A.L. Waldorf
HB, FB White, J.D.J.D. White
Head coach

Fred Smith

Coordinators/assistant coaches

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Last update: November 16, 2016



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