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1937 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1937 Michigan Wolverines football team

Conference Big Ten Conference
1937 record 4–4 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Harry Kipke (9th year)
MVP Ralph Heikkinen
Captain Joe Rinaldi
Home stadium Michigan Stadium

The 1937 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1937 college football season. The team's head coach was Harry Kipke. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
October 2, 1937 Michigan State* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 14–19   63,311
October 9, 1937 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 0–7   23,837
October 16, 1937 Minnesota Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 6–39   53,266
October 23, 1937 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 7–6   12,211
October 30, 1937 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 7–6   32,506
November 6, 1937 Chicago Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 13–12   23,394
November 13, 1937 at Penn* Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 7–0   18,476
November 20, 1937 #19 Ohio State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 0–21   56,766
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


Varsity letter winners

The following 26 players received varsity letters for their participation on the 1937 Michigan football team.[1] For players who were starters, the list also includes the number of games started by position.[2]

Varsity reserve

The following players were identified as varsity reserves on the roster of the 1937 Michigan football team.[1]

All-freshman team

The 1937 all-freshman team included a nucleus of players, including Tom Harmon and Forest Evashevski, that would propel Michigan to the top tier of college football programs when Fritz Crisler took over as head coach in 1938.

Awards and honors

  • Captain: Joe Rinaldi
  • All-Conference: Ralph Heikkinen
  • Most Valuable Player: Ralph Heikkinen
  • Meyer Morton Award: Fred Trosko

Coaching staff


External links

  • 1937 Football Team -- Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan Athletics History
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