William & Mary Tribe football

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William & Mary Tribe football
2014 William & Mary Tribe football team
W&M Tribe Athletic logo.png
First season 1893
Athletic director Terry Driscoll
Head coach Jimmye Laycock
35th year, 222–165–2 (.573)
Home stadium Zable Stadium
Field Cary Field
Stadium capacity 12,259
Stadium surface FieldTurf Pro
Location Williamsburg, VA
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Division South
Past conferences Independent (1893–1906)
SAIAA (1907–1910)
Independent (1911–1931)
Virginia Conference (1932–1935)
SoCon (1936–1976)
Division I Independent (1977)
Division I-A Independent (1978–1981)
Division I-AA Independent (1982–1992)
Yankee (1993–1996)
A-10 (1997–2006)
CAA (2007–present)
All-time record 556–537–41 (.508)
Postseason bowl record 1–2 (.333)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 12
Colors

Green and Gold

          
Fight song "Tribe Fight Song"
Outfitter Nike
Rivals James Madison Dukes
Richmond Spiders
Website TribeAthletics.com

The William & Mary Tribe are a college football team representing The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. William & Mary currently competes in the Colonial Athletic Association of the NCAA's Division I Football Championship Subdivision. Jimmye Laycock is in his 32nd year as the Tribe's head coach. Laycock is a W&M alumnus and played quarterback under legendary college football coaches Marv Levy and Lou Holtz.

William & Mary's traditional rival in football is the University of Richmond. William & Mary and Richmond have met 120 times since 1898, making the rivalry (sometimes referred to as "the South's oldest rivalry") the fourth most-played in Division I college football. Only Lafayette–Lehigh, PrincetonYale, and Harvard–Yale have played more games. The winner of this annual W&M–Richmond match-up, named for the last two Virginia state capitals, Richmond and Williamsburg, claims the Capital Cup (previously known as the I-64 Trophy). In 2008, William & Mary opened the Jimmye Laycock Football Center, a state-of-the-art facility housing the Tribe locker room, football players' classroom study sessions and tape review rooms.

The College of William & Mary has transitioned through several official nicknames since its athletic program began in 1893. From 1893 to 1916, William & Mary football players were known as the Orange and White because those were the old official school colors. From 1916 to 1977, all William & Mary athletes were known as the Indians. And, most recently, from 1978 to the present day they have been known as the Tribe.

Results[edit]

The William & Mary Tribe football team has had sporadic success during Jimmye Laycock's tenure. Since his taking over as head coach, W&M have enjoyed occasional winning seasons. The long-time head-coach has led the Tribe to multiple playoff appearances, including the national semifinal game on two occasions. Most recently, the Tribe reached the semifinal against eventual champions Villanova in 2009, losing by a single point.

The team has also appeared in three bowl games: the 1948 Dixie Bowl, 1949 Delta Bowl and 1970 Tangerine Bowl. The Tribe are 1–2 in those games, with the lone win being a 20–0 victory over Oklahoma A&M in 1949.

Rivalries[edit]

Aside from William & Mary's lengthy Capital Cup rivalry with the University of Richmond, the Tribe also hold historic rivalries with in-state opponents like Old Dominion University, James Madison University, and the Virginia Military Institute as well as out-of-state opponents like the University of Delaware. As of 2013, only the James Madison Dukes and Richmond Spiders are still football members of the Colonial Athletic Association with William & Mary. William & Mary also maintains older, less intense rivalries with the VMI Keydets, from its days in the Southern Conference, and the Virginia Cavaliers as part of the unofficial Jefferson Cup, named after Thomas Jefferson who attended the College of William & Mary before founding the University of Virginia.[1]

Series records[edit]

  • Records through the 2012 season.
Opponent (Rivalry) Match Ups Record
Richmond (Capital Cup) 122 61–56–5
VMI (Rivalry) 88 53–33–2
Delaware (Rivalry) 37 15–22
James Madison (Rivalry) 35 15–20
Virginia (Rivalry) 34 6–27–1

Currently in the NFL[edit]

Coaches[edit]

  1. Mark Duffner (Class of 1975) – Linebackers coach for the Miami Dolphins
  2. Ivan Fears (Class of 1976) – Running backs coach for the New England Patriots
  3. Sean McDermott (Class of 1998) – Defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers
  4. Mike Tomlin (Class of 1995) – Head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers; winner of Super Bowl XLIII; youngest head coach in NFL history to lead team to Super Bowl win (36 years old)
  5. Alan Williams (Class of 1992) – Defensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions

Players[edit]

  1. Jerome Couplin III (Class of 2014) – Safety for the Philadelphia Eagles
  2. Derek Cox (Class of 2009) – Cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens
  3. Jonathan Grimes (Class of 2012) – Running back for the Houston Texans
  4. Mike Leach (Class of 2000) – Long snapper for the Arizona Cardinals
  5. Sean Lissemore (Class of 2010) – Defensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers
  6. B. W. Webb (Class of 2013) – Cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Championships[edit]

