University of Florida Archives Moving Image Collection

Production number 98

Production title:  1961 Football Season

Production date:  1961

Black and white / Sound

Total running time:  00:16:23

Available in VHS, DVD, MPEG and DVCAM

Derived from 16 mm film.

Part of Earl Jernigan's Film Archive.

There is no production information included on this film.  It consists of highlights from the Ray Graves Show broadcast by the CBS affiliate in Jacksonville.  Included is some footage from games with Clemson, Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Auburn.  The names of players frequently mentioned by the announcer are halfbacks Lindy Infante and Bob Hoover, quarterbacks Larry Libertore and Bobby Dodd, and fullback Don Goodman.  The names of the seniors on the team are cited.  These included:  Jim Beaver, Cecil Ewell (fullback), Don Ringgold (tackle), Paul Vargecko, Don Goodman (fullback), Paul White, L. E. Hicks, Henry Farmer, and Tom Smith.  

Some historic football footage from the October 19, 1946 homecoming football game with Miami is shown including Hal Griffin's record ninety-six yard punt return, a record that still stands. 

The film ends abruptly and there may have been additional reels.

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