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
Northern Branch $ 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). 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 2]* 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* Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA W 37–13   [2]
October 13 at Chico State[note 3] 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 4]* Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA W 21–12  
November 9 La Verne* Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA W 19–0  
November 16 Northern Branch[note 5] Cox Stadium • San Francisco, CA W 25–12  
November 24 at Fresno State[note 6]* 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 1935–1971. See: San Francisco State
  2. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935–1971. See: San Diego State University
  3. ^ California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935–1971. See: Chico State
  4. ^ Naval Air Station Alameda was an Naval Air Station from 1940–1997. For many years they fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams.
  5. ^ UC Davis was known as Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture from 1922–1959. See: UC Davis
  6. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949–1971. See: Fresno State

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (September 22, 1951). "San Diego Rips S.F. State, 32 to 14". The San Diego Union. p. B-3. 
  2. ^ "L.A. State Routed by San Francisco". The Los Angeles Times. 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.