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1952 San Jose State Spartans football team

The 1952 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State College[note 1] during the 1952 University Division football season.

1952 San Jose State Spartans football
ConferenceIndependent
1952 record6–3
Head coachBob Bronzan (3rd season)
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium
(Capacity: 18,155)
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →

San Jose State played as an Independent in 1952. The team was led by third-year head coach Bob Bronzan, and played home games at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. They finished the season with a record of six wins and three losses (6–3). Overall, the team outscored its opponents 251–164 for the season.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 20at ColoradoL 14–20
September 27at San Diego State[note 2]W 47–68,500[1]
October 4at Arizona State[note 3]W 21–14
October 10Fresno State[note 4]W 40–6
October 18at Pacific (CA)[note 5]W 26–21
November 1at StanfordL 13–35
November 7BYU
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
W 44–27
November 14Montana
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
W 39–20
November 27Santa Clara
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
L 7–15

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Team players in the NFLEdit

The following San Jose State players were selected in the 1953 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Jim Psaltis Defensive back 2 15 Chicago Cardinals
George Porter Tackle 12 142 Philadelphia Eagles
Stan Wacholz End 18 212 San Francisco 49ers
Paul Held Quarterback 19 229 Detroit Lions

NotesEdit

  1. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ Arizona State University was known as Arizona State College from 1945 to 1957.
  4. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  5. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  6. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Howard Hagen (September 28, 1952). "S.J. Mauls State, 47-6". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. B-1.
  2. ^ "San Jose State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "San Jose State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "1953 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "San Jose St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 16, 2016.