1946 Football Team

Overall Record: 6-2-1 Conference Record: 5-1-1
Conference Finish: 2nd place
National Ranking: AP - No. 6
Coach: Herbert O. "Fritz" Crisler
Captain: Art Renner
All-Americans: Elmer Madar
All-Conference: Elmer Madar, Bob Chappuis
Most Valuable Player: Bob Chappuis
Meyer Morton Award: Bob Ballou
Trainer: Ray Roberts
Assistant coaches: Jack Blott, Forrest Jordan, Clifford Keen, Ernest McCoy. Bennie Oosterbaan, Arthur Valpey, Walter Weber
Manager: Max Kogen

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Indiana 09/28 H W 21-0 71,660
Iowa 10/05 H W 14-7 56,515
Army  4/2 10/12 H L 13-20 85,938
Northwestern  5/10 10/19 H T 14-14 74,089
Illinois (HC)  8/- 10/26 H L 9-13 85,938
Minnesota 13/- 11/02 A W 21-0 58,476
Michigan State 11/- 11/09 H W 55-7 76,373
Wisconsin 10/- 11/16 H W 28-6 64,085
Ohio State   8/- 11/23 A W 58-6 79,735
Totals 233-73 652,809

Starting Lineups                  
PositionPlayer
left end Len Ford (4)
Ed McNeill (3)
Bob Mann (2)
left tackle Bruce Hilkene (6)
Robert Derleth (3)
left guard Dominic Tomasi (9)
center J.T. White (6)
Harold Watts (2)
Jim Brieske
right guard George Kraeger (5)
Quentin Sickles (3)
Stu Wilkins
right tackle Bill Pritula (5)
Jack Carpenter (4)
right end Elmer Madar (7)
Art Renner (2)
quarterback Howard Yerges (5)
Jack Wiesenburger (3)
Pete Elliott
fullback Bob Wiese (6)
Jack Wiesenburger (2)
Dan Dworsky
left halfback Gene Derricotte (5)
Bob Chappuis (4)
right halfback Bump Elliott (3)
Paul White (3)
Ralph Chubb (2)
Jack Wiesenburger

View full 1946 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1946 Team Photo

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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Dominic Tomasi, Gene Derricotte, George Burg, Ed McNeill, Fenwick Crane, Len Ford, J.T. White, Tony Momsen, Jack Carpenter
4th Row
Henry Fonde, Pete Elliott, Bob Chappuis, Jack Weisenburger, Dick Rifenburg, Don Hershberger, Bob Ballou, Hank Hatch (Equipment Manager)
3rd Row
Bob Vernier, Dan Dworsky, Joe Soboleski, John Lintol, Bill Pritula, Stuart Wilkens, Bill Culligan, Howard Yerges
2nd Row
Chalmers (Bump) Elliot, Jim Brieske, George Kraeger, Ed Bahlow, Bob Callahan, Ralph Chubb, Bob Mann, Don Robinson, Max Kogan (Manager)
Front Row
Bob Weise, Paul White, Bruce Hilkene, Art Renner (Captain), H.O. Crisler (Coach), Bob Derleth, Harold Watts, Elmer Madar

1946 Full Squad Photo

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