Dale Waters
Personal information
Date of birth: (1909-05-27)May 27, 1909
Place of birth: Henry County, Indiana
Date of death: December 19, 2001(2001-12-19) (aged 92)
High School: Newcastle High School
Newcastle Township, Fulton County, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
College: University of Florida
Debuted in 1931 for the Cleveland Indians
Last played in 1932 for the Boston Redskins
Career history
* Cleveland Indians ( 1931)
Career highlights and awards
Games played     27
Games started     12
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Dale Barnard Waters (May 27, 1909 – December 19, 2001), nicknamed "Muddy" Waters, was an American college and professional football player who was an offensive and defensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons during the early 1930s. Waters played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played for three different NFL teams.

Early years Edit

Waters was born in Henry County, Indiana in 1909.[1] He attended Newcastle High School in Newcastle Township, Fulton County, Indiana.[2]

College career Edit

Waters attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was an offensive and defensive lineman and varsity letterman for coach Charlie Bachman's Florida Gators football team in 1928, 1929 and 1930.[3] Waters was a member of the Gators Eleven of 1928 that led the nation in scoring and finished 8–1, losing only to the Tennessee Volunteers by a single point, 13–12.[4] He was also a guard for the Florida Gators basketball team,[5] lettering in 1929, 1930 and 1931, and serving as the Gators' team captain as a senior in 1931.

Waters graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1935.

Professional career Edit

Waters became a professional football offensive lineman for the NFL's Cleveland Indians ( 1931), Portsmouth Spartans ( 1931), and the Boston Braves/Redskins ( 1932 1933).[6] During his three-season NFL career, Waters played in twenty-seven regular season NFL games, and started in twelve of them.[1]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1, Players, Dale Waters. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  2., Players, Dale Waters. Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  3. 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 186 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  4. Tom McEwen, The Gators: A Story of Florida Football, The Strode Publishers, Huntsville, Alabama, pp. 97–106 (1974).
  5. Associated Press, "Florida's 1930 Cage Entry," The Reading Eagle, p. 10 (January 4, 1930). Retrieved July 23, 2010.
  6. National Football League, Historical Players, Dale Waters. Retrieved May 31, 2010.

Bibliography Edit

  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.
  • Golenbock, Peter, Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3.
  • Hairston, Jack, Tales from the Gator Swamp: A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Champaign, Illinois (2002). ISBN 1-58261-514-4.
  • McCarthy, Kevin M., Fightin' Gators: A History of University of Florida Football, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (2000). ISBN 978-0-7385-0559-6.
  • McEwen, Tom, The Gators: A Story of Florida Football, The Strode Publishers, Huntsville, Alabama (1974). ISBN 0-87397-025-X.
  • Nash, Noel, ed., The Gainesville Sun Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (1998). ISBN 1-57167-196-X.
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