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1929 Michigan Wolverines football team

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Conference  Big Ten Conference
Head coach  Harry Kipke (1st year)
Captain  Joseph Truskowski
1929 record  5–3–1 (1–3–1 Big Ten)
MVP  James Simrall
Home stadium  Michigan Stadium
1929 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 1929 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1929 college football season. The team's head coach was Harry Kipke. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

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Pre-season

The 1928 Michigan team compiled a disappointing 3–4–1 record under head coach Elton Wieman. After months of strained relations between Wieman and athletic director Fielding H. Yost, Wieman was removed as the team's head coach in late May 1929. Two weeks later, Harry Kipke was hired as Michigan's new head coach. Kipke was an All-American halfback at Michigan in 1924 and had served as the head coach at Michigan Agricultural College in 1928. Upon being hired by Michigan, Kipke said, "Coaching Michigan is the greatest football job in America. I would be foolish to turn down such an offer. It has been one of my greatest ambitions in life."

Varsity letter winners

The following players won varsity letters for their work on the 1929 football team:

  • Howard Auer - started 5 games at right tackle, 2 games at left tackle
  • Alan Bovard - started 9 games at center
  • Francis M. Cornwell - started 1 game at right end
  • Norman J. Daniels - started 2 games at right halfback
  • Alvin G. Dahlem - started 3 games at right halfback, 2 games at left halfback
  • Leo Draveling - started 8 games at right end, 1 game at right tackle
  • Joe Gembis - started 5 games at fullback, 3 games at right halfback
  • Edward W. Hayden - started 5 games at left tackle, 1 game at right tackle
  • William M. Heston - halfback
  • Bill Hewitt - started 2 games at left end, 1 game at right end
  • Martin R. "Roy" Hudson - started 6 games at left halfback
  • Maynard Morrison - started 2 games at fullback, 1 game at left tackle
  • Ray F. Parker - guard
  • Howard W. Poe - guard; started 8 games at left guard, 1 game at right guard
  • Edwin B. Poorman - tackle; started 1 game at left tackle, 1 game at right tackle
  • Thomas G. Roach - started 1 game at right tackle
  • James Simrall - started 8 games at quarterback, 1 game at left halfback
  • Thorvald C. Sorenson - tackle
  • Alfred E. Steinke - started 8 games at right guard, 1 games at left guard
  • Joe Truskowski - end; started 7 games at left end, 1 game at quarterback, 1 game at right halfback
  • Jack Wheeler - started 2 games at fullback
  • Donald L. Wilson - halfback
  • aMa letter winners

    The following players won aMa letters for their work on the 1929 football team:

  • Carl J. Bauer - guard
  • Milton Bergman - tackle
  • Albert Berkowitz - back
  • Max Blaine
  • Frank P. Brown - quarterback
  • William A. Brown - center
  • Arthur W. Decker - guard
  • Ira L. Grinnell - guard
  • Nyal R. Hayes - end
  • Kirk Holland - quarterback
  • Thomas G. Justice - end
  • Omer LaJeunesse - fullback
  • Harold D. Lindsay - back
  • Harold Miller - back
  • R. O. Morgan - guard
  • Murray Mosser - end
  • S. H. Preoulman
  • Raymond Priest - back
  • Karl S. Richardson - guard
  • Tom C. Samuels - guard
  • Frederick B. Schantz - back
  • Jay H. Sikkenga - end
  • Ivan C. Smith - end
  • John C. Widman - back
  • Ralph Wills - back
  • Awards and honors

  • Captain: Joseph Truskowski
  • All-Conference: Alan Bovard
  • Most Valuable Player: James Simrall
  • Meyer Morton Award: Roy Hudson
  • Coaching staff

  • Head coach: Harry Kipke
  • Assistant coaches: Jack Blott, Franklin Cappon, Ray Courtright, Cliff Keen, Bennie Oosterbaan, George F. Veenker
  • Trainer: Charles B. Hoyt
  • Manager: Richard B. Fogarty, Arthur Highfield (assistant), Charles Reynolds (assistant), Herbert Grosberg (assistant), Hugh Clarke (assistant)
  • References

    1929 Michigan Wolverines football team Wikipedia


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