1954 San Jose State Spartans football team

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1954 San Jose State Spartans football
ConferenceIndependent
1954 record7–3
Head coachBob Bronzan (5th season)
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium
(Capacity: 18,155)
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →

The 1954 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State College[note 1] during the 1954 University Division football season.

San Jose State played as an Independent in 1954. The team was led by fifth-year head coach Bob Bronzan, and played home games at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and three losses (7–3). Overall, the team outscored its opponents 191–151 for the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 18 Utah State[note 2] Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California W 20–0  
September 25 at No. 17 California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California W 0–45  
October 2 at Idaho Neale StadiumMoscow, Idaho L 38–7  
October 9 at Arizona State[note 3] Goodwin StadiumTempe, Arizona W 19–12  
October 23 at Oregon Hayward FieldEugene, Oregon L 7–26  
October 30 at North Texas[note 4] Fouts FieldDenton, Texas W 27–20  
November 6 at Pacific (CA)[note 5] Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 6]Stockton, California L 7–13  
November 13 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, California (Rivalry) W 19–14  
November 19 Fresno State[note 7] Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California (Rivalry) W 28–0   10,000[1]
November 27 New Mexico Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California W 26–14  

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following San Jose State players were selected in the 1955 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Tom Louderback Linebacker – Center – Guard 10 111 Washington Redskins
Matt Vujevich Back 24 284 New York Giants

The following finished their San Jose State career in 1954, were not drafted, but played in the AFL.

Player Position First NFL team
Charlie Hardy Split end – Wide receiver 1960 Oakland Raiders

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ Utah State University was known as Utah State Agricultural College from 1929 to 1957.
  3. ^ Arizona State University was known as Arizona State College from 1945 to 1957.
  4. ^ University of North Texas was known as North Texas State College from 1949 to 1960.
  5. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  6. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
  7. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "San Jose State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "San Jose State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 1, 2017.Note: Date for Fresno State game was corrected to Nov 19; was incorrect in cfbdatawarehouse.com
  4. ^ "1955 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "San Jose St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 16, 2016.