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1928 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1928 record3–4–1 (2–3 Big Ten)
Head coachElton Wieman (2nd season)
MVPOtto Pommerening
CaptainGeorge Rich
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1927
1929 →
1928 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Illinois 4 1 0     7 1 0
#4T Wisconsin 3 1 1     7 1 1
Minnesota 4 2 0     6 2 0
#6T Iowa 3 2 0     6 2 0
Ohio State 3 2 0     5 2 1
Purdue 2 2 1     5 2 1
Northwestern 2 3 0     5 3 0
Michigan 2 3 0     3 4 1
Indiana 2 4 0     4 4 0
Chicago 0 5 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from Dickinson System

The 1928 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1928 college football season. The team's head coach was Elton Wieman. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 6, 1928* [[{{{school}}}|Ohio Wesleyan]] Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 17–7   17,877
October 13, 1928 Indiana Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 6–0   25,896
October 20, 1928 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 19–7   72,439
October 27, 1928 Wisconsin Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 7–0   58,259
November 3, 1928 Illinois Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 3–0   78,229
November 10, 1928* at Navy Baltimore StadiumBaltimore, MD T 6–6   28,433
November 17, 1928* Michigan State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 3–0   28,067
November 24, 1928† Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 10–7   53,572
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

PlayersEdit

Varsity letter winnersEdit

The following players won varsity letters for their work on the 1928 football team:[1]

  • Marshall H. Boden - end
  • Alan Bovard - started 6 games at center
  • Francis M. Cornwell - end
  • Raymond A. Cragin - started 2 games at center, 2 games at left guard, 1 game at right tackle
  • Alvin G. Dahlem - started 2 games at right halfback, 1 game at left halfback
  • Leo Draveling - started 7 games at right end
  • Joe Gembis - started 5 games at fullback
  • Walter E. Geistert - halfback
  • Daniel W. Holmes - halfback
  • Stanley J. Hozer - started 2 games at fullback
  • Bruce W. Hulburt - started 4 games at right tackle
  • J. Wilfred Orwig - started 1 games at right end
  • Howard W. Poe - started 6 games at left guard, 1 game at right guard
  • Otto Pommerening - started 7 games at left tackle, 1 game at left end
  • Edwin B. Poorman - tackle
  • George E. Rich - started 4 games at quarterback, 2 games at left halfback, 1 game at right halfback, 1 game at fullback
  • James Simrall - started 3 games at left halfback, 2 games at right halfback
  • George G. Squier - started 1 game at right guard, 1 game at right tackle
  • Alfred E. Steinke - started 6 games at right guard
  • Harvey G. Straub - started 3 games at quarterback
  • John H. G. Totzke - started 1 game at left halfback, 1 game at right halfback
  • Joseph Truskowski - started 7 games at left end, 1 game at left tackle
  • John R. Wheeler - started 2 games at right halfback, 1 game at left halfback
  • Richard Jamison Williams - started 2 games at right tackle

aMa letter winnersEdit

The following players won aMa letters for their work on the 1928 football team:[1]

  • Carl J. Bauer
  • Milton E. Bergman - tackle
  • Clarence A. Biedenweg - halfback
  • Frank P. Brown - quarterback
  • William A. Brown - center
  • Clare F. Carter - end
  • Thomas M. Cook - center
  • William J. Dansby - fullback
  • Harold H. Hager - tackle
  • Morris Hughes - fullback
  • Douglass Kerr - end
  • Richard M. Lytle - fullback
  • Jennings McBride - halfback
  • Ernest B. McCoy - end
  • Robert O. Morgan - guard
  • Ray F. Parker - guard
  • Robert J. Patton - center
  • Marion A. Sherwood - center
  • Harsen (Hansen?) A. Smith - end
  • Dominic E. Sullo
  • John C. Widman - halfback
  • John D. Whittle - halfback; started 1 game at quarterback
  • Donald L. Wilson

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Captain: George Rich
  • All-Americans: Otto Pommerening
  • All-Conference: Otto Pommerening
  • Most Valuable Player: Otto Pommerening
  • Meyer Morton Award: Danny Holmes

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1929 Michiganesian, "1928 Varsity Football Team," page 190.

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