1962 VPI Gobblers football team

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1962 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1962 record5–5 (2–3 SoCon)
Head coachJerry Claiborne (2nd season)
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
VMI $ 6 0 0     6 4 0
West Virginia 4 0 0     8 2 0
Richmond 3 2 0     6 3 0
William & Mary 4 3 1     4 5 1
Furman 2 2 0     4 6 0
VPI 2 3 0     5 5 0
The Citadel 1 4 0     3 7 0
George Washington 1 5 0     3 7 0
Davidson 0 4 1     3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 VPI Gobblers football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the 1962 college football season.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 15, 1962 at William & Mary Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia L 0–3  
September 22, 1962 vs. George Washington Victory StadiumRoanoke, Virginia W 15–14  
September 29, 1962 vs. West Virginia City StadiumRichmond, Virginia (Tobacco Bowl and Rivalry) L 0–14  
October 6, 1962 vs. Virginia* Victory Stadium • Roanoke, Virginia (Rivalry) W 20–15  
October 13, 1962 2:00pm[2] Richmonddagger Miles StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia W 13–7  
October 20, 1962 at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, New York L 12–20  
October 27, 1962 at Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida L 7–20  
November 3, 1962 at Tulane* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana W 24–22  
November 10, 1962 Wake Forest* Miles Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia W 37–8  
November 22, 1962 vs. VMI Victory Stadium • Roanoke, Virginia (Rivalry) L 9–14  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1962 Virginia Tech football schedule[3]

Players[edit]

The following players were members of the 1962 football team according to the roster published in the 1963 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[4]

VPI 1962 roster
  • Jake Adams
  • Kyle Marlon Albright
  • William McLemore Babb
  • Darryl Bailey
  • Gerald Bobbitte
  • Joe Bloomer
  • K. "Buddy" Booth
  • Gene Breen
  • Jim Brown
  • Mike Cahill
  • Alex Camaioni
  • Phillip W. Cary
  • Pete Cartwright
  • Robert Carr Churchill
  • George Clark
  • George Washington Clear
  • Joseph Edward Cox
  • Dickie Cranwell
  • Lacy Lee Edwards, Jr.
  • Martin Forbes
  • Ronald Wayne Frank
  • David Green
  • Walter Newton Green, Jr.
  • David W. Gillespie
  • Bob Gregory
  • Tom Hampton
  • Thomas Morgan Hawkins
  • Wayne Hewitt
  • James Venable Hickam
  • Wynston Holbrook
  • Michael Joseph Hvozdovic
  • Lynn Jones
  • T. Jones
  • Dickie Kelly
  • Victor "Vic" William Kreiter, Jr.
  • Bosey Lane
  • Tommy Marvin
  • M. McQuary
  • John Mullins
  • Darrell Page
  • Bob Peak
  • Larry Philpot
  • Douglas Bradley Robbins
  • Randy Robinette
  • Burt Mack Rodgers
  • Bob Schweickert
  • Aster Sizemore
  • C. Stevens
  • Silas Alexander "Sonny" Utz, III
  • Joseph Gilleece "Skip" Vance
  • Al Verthein
  • Thomas Merritt Walker
  • K. T. "Buddy" Weihe
  • Calvin Beecher Wolfe

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/virginia-tech/1962-schedule.html
  2. ^ "Spiders Face Gobblers; Operation Rebound On". The Collegian. University of Richmond. October 12, 1962. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1962". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed August 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Bugle 1963" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1963. p. 186. Retrieved 2017-12-01.