1975 Florida Gators football
Gator Bowl, L 0–13 vs. Maryland
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record9–3 (5–1 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJimmy Dunn (6th season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorDoug Knotts (6th season)
CaptainJimmy DuBose
Sammy Green
Home stadiumFlorida Field
(Capacity: 62,800)[1]
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Alabama $ 6 0 0 11 1 0
Florida 5 1 0 9 3 0
No. 19 Georgia 5 1 0 9 3 0
Ole Miss 5 1 0 6 5 0
Tennessee 3 3 0 7 5 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0 7 4 0
LSU 2 4 0 5 6 0
Auburn 2 4 0 3 6 2
Mississippi State 1 4 1 6 4 1
Kentucky 0 6 0 2 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Mississippi State later forfeited all 1975 wins and one tie due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. The season was Doug Dickey's sixth and most successful season as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Dickey's 1975 Florida Gators finished with a 9–3 overall record and a 5–1 Southeastern Conference (SEC) record, tying for second among ten SEC teams.[2] The team featured consensus All-American linebacker Sammy Green.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 13SMU*No. 19W 40–1455,475
September 20at NC State*No. 13L 7–843,330
September 27at Mississippi StateNo. 19W 27–1035,000
October 4at LSUNo. 20W 34–667,494
October 11VanderbiltNo. 18
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 35–058,631
October 18Florida State*No. 14
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
W 34–864,401
October 25Duke*daggerNo. 12
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 24–1662,222
November 1at AuburnNo. 11W 31–1465,000
November 8vs. GeorgiaNo. 11ABCL 7–1074,016
November 15KentuckyNo. 14
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 48–759,671
November 29at Miami (FL)*No. 13W 15–1125,462
December 29vs. No. 17 Maryland*No. 13
CBSL 0–1364,012
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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

Attendance figures: 1976 University of Florida Press Guide.[4]


Roster

1975 Florida Gators football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 30 Earl Carr So
WR 89 Wes Chandler So
FB 35 Jimmy DuBose Sr
QB 8 Don Gaffney Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 99 Sammy Green Sr
DT 66 Scott Hutchinson So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 3 David Posey Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Team players in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Sammy Green Linebacker 2 29 Seattle Seahawks
Jimmy DuBose Running Back 2 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

References

  1. ^ Sports Publicity Department. "1975 University of Florida Press 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, pp. 110–111 (2015). Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ "Consensus All-America Teams (1970-1979)". College Football at Sports-Reference.com.
  4. ^ Sports Publicity Department. "1976 University of Florida Press Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.