1951 San Francisco State Gators football team

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1951 San Francisco State Gators football
Conference Far Western Conference
1951 record 8–2 (2–0 FWC)
Head coach Joe Verducci (2nd season)
Home stadium Cox Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Far Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cal Aggies $ 3 1 0     5 4 0
San Francisco State 2 0 0     8 2 0
Humboldt State 2 1 0     4 3 1
Southern Oregon 1 2 0     1 8 0
Chico State 0 4 0     0 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1951 San Francisco State Gators football team represented San Francisco State College[note 1] during the 1951 college football season.

San Francisco State competed in the Far Western Conference (FWC)[note 2]. The Gators were led by second-year head coach Joe Verducci. They played home games at Cox Stadium in San Francisco, California. The team finished the season with a record of eight wins and two losses (8–2, 2–0 FWC). For the season the team outscored its opponents 246–167.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 15 Lewis & Clark* Portland, OR W 40–34  
September 21 San Diego State[note 3]* Cox StadiumSan Francisco, CA L 14–32   8,000[1]
September 29 at Whittier* Hadley Field • Whittier, CA W 26–6  
October 5 Los Angeles State[note 4]* Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA W 37–13   [2]
October 13 at Chico State[note 5] Chico High School StadiumChico, CA W 25–6  
October 20 College of Idaho* Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA L 19–45  
November 2 Naval Air Station Alameda[note 6]* Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA W 21–12  
November 9 La Verne* Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA W 19–0  
November 16 Cal Aggies[note 7] Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA W 25–12  
November 24 at Fresno State[note 8]* Ratcliffe StadiumFresno, CA W 20–7   5,433 [3]
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No San Francisco State players were selected in the 1952 NFL Draft.[5][6][7]

The following finished their college career in 1951, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL Team
Al Endress Defensive End - End 1952 San Francisco 49ers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Francisco State University was known as San Francisco State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ The Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC) was known as the Far Western Conference (FWC) from its founding in 1925 to 1982.
  3. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  4. ^ California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1963.
  5. ^ California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935 to 1971.
  6. ^ Naval Air Station Alameda was a Naval Air Station from 1940 to 1997. For many years they fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams.
  7. ^ University of California, Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922 to 1959. In common usage, the sports teams were called the "Cal Aggies" from 1924 until the mid 1970s.
  8. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (September 22, 1951). "San Diego Rips S.F. State, 32 to 14". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-3. 
  2. ^ "L.A. State Routed by San Francisco". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 6, 1951. p. III-3. Retrieved January 24, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1951 - San Francisco St. (CA)". Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1952 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "San Francisco St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Draft History: San Francisco State". Retrieved April 3, 2017.