1933 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1933 record5–3–1 (2–3 SEC)
Head coach
CaptainSam Davis
Home stadiumFlorida Field
(Capacity: 22,000)[1]
Uniform
Seasons
← 1932
1934 →
1933 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Alabama $ 5 0 1 7 1 1
LSU 3 0 2 7 0 3
Georgia 3 1 0 8 2 0
Tennessee 5 2 0 7 3 0
Tulane 4 2 1 6 3 1
Auburn 2 2 0 5 5 0
Ole Miss 2 2 1 6 3 2
Vanderbilt 2 2 2 4 3 3
Florida 2 3 0 5 3 1
Kentucky 2 3 0 5 5 0
Georgia Tech 2 5 0 5 5 0
Mississippi State 1 5 1 3 6 1
Sewanee 0 6 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

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.[2]

Before the season

Dutch Stanley was hired. Quarterback Sam Davis was the first quarterback and captain since Goof Bowyer in 1928.[3] A star on the team was Al Hickland, a 250-pound, three-sport athlete who was also the team's kicker.[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 30Stetson*W 28–0
October 7vs. SewaneeW 31–0[5]
October 14at NC State*T 0–0
October 21North Carolina*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 9–0
October 28at TennesseeL 6–13[6]
November 4vs. Georgia
  • Fairfield Stadium
  • Jacksonville, FL (rivalry)
L 0–14
November 11at Georgia TechL 7–19
November 18Auburndagger
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
W 14–7
December 2vs. Maryland*W 19–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[2]

Season summary

The highlights of the 1933 season included SEC wins over the Sewanee Tigers and Auburn Tigers, and out-of-conference victories versus the North Carolina Tar Heels and Maryland Terrapins.

References

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 2006 Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ "Dutch Stanley Ready To Take Coaching Job". St. Petersburg Times. July 23, 1933.
  4. ^ "'Gators Close First Week of Grid Practice". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. September 10, 1933.
  5. ^ "Florida swamps Sewanee Tigers by 31 to 0". The Orlando Sentinel and Reporter. October 8, 1933. Retrieved August 13, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Tennessee rallies late to crush 'Gators 13 to 6". The Orlando Sentinel. October 29, 1933. Retrieved August 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.