1940 Football Team

Overall Record: 7-1Conference Record: 3-1
Conference Finish: 2nd place
National Ranking: AP, No. 3
Coach: Herbert O. "Fritz" Crisler
Captain: Forrest Evashevski
All-Americans: Tom Harmon, Edward Frutig
All-Big Ten: Forest Evashevski, quarterback; Edward Frutig, end; Ralph Fritz, guard; Tom Harmon, halfback
Most Valuable Player: Tom Harmon
Meyer Morton Award: George Ceithaml
Ass't Coaches: Archie Kodros, Earl Martineau, Ernest McCoy, Clarence Munn, Bennie Oosterbaan, Hercules Renda, Walter Weber
Trainer: Ray Roberts
Manager: Howarth

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
California 09/28 A W 41-0 35,401
Michigan State 10/05 H W 21-14 65,951
Harvard 10/12 A W 26-0 26,315
Illinois (HC)   -/- 10/19 H W 28-0 39,975
Pennsylvania 3/8 10/26 H W 14-0 62,262
Minnesota 3/2 11/09 A L 6-7 60,481
Northwestern 6/10 11/16 H W 20-13 75,099
Ohio State 7/- 11/23 A W 40-0 73,480
Totals196-34 438,964

Starting Lineups                  
PositionPlayer
left end Joe Rogers (5)
Ed Frutig (3)
left tackle Albert Wisert (7)
Roland Savilla (1)
left guard Ralph Fritz (6)
Milo Sukup (1)
Robert Kolesar (1)
center Don Ingalls (7)
Archie Kodros (1)
right guard Milo Sukup (4)
Robert Kolesar (2)
Ralph Fritz (2)
right tackle Reuben Kelto (7)
William Smith (1)
right end Ed Frutig (5)
Joe Rogers (3)
quarterback Forest Evashevski (8)
fullback Bob Westfall (8)
left halfback Tom Harmon (7)
Paul Kromer (1)
right halfback David Nelson (3)
Harold Lockard (2)
Paul Kromer (1)
Tom Harmon (1)
Norm Call (1)

View full 1940 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1940 Team Photo
1940 team photo
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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Harold Lockard, Bob Kolesar, Jack Butler, Ted Kennedy, George Ceithaml, Bob Krejsa
3rd Row
manager Howarth, Albert Wistert, Cliff Wise, Bob Flora, Harlin Fraumann, Norm Call, William Melzow, Trainer Ray Roberts
2nd Row
Don Ingalls, Reuben Kelto, Ralph Fritz, Paul Kromer, Edward Czak, Harry Kohl, Milo Sukup, Dave Nelson
Front Row
Joe Rogers, Tom Harmon, Dir. Fielding Yost, captain Forrest Evashevski, Coach Fritz Crisler, Bob Westfall, Ed Frutig

1940 Full Squad Photo
1940 team photo
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