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1951 Michigan Wolverines football team

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Conference  Big Ten Conference
MVP  Don Peterson
Home stadium  Michigan Stadium
1951 record  4–5 (4–2 Big Ten)
Captain  Bill Putich
1951 Michigan Wolverines football team
Head coach  Bennie Oosterbaan (4th year)

The 1951 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1951 Big Ten Conference football season. The team's head coach was Bennie Oosterbaan. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

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Players

  • Wes Bradford - started 6 games at right halfback
  • Donald Dugger - started 5 games at defensive left guard, 1 game at offensive left guard
  • Merritt Green - started 9 games at defensive left end
  • Tom Johnson - started 9 games at left tackle (offense and defense)
  • Peter Kinyon - started 7 games at offensive left guard, 1 game at offensive right guard
  • Don Oldham - started 7 games at defensive back, 1 game at left halfback
  • Dick O'Shaughnessy - started 9 games at center
  • Russ Osterman - started 9 games at defensive right end
  • Ben Pederson - started 8 games at right tackle
  • Lowell Perry - started 8 games at offensive left end, 1 game at right halfback, 3 games at safety
  • Don Peterson
  • Fred Pickard - started 8 games at offensive right end
  • Bill Putich - started 6 games at left halfback, 2 games at quarterback, 6 games at safety
  • Ralph Stribe - started 7 games at offensive right tackle
  • Robert Timm - started 9 games at defensive right guard
  • David Tinkham - started 9 games at defensive back, 2 games at left halfback
  • Ted Topor - started 7 games at quarterback, 8 games at linebacker
  • Thomas Witherspoon
  • Jim Wolter - started 8 games at offensive right guard, 1 game at offensive left guard
  • Roger Zatkoff - started 9 games at linebacker, 1 game at fullback
  • Awards and honors

  • Captain: Bill Putich
  • All-Americans: Lowell Perry (UP 3rd team, Central Press 2nd team), Tom Johnson (Chicago Tribune 1st-team)
  • All-Conference: Lowell Perry (AP and UP), Tom Johnson (AP and UP), Roger Zatkoff (UP)
  • Most Valuable Player: Don Peterson
  • Meyer Morton Award: Merritt Greene
  • Coaching staff

  • Head coach: Bennie Oosterbaan
  • Assistant coaches: Jack Blott, George Ceithaml, Cliff Keen, Ernest McCoy, Bill Orwig, Don Robinson, Walter Weber, J. T. White
  • Trainer: Jim Hunt
  • Manager: Leon Stock
  • References

    1951 Michigan Wolverines football team Wikipedia


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