1931 Football Team

Overall Record: 8-1-1 Conference Record: 5-1
Conference Finish: 1st place tie
Coach: Harry G. Kipke
Captain: Roy Hudson
All-Americans: Maynard Morrison
All-Conference: Maynard Morrison, Harry Newman, Ivan Williamson, Bill Hewitt
Most Valuable Player: Bill Hewitt
Meyer Morton Award: Herman Everhardus
Trainer: Ray Roberts
Assistant coaches: Jack Blott, Franklin Cappon, Bennie Oosterbaan, Walter Weber
Manager: John Sauchuck, Rehn Nelson (ass't), Louis Columbo (ass't), Elbert Gage (ass't), William Jones (ass't)

OpponentDateSiteResult Attend.
Central St. Teachers 10/03 H W 27-0 13,169
Michigan Normal 10/03 H W 34-0 13,169
Chicago 10/10 H W 13-7 17,284
Ohio State 10/17 H L 7-20 58,026
Illinois 10/24 A W 35-0 33,496
Princeton 10/31 A W 21-0 14,797
Indiana 11/07 H W 22-0 26,410
Michigan State 11/14 H T 0-0 35,844
Minnesota (HC) 11/21 H W 6-0 37,251
Wisconsin 11/28 H W 16-0 9,190
Totals181-27 245,467

Starting Lineups                  
PositionPlayer
left end Fred Petoskey (6)
William Hewitt (4)
left tackle Howard Auer (8)
Francis Wistert
DuVal Goldsmith
left guard Omer LaJeunesse (4)
Stanley Hozer (3)
John Kowalik (2)
Leslie Douglass
center Maynard Morrison (9)
Thomas Cooke
right guard Omer LaJeunesse (4)
Stanley Hozer (3)
John Kowalik (2)
Leslie Frisk
right tackle Tom Samuels (8)
Howard Auer
Cecil Cantrill
right end Ivan Williamson (9)
Norman Daniels
quarterback Estel Tessmer (3)
Harry Newman (3)
Roy Hudson (2)
Louis Westover (2)
fullback William Hewitt (5)
Roy Hudson (4)
Roderick Cox
left halfback John Heston (4)
Stanley Fay (4)
Roy Hudson
Herman Everhardus
right halfback Stanley Fay (5)
John Heston (3)
Estil Tessmer
Roy Hudson

View full 1931 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1931 Team Photo
1931 team photo
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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Trainer Ray Roberts, Omer LaJeunesse, William Hewitt, Louis Westover, manager John Sauchuck
Fourth Row
Fielding Yost Jr, Charles DeBaker, Cecil Cantrill, Charles Bernard, Norm Daniels, Estel Tessmer
Third Row
Herman Everhardus, Franics Wistert, DuVal Goldsmith, Fred Petoskey, Howard Auer, Tom Samuels, John Kowalik, Stan Hozer
Second Row
Jay Sikkenga, Ivan Williamson, Director Fielding Yost, captain Roy Hudson, Coach Harry Kipke, John Heston, Stan Fay
Front Row
Harry Newman, Leslie Douglass

1931 Full Squad Photo
1931 team photo
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