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1934 VPI Gobblers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1934 record5–5 (3–3 SoCon)
Head coachHenry Redd (3rd season)
CaptainLouis L. Fittro
George Maxie Smith
Home stadiumMiles Stadium
Seasons
← 1933
1935 →
1934 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington & Lee 4 0 0     7 3 0
North Carolina 2 0 1     7 1 1
Duke 3 1 0     7 2 0
Maryland 3 1 0     7 3 0
Clemson 2 1 0     5 4 0
Virginia Tech 3 3 0     5 5 0
South Carolina 2 3 0     5 4 0
NC State 1 3 1     2 6 1
Virginia 1 4 0     3 6 0
VMI 0 5 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion

The 1934 VPI Gobblers football team represented Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute in the 1934 college football season. The team was led by their head coach Henry Redd and finished with a record of five wins and five losses (5–5).

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 22Roanoke*W 21–0
September 29at Temple*L 0–34
October 6Florida*
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
L 13–20
October 13vs. William & Mary*W 6–09,000[1]
October 20vs. MarylandNorfolk, VAL 9–14
October 27at Washington and Lee
L 7–13
November 32:30 p.m.[2]at South CarolinaL 0–20
November 10vs. NC StatePortsmouth, VAW 7–6
November 17Virginiadagger
  • Miles Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
W 19–6
November 29vs. VMI
W 13–010,000[3]
  • Source: HokieSports.com: 1934 Virginia Tech football schedule[4]

NFL Draft selectionsEdit

= NFL Hall of Fame = Canadian Football Hall of Fame = College Football Hall of Fame
NFL Draft Selections 
Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
1937 7 3 63 Herman E. "Foots" Dickerson Chicago Cardinals End

PlayersEdit

The following players were members of the 1934 football team according to the roster published in the 1935 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[5]

VPI 1934 roster
Quarterbacks
  • William Duncan Holsclaw
  • Mattox

Guards

  • Benjamin Botnick
  • James Henry Copenhaver
  • Edward Ralph English
  • John Norman Ochs

Tackles

  • F. M. "Mac" Banks
  • Benjamin Dodge
  • Harry Worden Howard

Center

  • David Jones
Ends
  • Louis Leonard Fittro (Capt.)
  • Warren "Red" Negri
  • David Thomas

Halfbacks

  • Jack A. "Buck" Carpenter
  • Herman Edward "Foots" Dickerson
  • James Edward Ottaway
  • Joseph Decatur Russell
  • George Edward Sodaro
  • Howard Arnold Spruill

Fullback

  • George Maxie Smith (Capt.)

ReferencesEdit

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