1910 Western State Hilltoppers football team

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1910 Western State Hilltoppers football
Conference Independent
1910 record 4–2
Head coach William H. Spaulding (4th season)
Captain Alvin Berger
← 1909
1911 →

The 1910 Western State Hilltoppers football team represented Western State Normal School (later renamed Western Michigan University) as an independent during the 1910 college football season. Head coach William H. Spaulding was the head coach. Halfback Alvin Berger was the team captain.[1]


October 8at HillsdaleHillsdale, MichiganW 5–3
October 15at AlbionAlbion, MichiganL 0–6[2]
Culver Military AcademyCulver, IndianaL 5–22
November 4Central Michigan (rivalry)Kalamazoo, MIW 16–6[3]
November 12HopeHolland, MichiganW 6–0[4]
Kalamazoo CollegeW 28–0


  • Alvin Berger, left halfback and captain
  • Conklin, right end
  • John Damoth, right halfback, Wayland, Michigan
  • Charles Anthony Lefevre, center, Kalamazoo
  • Martin, left end
  • Mayer, fullback
  • Howard Russell, right guard, Alamo, Michigan
  • Sooy, quarterback
  • Van de Walker, right tackle
  • Warren, left guard
  • Webb, left tackle
  • Windoes, right tackle


  1. ^ "Football History: All-Time Captains". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kazoo Normals Defeated: Albion College Gets One Touchdown on a Line Smash". Detroit Free Press. October 16, 1910. p. 21 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Kazoo Normals Cop State Title: By Beating Mt. Pleasant Eleven the Celery City Lads Gain Clear Claim to Championship". Detroit Free Press. November 5, 1910. p. 10 – via Newspapers.com. 
  4. ^ "Kalamazoo Noses Out Hope". Detroit Free Press. November 13, 1910. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com.