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Ray Graves

1960-1969

— NCAA Football Hall of Fame —

 
 
Ray Graves Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
1. Ray Graves Marker
Inscription.  
Ray Graves served as the Gators’ Head Coach from 1960-69. During that time frame, he compiled a 70-31-4, then the standard for most wins (70) in school history for a head coach. Graves led Florida to winning records in nine of his 10 seasons at the helm, including nine or more wins three times. His teams also appeared in five bowl games, posting a 4-1 record. He coached Florida’s first Heisman Trophy winner in Steve Spurrier, who captured the honor in 1966. As a player, graves was a center at Tennessee and served as the team’s captain in 1941. He was Florida’s Athletics Director from 1960-1979. Graves was inducted into the College Hall of Fame in 1990.

Head Coach

 
Erected by University of Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSports.
 
Location. 29° 38.942′ N, 82° 20.972′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Stadium Road, on the right when traveling
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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. Jack Youngblood (here, next to this marker); Wes Chandler (here, next to this marker); Steve Spurrier (here, next to this marker); Carlos Alvarez (here, next to this marker); Danny Wuerffel (here, next to this marker); Doug Dickey (here, next to this marker); Emmitt Smith (here, next to this marker); Charles Bachman (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Ray Graves Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
2. Ray Graves Marker
Bull Gator image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
3. 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 102 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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