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1909 Florida football team

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Conference  Independent
Head coach  George E. Pyle
1909 record  6–1–1
Captain  Ralph Rader
1909 Florida football team

The 1909 Florida football team represented the University of Florida during the 1909 college football season. The University of the State of Florida officially shortened its name to the University of Florida in 1909, and the season was George E. Pyle's first as the head coach of the University of Florida football team. Pyle's 1909 Florida football team finished its fourth varsity football season 6–1–1.

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Schedule

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.

Gainesville A. C.

The season opened with a 5–0 defeat of the Gainesville Athletic Club.

at Olympics

In the second week of play, Dummy Taylor kicked three field goals to beat the Olympics 9–0 in Jacksonville.

The starting lineup was Moody (left end), Wagner (left tackle), McMillian (left guard), Storter (center), Cox (right guard), Rader (right tackle), Johnston (right en), Pile (quarterback), Shands (left halfback), Taylor (right halfback), Vidal (fullback).

Rollins

Florida also defeated the Rollins College Tars twice. In the first game in Gainesville, Florida beat Rollins 14–0 in a contest described as "fast and furious". Taylor hit McCormick on a 20-yard pass, and scored every point.

The starting lineup was Moody (left end), Wagner (left tackle), Skipper (left guard), Storter (center), Cox (right guard), Rader (right tackle), McCormick (right end), Edgerton (quarterback), Shands (left halfback), Taylor (right halfback), Vidal (fullback).

Stetson

The 1909 Florida football team played the Stetson College Hatters twice in the same season for the second year, first losing 0–26 on the Hatters' home field in DeLand, Florida.

The starting lineup was Moody (left end), Wagner (left tackle), McMillan (left guard), Baker (center), Cox (right guard), Rader (right tackle), Johnstone (right end), Edgerton (quarterback), Shands (left halfback), Taylor (right halfback), Vidal (fullback).

Rollins

In a second game in Orlando, Florida beat Rollins 28–3. Florida fumbled the kickoff and Rollins made a field goal. Taylor ran 45 and 75 yards for touchdowns in the first half. In the second half, Taylor had another 60-yard run. Edgerton had a 30-yard run and McCormick one of 80 yards. The game was called early due to darkness.

Olympics

The Gators met the Olympics at home again and beat them 11–0. Under favorable weather, Taylor and Moody scored touchdowns for Florida.

The starting lineup was Moody (left end), Wagner (left tackle), McMillan (left guard), Storter (center), Cox (right guard), Rader (right tackle), McCormick (right end), Edgerton (quarterback), Shands (left halfback), Taylor (right halfback), Vidal (fullback).

Stetson

Stetson was also tied 5–5 on the Orange and Blue's home field in Gainesville. 1909 is the last season in which Stetson claims a state championship. About 200 Stetson fans came to Gainesville.

The starting lineup was Moody (left end), Waggoner (left tackle), Tenny (left guard), Storter (center), Cox (right guard), Rader (right tackle), Woolery (right end), Edgerton (quarterback), Bartleson (left halfback), Taylor (right halfback), Vidal (fullback).

Tallahassee A. C.

In the season's final game, the Tallahassee Athletic Club was beaten 24–0.

References

1909 Florida football team Wikipedia


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