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Fielding Yost


Fielding Harris Yost

Inducted 1951

Date of Birth



Fairview, WV


University of Michigan (1901-1923)

University of Michigan (1925-1926)

Stanford University (1900-1900)

San Jose State University (1900-1900)

University of Kansas (1899-1899)

University of Nebraska (1898-1898)

Ohio Wesleyan University (1897-1897)


Fielding Yost assembled the most devastating teams in the history of football, the famed "Point-A-Minute" teams at the University of Michigan in the early 1900s. In 25 years at the Wolverine helm, "Hurry-Up" compiled a 162-29-10 record. Yost began his coaching career at Ohio Wesleyan in 1897, served one-season terms at Nebraska, Kansas, and Stanford and led San Jose State for one game in 1900. It is there he recruited the great Willie Heston to attend Michigan. He took the Michigan reins in 1901, and promptly launched an incredible success story. In his first season at Ann Arbor, the Wolverines finished 11-0-0 and defeated Stanford, 49-0, in the inaugural Rose Bowl game. Not a single opponent scored upon Michigan that season. His teams - offensively brilliant, defensively unmatched - continued to dominate the game for the next four years. Michigan won 44 games, lost only to Chicago, 2-0, in 1905, and tied Minnesota, 6-6, in 1903. Through those five years (1901-1905), Michigan was 55-1-1, outscoring the opposition, 2821-42. In addition to Heston his stars included the first great passing combination of Bennie Friedman to Benny Oosterbaan. He won ten Big Ten titles and had 20 seasons where his team lost one game of fewer.


Wins 198

Losses 35

Ties 12

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