1961 VPI Gobblers football team

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1961 VPI Gobblers football
Conference Southern Conference
1961 record 4–5 (2–3 SoCon)
Head coach Jerry Claiborne (1st season)
Home stadium Lane Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
The Citadel $ 5 1 0     7 3 0
Richmond 5 2 0     5 5 0
VMI 4 2 0     6 4 0
West Virginia 2 1 0     4 6 0
Furman 2 2 0     7 3 0
George Washington 3 4 0     3 6 0
VPI 2 3 0     4 5 0
Davidson 1 4 0     4 4 0
William & Mary 1 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 VPI Gobblers football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the 1961 college football season.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 16, 1961 vs. William & Mary Victory StadiumRoanoke, Virginia W 20–6  
October 7, 1961 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia (Rivalry) L 0–28  
October 14, 1961 at Tulane* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana L 14–27  
October 21, 1961 vs. Virginia* Victory Stadium • Roanoke, Virginia (Rivalry) W 20–0  
October 28, 1961 Florida State*dagger Miles StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia W 10–7   15,000[2]
November 4, 1961 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, Virginia L 0–11  
November 11, 1961 at Wake Forest* Bowman Gray StadiumWinston-Salem, North Carolina L 15–24  
November 17, 1961 George Washington Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia W 14–3  
November 23, 1961 vs. VMI Victory Stadium • Roanoke, Virginia (Rivalry) L 0–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1961 Virginia Tech football schedule[3]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1961 football team according to the roster published in the 1962 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[2]

VPI 1961 roster
  • Jake Adams
  • Kyle Marlon Albright
  • William McLemore Babb
  • Ray Barile
  • Gerald Bobbitte
  • Harold Bolden
  • Herb Bowling
  • Gene Breen
  • Mike Cahill
  • Alex Camaioni
  • Phillip W. Cary
  • Pete Cartwright
  • Dickie Cranwell
  • Bloice Davison
  • Lacy Lee Edwards, Jr.
  • Randall Edwards
  • John Farmer
  • Ronald Wayne Frank
  • David Green
  • Walter Newton Green, Jr.
  • David W. Gillespie
  • Richard B. Goode
  • Ron Hawkins
  • Thomas Morgan Hawkins
  • James Venable Hickam
  • Charles F. Hines
  • Robert Gerald Holbrook
  • Don Jensen
  • Warren Maccaroni
  • Ray Massie
  • John W. Minichan
  • Joe Moss
  • Bob Peak
  • Noah Redding "Buddy" Perry
  • Charles Warren Price, Jr.
  • Art Pruett
  • Bill Robertson
  • Aster Sizemore
  • Charlie Speck
  • Terry L. Strock
  • Amos Leon Tomblin
  • Joseph Gilleece "Skip" Vance
  • Al Verthein
  • Thomas Merritt Walker
  • K. T. "Buddy" Weihe
  • Roger Whitley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 Virginia Tech Hokies". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15. 
  2. ^ a b "The Bugle 1962" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1962. p. 213. Retrieved 2018-01-21. 
  3. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1961–1962". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed January 21, 2018.