Division-only championships[edit]

Year Coach Conference Division Conference Record
1993 Jimmye Laycock Yankee Conference Mid-Atlantic Division 7–1
Total division-only championships 1

Conference championships[edit]

Year Coach Conference Conference Record
1933 John Kellison Virginia Conference  ?
1934 John Kellison Virginia Conference  ?
1935 Thomas Dowler Virginia Conference  ?
1942 Carl M. Voyles Southern Conference 4–0
1947 Rube McCray Southern Conference 7–1
1966 Marv Levy Southern Conference 4–1–1
1970 Lou Holtz Southern Conference 3–1
1996 Jimmye Laycock Yankee Conference 7–1
2001 Jimmye Laycock Atlantic 10 Conference 7–2
2004 Jimmye Laycock Atlantic 10 Conference 7–1
2010 Jimmye Laycock Colonial Athletic Association 6–2
Total conference championships 12

Bowl games[edit]

Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA
January 1, 1948 Dixie Bowl L Arkansas 19 21
January 1, 1949 Delta Bowl W Oklahoma A&M 20 0
December 28, 1970 Tangerine Bowl L Toledo 12 40
Total 3 bowl games 1–2 51 61

Playoffs[edit]

Year Round W/L Opponent PF PA
1986 First Round L Delaware 17 51
1989 First Round L Furman 10 24
1990 First Round
Quarterfinals
W
L
Massachusetts
Central Florida
38
38
0
52
1993 First Round L McNeese State 28 34
1996 First Round
Quarterfinals
W
L
Jackson State
Northern Iowa
45
35
6
38
2001 First Round L Appalachian State 27 40
2004 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
W
W
L
Hampton
Delaware
James Madison
42
44
34
35
38
48
2009 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
W
W
L
Weber State
Southern Illinois
Villanova
38
24
13
0
3
14
2010 Second Round L Georgia Southern 15 31
Total 15 playoff games 6–9 445 414

Halls of Fame inductees[edit]

College Football[edit]

  1. Jack Cloud – Set a school scoring record of 102 points in 1947 and once scored five touchdowns in a single game
  2. Bill Fincher – Did not attend W&M, but coached the Indians in 1921
  3. Lou Holtz – Did not attend W&M, but coached the Indians from 1969–1971 and led the team to the 1970 Tangerine Bowl
  4. Bill Ingram – Did not attend W&M, but Ingram began his coaching career at William & Mary where, in 1922, he managed a 6–3–0 record
  5. Buster Ramsey – In his four years (1939–1942) the school had a record of 29–7–3; the 1942 team were Southern Conference champions, beating out Duke and North Carolina for the title

National Football League (NFL)[edit]

  1. Lou Creekmur – After playing for the Indians he went on to become of one of the most successful offensive tackles in Detroit Lions history
  2. Marv Levy – Did not attend W&M, but coached William & Mary for five years (1964–68), earning two Southern Conference Coach of the Year awards and one SoCon title (1966); the 27–16 win over Navy in 1967 is considered by the NCAA to be one of the Top 10 greatest college football upsets in history

Canadian Football League (CFL)[edit]

  1. Mike "Pinball" Clemons – compiled 4,778 all-purpose yards and was named a Division I-AA All-American
  2. Ralph Sazio – was a mainstay of the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a player, assistant coach, head coach, general manager and team president

All-time NFL Draft selections[edit]

