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1972 Football Season

Finding aid prepared by Carl Van Ness

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
October 2004

Descriptive Summary

Recording by: University of Florida Athletic Association
Title: 1972 Football Season
Dates: 1972-1973
Abstract: Highlights of the 1972 University of Florida football season.
Extent: 16mm film, color/sound. Duration: 00:22:58
Identification: Production Number 51

Scope and Content

This film was prepared in 1973 and shows highlights of the 1972 season as well as footage of practice in 1973. Prominent in the film is footage of running back Nat Moore. Moore was one of the earliest African-American football players at UF. There are also brief shots of Leonard George, the first black recruited to the team, as well as Preston Kendrick. Rob Ortega and coach Doug Dickey are also highlighted.

The film includes footage of the signficant games of the season including road games. There are good shots of the crowds and cheerleaders. There is a very brief shot of Mr. 2-Bits, George Edmondson, at the very end.

The film was originally made in 16mm and is now available in Beta SP and as an MPEG file. The first 30 seconds of the film is choppy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

1972 Football Season, University Archives Moving Image Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Part of Earl Jernigan's Film Archive.

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