1942 Football Team

Overall Record: 7-3 Conference Record: 3-2
Conference Finish: 3rd place tie
National Ranking: AP - No. 9
Coach: Herbert O. "Fritz" Crisler
Captain: George Ceithaml
All-Americans: Albert Wistert, Julius Franks
All-Conference: Albert Wistert, Julius Franks, George Ceithaml
Most Valuable Player: Albert Wistert
Meyer Morton Award: Bob Wiese
Trainer: Charles Hoyt
Assistant coaches: Earl Martineau, Ernest McCoy, Clarence Munn, Bennie Oosterbaan, Walter Weber
Manager: James D. Kline, Howard DeYoung (ass't), Merritt Bigelow (ass't), Samuel Emmons (ass't), Donald Howell (ass't), Robert Oberfelder (ass't)

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Great Lakes 09/26 H W 9-0 17,031
Michigan State 10/03 H W 20-0 40,023
Iowa Pre-Flight 10/10 H L 14-26 36,839
Northwestern  3/- 10/17 H W 34-16 32,188
Minnesota  4/13 10/24 A L 14-16 49,181
Illinois (HC) 13/12 10/31 H W 28-14 33,826
Harvard 11/- 11/07 H W 35-7 25,305
Notre Dame   6/4 11/14 A W 32-20 54,412
Ohio State   4/5 11/21 A L 7-21 71,691
Iowa   9/- 11/28 H W 28-14 20,923
Totals221-134 381,419

Starting Lineups                  
PositionPlayer
left end Philip Sharpe (8)
Elmer Madar (2)
left tackle Albert Wistert (10)
left guard Robert Kolesar (10)
center Mervin Pregulman (10)
right guard Julius Franks (10)
right tackle Bill Pritula (10)
right end Elmer Madar (8)
Philip Sharpe (2)
quarterback George Ceithaml (10)
fullback Bob Wiese (8)
Don Boor
Don Lund
left halfback Tom Kuzma (5)
Don Robinson (2)
Cliff Wise
Bob Chappuis
Paul White
right halfback Paul White (9)
Don Robinson

View full 1942 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1942 Team Photo

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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Jim Kline (manager), Bob Stenberg, Bob Chappuis, Cliff Wise, Frank Wardley, Charles Hoyt
Third Row
Bob Wiese, Jim Brieske, Bob Vernier, Ralph Amstutz, Don Robinson, Julius Franks, Don Lund
Second Row
Donald Boor, Bill Pritula, John Karwales, Tom Kuzma, Merv Pregulman, Bob Derleth, Charles Kennedy, Walter Friehofer
Front Row
Rudy Smeja, Elmer Madar, Bob Kolesar, George Ceithaml (capt.), Fritz Crisler, Paul White, Philip Sharpe

1942 Team Photo

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