= NFL Hall of Fame = Canadian Football Hall of Fame = College Football Hall of Fame
NFL Draft Selections (68)
# Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
1 1943 6 3 43 Johnson, HarveyHarvey Johnson Brooklyn Dodgers Back
2 1943 11 6 96 Glenn Knox New York Giants End
3 1943 14 4 124 Ramsey, Garrard "Buster"Garrard "Buster" Ramsey Chicago Cardinals Guard
4 1943 16 1 141 Bass, MarvinMarvin Bass Detroit Lions Tackle
5 1943 22 6 206 John Korczowski New York Giants Back
6 1944 13 9 129 Bob Longacre Pittsburgh Steelers Back
7 1944 17 4 168 Freeman, JackJack Freeman Philadelphia Eagles Back
8 1945 25 4 256 Bill Iancelli Boston Yanks End
9 1945 29 8 304 Forkovitch, NickNick Forkovitch Chicago Bears Back
10 1946 10 8 88 Vandeweghe, AlAl Vandeweghe Philadelphia Eagles End
11 1946 11 3 93 Doc Holloway Pittsburgh Steelers Guard
12 1946 16 8 148 Buddy Hubbard Philadelphia Eagles Back
13 1946 20 8 188 Dave Butcher Philadelphia Eagles Back
14 1947 13 2 108 Bob Steckroth Washington Redskins End
15 1947 28 3 258 Sazio, RalphRalph Sazio Pittsburgh Steelers Tackle
16 1948 3 3 16 Thompson, TommyTommy Thompson Washington Redskins Center
17 1948 5 7 32 Ramsey, KnoxKnox Ramsey Chicago Bears Guard
18 1948 10 1 76 Stan Magdziak New York Giants Back
19 1948 11 7 92 Jim McDowell Chicago Bears Guard
20 1948 18 10 165 Harry Caughron Chicago Cardinals Tackle
21 1948 23 3 208 Lou Hoitsma Washington Redskins End
22 1948 26 8 243 Creekmur, LouLou Creekmur Philadelphia Eagles Tackle
23 1949 14 7 138 Pat Haggerty Washington Redskins End
24 1949 16 2 153 Jack Bruce Boston Yanks Back
25 1950 3 7 34 Hughes, GeorgeGeorge Hughes Pittsburgh Steelers Guard
26 1950 6 3 69 Cloud, "Flyin'" Jack"Flyin'" Jack Cloud Green Bay Packers Back
27 1950 9 8 113 Ragazzo, VitoVito Ragazzo Chicago Cardinals End
28 1950 10 12 130 Frank O'Pella Cleveland Browns Back
29 1950 24 4 304 Jim McDowell Detroit Lions Guard
30 1951 17 6 201 Ted Gehlmann Pittsburgh Steelers Tackle
31 1952 20 12 241 Ed Weber Los Angeles Rams Back
32 1953 8 4 89 Kreamcheck, JohnJohn Kreamcheck Chicago Bears Tackle
33 1953 18 12 217 Mioduszewski, EdEd Mioduszewski Detroit Lions Back
34 1954 3 12 37 Bowman, BillBill Bowman Detroit Lions Back
35 1954 5 12 61 George Parozzo Detroit Lions Tackle
36 1954 19 1 218 Jerry Sazio Chicago Cardinals Tackle
37 1954 22 5 258 Sumner, CharlieCharlie Sumner Chicago Bears Back
38 1954 28 1 326 Tom Koller Chicago Cardinals Back
39 1955 7 10 83 Bruce Sturgess Chicago Bears Back
40 1955 28 7 332 Crow, AlAl Crow New York Giants Tackle
41 1956 6 1 62 Lusk, BobBob Lusk Detroit Lions Center
42 1956 14 12 169 Charlie Sidwell Cleveland Browns Back
43 1958 10 12 121 Elliot Schaubach Detroit Lions Tackle
44 1959 17 1 193 Tom Secules Green Bay Packers Back
45 1959 22 8 260 Lennie Rubal Chicago Bears Back
46 1964 5 10 66 Alley, T. W.T. W. Alley Pittsburgh Steelers Tackle
47 1964 11 10 150 Soleau, BobBob Soleau Pittsburgh Steelers Guard
48 1964 12 2 156 John Sapinsky Philadelphia Eagles Tackle
49 1968 13 9 336 Darragh, DanDan Darragh Buffalo Bills Quarterback
50 1968 16 4 412 Adin Brown Denver Broncos Linebacker
51 1971 15 19 383 Andy Giles Oakland Raiders Defensive end
52 1972 14 20 358 Cambal, DennisDennis Cambal Oakland Raiders Running back
53 1972 15 25 389 Bill Davis Miami Dolphins Defensive tackle
54 1973 11 12 272 Knight, DavidDavid Knight New York Jets Wide receiver
55 1974 16 15 405 Barry Beers Kansas City Chiefs Guard
56 1975 12 12 298 Richard Pawlewicz Philadelphia Eagles Running back
57 1976 16 16 447 Craig McCurdy Detroit Lions Linebacker
58 1982 3 28 83 Cannon, JohnJohn Cannon Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive end
59 1985 10 9 261 Kelso, MarkMark Kelso Philadelphia Eagles Defensive back
60 1987 7 25 193 Harris, ArchieArchie Harris Chicago Bears Tackle
61 1987 8 23 218 Clemons, Mike "Pinball"Mike "Pinball" Clemons Kansas City Chiefs Running back
62 1987 9 9 232 Ken Lambiotte Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback
63 1991 7 2 170 Tyrone Shelton Saint Louis Rams Running back
64 1992 4 28 112 Hakel, ChrisChris Hakel Washington Redskins Quarterback
65 1997 2 30 60 Sharper, DarrenDarren Sharper Green Bay Packers Defensive back
66 2009 3 9 73 Cox, DerekDerek Cox Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive back
67 2010 6 15 184 Tracy, AdrianAdrian Tracy New York Giants Linebacker
68 2010 7 27 234 Lissemore, SeanSean Lissemore Dallas Cowboys Defensive tackle
69 2013 4 17 114 Webb, B.W.B.W. Webb Dallas Cowboys Cornerback

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ TribeAthletics.com: All-time Game Results. Accessed October 31, 2013.

Sources

  1. "2009 Media Guide". Tribe Athletics. The College of William & Mary. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  2. "William and Mary Head Coach Jimmye Laycock". Tribe Athletics. The College of William & Mary. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  3. "Tribe Football in the Pros". Tribe Athletics. The College of William & Mary. 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2009. 
  4. "FCS Preseason Rankings". The Sports Network. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 

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