1901 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceSouthern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1901 record7–2 (2–1 SIAA)
Head coachCharles O. Jenkins (1st season)
CaptainAlbert M. Carr
Seasons
← 1900
1902 →
1901 SIAA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt 4 0 0     6 1 1
Clemson 2 0 1     3 1 1
LSU 2 1 0     5 1 0
North Carolina 2 1 0     7 2 0
Tulane 2 1 0     4 2 0
Alabama 2 1 2     2 1 2
Auburn 2 2 1     2 3 1
Tennessee 1 1 2     3 3 2
Mississippi A&M 1 2 0     2 2 1
Cumberland 0 1 0     0 1 0
Kentucky State 0 2 0     2 6 1
Ole Miss 0 4 0     2 4 0
Georgia 0 4 2     1 5 2
† – Conference champion

The 1901 North Carolina Tar Heels football team was an American football team that represented the University of North Carolina as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) during the 1901 SIAA season. In its first season under head coach Charles O. Jenkins, the team compiled a 7–2 record (2–1 against SIAA opponents). Albert M. Carr was the team captain.[1][2][3] The team was suspended from the conference in 1902 for paying baseball players.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 12Oak Ridge Military Academy*Chapel Hill, NCW 28–0[4]
October 16North Carolina A&M*Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)W 39–0[5]
October 19[[{{{school}}}|Guilford]]*Chapel Hill, NCW 42–0[6]
October 26at Davidson*Davidson, NCW 6–0[7]
November 2vs. GeorgiaAtlanta, GAW 27–0[8]
November 4at Auburn
W 10–0[9]
November 19at North Carolina A&M*Raleigh, NCW 30–0[10]
November 23vs. Virginia*Norfolk, VA (rivalry)L 6–235,000[11]
November 28vs. ClemsonCharlotte, NCL 10–22[12]
  • *Non-conference game

Players[edit | edit source]

Line[edit | edit source]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown Prep school Height Weight Age
Tod R. Brem guard
Walter Council center, tackle Council, North Carolina
Albert Lyman Cox end Raleigh, North Carolina
Frank Foust tackle 190
Addison R. Hester guard
George L. Jones guard
H. M. Jones center
William F. Smathers end

Backfield[edit | edit source]

Player Position Games
started
Hometown
Albert Carr fullback
Louis Graves quarterback Chapel Hill, North Carolina
James W. Gulick halfback

Subs[edit | edit source]

Player Position
John Donnelly halfback
William Jacocks quarterback
Metrah Makeley quarterback

Unlisted[edit | edit source]

Player Position
W. F. Carr
J. E. Cocke
K. Gant
A. W. Graham
G. W. Graham
Earle P. Holt
R. R. Williams

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Yackety Yack, 1902
  2. "North Carolina Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. 2010. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/n/north_carolina/1900-1904_yearly_results.php. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  3. "North Carolina Tar Heels 1901 Football Schedule". Tar Heel Times. 2010. http://www.tarheeltimes.com/schedulefootball-1901.aspx. Retrieved 2010-10-24.
  4. "The University Defeats Oak Ridge in Football". Charlotte Daily Observer: p. 3. October 13, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29734533/the_university_defeats_oak_ridge_in/.
  5. "Given a Drubbing: A. and M. Used Up on the Gridiron". The News and Observer: p. 1. October 17, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29734618/given_a_drubbing_a_and_m_used_up_on/.
  6. "The University Team Defeats Guilford College, 42 to 0". Charlotte Daily Observer: p. 3. October 20, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29711296/the_university_team_defeats_guilford/.
  7. "Kicks and Thumps With the Pigskin: North Carolina Slugs Davidson to Slumber". The News and Observer: p. 10. October 27, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29711357/kicks_and_thumps_with_the_pigskin/.
  8. "Tarheels Take Easy Victory From Georgia's Light Team". The Atlanta Constitution: p. 11. November 3, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29711012/tarheels_take_easy_victory_from/.
  9. "Auburn Does Well: Tar Heels Unable To Cross Line". The Montgomery Advertiser: p. 10. November 5, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29711416/auburn_does_well_tar_heels_unable_to/.
  10. "Varsity Eleven Does Up A and M: Score 30 to 0 When Darkness Came On". The Tar Heel: p. 1. November 20, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29734790/varsity_eleven_does_up_a_and_m_score/.
  11. "Orange and Blue Win; Hold Pennant Still". The Times 16. November 24, 1901. https://virginiachronicle.com/cgi-bin/virginia?a=d&d=T19011124&e=--1899---1901--en-20--1--txt-txIN-%22bradley+walker%22------.
  12. "Clemson Beats the Tar Heels in Charlotte". The Morning Post: p. 1. November 29, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29694228/clemson_beats_the_tar_heels_in_charlotte/.

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