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Dale Van Sickel

1927-1929

— NCAA Football Hall of Fame —

 
 
Dale Van Sickel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
1. Dale Van Sickel Marker
Inscription.  
Dale Van Sickel was a swift and sure-handed receiver on offense and a gifted defensive player during the late 1920s. During his three seasons with the Gators, they won 23 of 29 games and he became Florida’s first All-America and first Hall of Fame inductee. During Van Sickel’s junior year, Florida posted an 8 – 1 record, losing only to the Tennessee by a single point in the final game of the season. The Gators outscored their competition 336 – 44, during the 1928 campaign and Coach Charley Backman stated that Van Sickel was “the greatest all-around end I have ever seen.” Following graduation, Van Sickel joined the staff at Florida, serving as assistant in football and basketball for the 1930 and 1931 seasons. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975.

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Erected by University of Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSports.
 
Location. 29° 38.947′ N, 82° 20.971′ W. Marker
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is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Stadium Road, on the right when traveling north on Gale Lemerand Drive. Marker located on wall in front of the Heavener Football Complex which is adjoined to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Bachman (here, next to this marker); Ray Graves (a few steps from this marker); Steve Spurrier (a few steps from this marker); Jack Youngblood (a few steps from this marker); Wes Chandler (a few steps from this marker); Carlos Alvarez (a few steps from this marker); Danny Wuerffel (a few steps from this marker); Doug Dickey (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Dale Van Sickel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
2. Dale Van Sickel Marker
Dale Van Sickel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikimedia Commons/Pulblic Domain
3. Dale Van Sickel
Bull Gator image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
4. Bull Gator
University of Florida NCAA Football Hall of Fame Inductees can be seen on lower wall behind Bull Gator
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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