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1886 Michigan Wolverines football team

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Conference  Independent
Head coach  None
1886 record  2–0
Home stadium  Ann Arbor Fairgrounds
1886 Michigan Wolverines football team
Captain  Horace Greely Prettyman

The 1886 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1886 college football season. The team played only two games, both against Albion College. Michigan won both games by a combined score of 74 to 0. Charles D. Wright, a senior from Minneapolis, Minnesota, scored six touchdowns in the first game. The manager and goalkeeper was John L. Duffy, a senior from Ann Arbor.


Horace Prettyman

The team's captain was Horace Greely Prettyman, from Bryan, Ohio. Prettyman played eight years for the Michigan football team and was captain of the Michigan team three straight years from 1884 to 1886. No other player in the history of Michigan football has been selected as captain three times. In Prettyman's three years as captain, Michigan never lost a game, winning seven games and outscoring opponents 192 to 10.

Varsity letter winners

  • Charles N. Banks, New Buffalo, Michigan - forward
  • Frank F. Bumps, Shelby, Michigan - forward
  • James E. Duffy, Ann Arbor, Michigan - halfback
  • John L. Duffy - Ann Arbor, Michigan - goalkeeper and manager
  • William W. Harless, Chicago, Illinois - substitute
  • Frank G. Higgins from Butte, Montana - forward
  • George C. Higgins - forward
  • John Jaycox, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - halfback
  • Alexander C. Kiskadden, Tiffin, Ohio - forward
  • William M. Morrow, Union City, Pennsylvania - quarterback
  • Horace Greely Prettyman, Bryan, Ohio - forward
  • Charles D. Wright from Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Others

  • William C. Malley, Chicago, Illinois - substitute
  • Clifford C. Smith, Cleveland, Ohio - substitute
  • Ernest Sprague, Farmington, Michigan - rusher
  • William R. Trowbridge, Ann Arbor, Michigan - substitute
  • References

    1886 Michigan Wolverines football team Wikipedia

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