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University of Florida Gators Football – The Program

University of Florida Gators Football – The Program

Florida Gators – First Football Season:

The 1906 Florida football team was the first official varsity team fielded by the University of Florida. They were known as “Pee Wee’s Boys” in honor of their coach, Jack “Pee Wee” Forsythe. “Pee Wee’s Boys” beat the Rollins College Tars 6–0 in their first game played in Gainesville, Florida on October 26, 1906, and finished their inaugural season with a winning record of 5–3.

Florida Gators – The Name:

The exact origin of Florida’s nickname, the “Gators,” is unknown. But the name obviously reflects local culture, as alligators are very common in the Florida area.

Conferences:

 SEC, Southern and Independent

The Home Field:

 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (formerly Florida Field, also known as “The Swamp”) (1930-present); capacity: 88,548

The Championships:

National Championships: 3 (1996, 2006, 2009)

Conference Championships: 8

Bowl Appearances: 40

2013 Florida Gators Schedule:

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October 12 @ LSU (6)

October 19 @ Missouri

November 2 vs. Georgia (9)

November 9 vs. Vanderbilt

November 16 @ South Carolina (12)

November 23 vs. Georgia Southern

November 30 vs. Florida State (8)

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