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Ray Graves (born December 31, 1918) a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, was a former head coach of the University of Florida football team. December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Knoxville redirects here. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Graves was hired as Florida's head coach in 1960 to replace fellow Tennessee alumnus Bob Woodruff. Graves led Florida to five bowl appearances during his tenure. Graves coached several outstanding players at Florida, including 1966 Heisman Trophy recipient Steve Spurrier (1963-1966) and NFL Hall of Fame inductee Jack Youngblood (1968-1970). Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... An alumnus (masculine) or alumna (feminine) is a former student of a college, university, or school. ... Bob Woodruff with former World News Tonight co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas Robert Warren Bob Woodruff (born August 18, 1961) is an American television journalist. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... Steven Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and current the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950, Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


One of the highlights of the Graves era was a 10-6 upset victory over Bear Bryant's 1962 Alabama team at Tuscaloosa. Alabama would not lose again in Tuscaloosa until 1982. Bear Bryant monument in front of Legion Field in Birmingham Paul William Bear Bryant (September 11, 1913 – January 26, 1983) was an American college football coach. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1969, despite achieving an all time record at Florida of 70-31-4 [1], Graves stepped down to make room for Doug Dickey to return to his alma mater as head coach for the 1970 season. Graves would serve as athletic director at Florida from 1971 through 1980. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Graves would remain the winningest coach in Florida football history until his former player, Steve Spurrier, surpassed him in 1996.[citation needed] 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Graves now resides in Tampa, Florida with his wife, Opal. Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town, Jook City Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ...


He was also an assistant coach at Georgia Tech. The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a public, coeducational university, part of the University System of Georgia, and located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia and Metz, France. ...


The Athletic Office at University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium was named in honor of Graves during the 2005 Gator Football season. The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field is the American football stadium for the University of Florida college team, and is located in Gainesville, Florida. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=905
Preceded by
Bob Woodruff
University of Florida Head Football Coach
19601969
Succeeded by
Doug Dickey

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Ray Graves Sports Camp - UF Special and Area Studies Collections (183 words)
This promotional film for the Ray Graves Sports Camp was shot at the camp's location at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida.
No date is given, but the fact that Spurrier is referred to as a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, as well as visual clues, suggest that the film was shot in the late 1960s.
Ray Graves Sports Camp, Moving Image Collection, University of Florida Archives, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Law.com (1725 words)
Graves observed Delese go to the meat counter, order two T-bone steaks (approximately eleven dollars in value), and put the two wrapped packages in his shorts as he walked to the exit.
Graves caught up to Delese, a struggle ensued, and in the course of that struggle, an elderly lady, Hazel Ray, was knocked to the ground and broke her hip.
Although he alleges he could not remember whether he shoved Graves, Delese had an opportunity to plead not guilty, to call witnesses, to cross-examine witnesses, and have all of the protections afforded a defendant in a criminal trial, including the requirement of evidence to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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