Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Neil Snow

Neil Snow


  • Position: End/Fullback
  • School: Michigan
  • High School: Detroit, MI (Central HS)
  • Years: 1898-1901
  • Inducted: 1960
  • Place of Birth: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Birth: Nov 10, 1879
  • Place of Death: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Death: Jan 22, 1914
  • Height: 5-8
  • Weight: 190

Member Biography

Neil Snow was a player of pronounced talents, accented on the day he scored five touchdowns in leading Michigan to a 49-0 rout of Stanford in the inaugural Rose Bowl game of 1902. The victory proved the crowning glory for a Michigan team which had played the 10-game regular season unbeaten and unscored upon. Revered All-America selector Caspar Whitney put Snow on his team at end, though Snow was normally a back. Whitney wrote "To be fast, to break interference, and to be wise about the time of going in, make up the requisites of an end rusher, and all of these Snow possessed in a marked degree." In Snow's four years at Michigan the team record was 10-0, 8-2, 7-2-1, 11-0. In the January 1, 1902 Rose Bowl against Stanford, Snow scored on line plunges of 2,4,6,8 and 17 yards. Touchdowns counted five points. His five touchdowns and 25 points are still Rose Bowl records.