Two football coaches struggle to grasp a trophy - Tallahassee, Florida

Two football coaches struggle to grasp a trophy - Tallahassee, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/25400
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Title

  • Two football coaches struggle to grasp a trophy - Tallahassee, Florida

Image Number

  • RC01472

Year

  • 1961

Series Title

General Note

  • Assistant coach for University of Florida Gene Ellenson and Florida State University coach Bill Peterson "fight" over the Governor's Cup after the 3-3 tie in Gainesville.

    Biography Note

  • Bill Peterson was named the head football coach at Florida State in December 1959, and coached there through 1970. Peterson became the first Seminole coach to beat the University of Florida, a 16-7 win at Doak Campbell Stadium. Peterson also coached the Seminoles to their first win ever at Florida Field. Under Peterson, Fred Biletnikoff would become the Seminoles first All-American. Peterson also recruited the Seminoles first black football players, including J.T. Thomas, the first black to ever play varsity football at FSU.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 10 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

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Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 19836.

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