1933 Florida Gators football team
|1933 Florida Gators football|
|1933 record||5–3–1 (2–3 SEC)|
|Head coach||Dennis K. Stanley (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Florida Field|
|1933 SEC football standings|
The 1933 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1933 college football season. The season was Florida alumnus Dennis K. Stanley's first as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Stanley, who had been a standout end on the great 1928 Gators team, assembled an all-Florida-alumni coaching staff and led the Gators to a 5–3–1 revival following two consecutive losing seasons in 1931 and 1932.
The 1933 season was also the first for the new Southeastern Conference (SEC), and Stanley's 1933 Florida Gators finished with a 2–3 SEC record and tied for ninth among the thirteen SEC charter members.
Before the season
Dutch Stanley was hired. Quarterback Sam Davis was the first quarterback and captain since Goof Bowyer in 1928. A star on the team was Al Hickland, a 250-pound, three-sport athlete who was also the team's kicker.
|9–3–1933||Stetson*||Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida||W 28–0|
|10–7–1933||Sewanee||Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida||W 31–0|
|10–14–1933||North Carolina State*||Raleigh, North Carolina||T 0–0|
|10–21–1933||North Carolina*||Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida||W 9–0|
|10–28–1933||Tennessee||Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, Tennessee||L 6–13|
|11–4–1933||Georgia||Fairfield Stadium • Jacksonville, Florida||L 0–14|
|11–11–1933||Georgia Tech||Grant Field • Atlanta, Georgia||L 7–19|
|11–18–1933||Auburn||Florida Field • Gainesville, Florida (HC)||W 14–7|
|12–2–1933||Maryland*||Plant Field • Tampa, Florida||W 19–0|
Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.
- 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
- "Dutch Stanley Ready To Take Coaching Job". St. Petersburg Times. July 23, 1933.
- "'Gators Close First Week of Grid Practice". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. September 10, 1933.