Billy Chase

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Billy Chase
Florida Gators – No. 50
Career history
CollegeFlorida (1933–1935)
High schoolLakeland
Career highlights and awards
Third-team All-SEC (1935)

William W. Chase was a college football player. Chase was a prominent halfback for coach Dutch Stanley's Florida Gators of the University of Florida from 1933 to 1935.[1] Chase was a native of Lakeland.[2] A triple threat back, he was elected captain of the 1935 team.[3] Memorably, he returned a kickoff ninety-eight yards against Ole Miss in 1934.[4] He was third-team AP All-SEC.[5]

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  1. ^ McEwen, Tom, The Gators: A Story of Florida Football, The Strode Publishers, Huntsville, Alabama (1974) pp. 110-111
  2. ^ "Alton Brown, Star Center, Also Honored". The Evening Independent. December 15, 1934.
  3. ^ The Blue Book of College Athletics. 1935. p. 17.
  4. ^ 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived December 8, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida (2015).
  5. ^ "The 1935 All-Southeastern Eleven". The Evening Independent. December 4, 1935.