Wayne Benner
Wayne Benner
Full Name:  Wayne W. Benner
     Died:  September 8, 2015 in Fernandina Beach, Fl
   School:  Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana


FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1950  43  HB      5-11 190  Jr   *   LaPorte, IN                 
1951  43  HB      6-0  190  Sr   *   LaPorte, IN                 
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1951      OF      5-11 190        Jr   *   LaPorte, IN           
1952      OF      5-11 190        Sr   *   LaPorte, IN           


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Obituary for Wayne W. Benner
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Sept. 10, 2015

Mr. Wayne W. Benner, better known as Coach Benner, age 88 of Fernandina Beach, passed away at his home on Tuesday morning, September 8, 2015. Born in Laporte, IN, he was the eldest and last living of two sons born to the late Darrell Augustus and Helen Ruth Benner. He grew up in Laporte and graduated from Laporte High School, Class of 1945. After high school he enlisted and served in the U.S. Army. Upon being honorably discharged he returned home and enrolled at and attended the University of Indiana. After two years he transferred to Florida State University where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education. While attending FSU he played baseball and football where he was part of the first undefeated football team in the state of Florida in 1950. Shortly after he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns and New York Yankees. At the time of his graduation, he began a long career coaching and mentoring young people through local school sports programs. He initially accepted a job at Live Oak High School in Suwanee County before going to Woodbine in Camden County, GA. From 1954 until 1969 Coach Benner coached at Fernandina Beach High School. In 1969, he moved to the Middle School where he remained until retiring in 1983. After retiring he continued to substitute teach as needed. Coach Benner had attended the Lutheran Church when they were meeting at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. He is preceded in death by his wife, Eloise who passed away in 1997, his brother, Jake, three sons, Stanley, Jerry, and Frank, and two grandchildren. Coach Benner leaves behind, two sons, Darrell Benner and his wife, Patty Mills Benner, Fernandina Beach, FL, Joey Joe Benner and his wife, Josephine, Fernandina Beach, FL, a daughter, Sherry Graddy and her husband, Frank, Gainesville, FL, a daughter in law Shannon Keith, Fernandina Beach, FL, seven grandchildren, Cassie McCook (Matt), Laurel Sapp (Barry), Emily Graddy, Jared Graddy, Miki Hartman (Chad), Melissa Benner, Zachary Edenfield and five great grandchildren, Jackson, Bentley, Haylie, Presley and Andrew.



FSU Statistics
Football
Season Statistics
Defense
         |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
Year  GP |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1950     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
1951     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot    0 |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
Offense/Kick and Punt Returns
         |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
Year  GP |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1950     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   3- 13 - 1    61  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  1      |    0
1951     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot    0 |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   3-  13- 1    61  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  1      |    0
Punting and Kicking
         |            Punting             |                       Kicking
Year  GP |  no   yds  avg lg tb fc i20 bk | fgm-fga   pct 01-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 lg   kick
---------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
1950     |   8   315 39.4                 |    -    0.000   -     -     -     -         -  
---------|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
Tot    0 |   8   315 39.4  0  0  0   0  0 |   0-0   0.000  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0- 0  0   0-0
Football
Game Participation
                            |      Starts
1950                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Oct  7 RANDOLPH-MACON COLL  |  1           
Oct 14 HOWARD               |  1           
Oct 21 NEWBERRY COLLEGE     |  1           
Oct 28 SEWANEE              |  1           
Nov 10 STETSON              |  1           
Nov 18 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  |  1           
Nov 25 TAMPA                |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  7   0    0

                            |      Starts
1951                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 29 TROY STATE           |  1       DB  
Oct  5 MIAMI                |  1       DB  
Oct 13 DELTA STATE          |  1       DB  
Oct 20 SUL ROSS STATE       |  1       DB  
Oct 27 STETSON              |  1           
Nov 10 WOFFORD COLLEGE      |  1           
Nov 17 TAMPA                |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  7   0    4

----------------------------|--------------
Career Tot                  | 14   0    4
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1950                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Oct  7 RANDOLPH-MACON COLL  |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 14 HOWARD               |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   1-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 21 NEWBERRY COLLEGE     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   1-  7- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 28 SEWANEE              |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   1-  2- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 25 TAMPA                |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   3-  9- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  1 |   6

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1950                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Oct  7 RANDOLPH-MACON COLL  |   1   20 20.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   20
Oct 14 HOWARD               |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Oct 21 NEWBERRY COLLEGE     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Oct 28 SEWANEE              |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0   35 |    2
Nov 25 TAMPA                |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  1      |    0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   1   20 20.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  1   35 |   22

Baseball
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1951  .313   9   9   32   4  10   0   2   0   3   14  .438                  .313         1    
1952  .313  14       48  12  15   3   1   0  11   20  .417  10      10      .431     1   3    
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tot   .313  23   9   80  16  25   3   3   0  14   34  .425  10   0  10   0  .389  0  1   4   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1951
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mar 14 TENNESSEE              5  .333  1 LF   3   1   1            0   1                      0            
Mar 21 GEORGIA                5  .200  1 LF   2   0   0            0   0                      0            
Mar 23 MIAMI                  6  .111  1 LF   4   0   0            1   0                      0            
Apr  5 ROLLINS COLLEGE        8  .357  1 LF   5   1   4     1      0   6                      0            
Apr 20 STETSON                8  .294  1 LF   3   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr 21 STETSON                8  .286  1 RF   4   0   1            1   1                      0            
Apr 27 GEORGIA                8  .240  1 LF   4   1   0            1   0                  1   1            
Apr 28 GEORGIA                7  .222  1 LF   2   0   0            0   0                      0            
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                                 .222  8  8  27   3   6  0  1  0   3   8  0   0  0  0  0  1   1    0   0  0
1952
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mar 28 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS     5  .250  1 LF   4   0   1            0   1                      0           1
Mar 29 LOYOLA-NEW ORLEANS     5  .222  1 LF   5   0   1            0   1                      0            
Apr  5 MIAMI                  8  .250  1 LF   3   1   1            0   1                  1   1            
Apr  5 MIAMI                  8  .375  1 LF   4   0   3            0   3                      0            
Apr 18 TAMPA                  5  .381  1 LF   5   1   2 1          3   3                      0            
Apr 19 TAMPA                  5  .375  1 LF   3   3   1            0   1                  1   1            
Apr 25 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   5  .333  1 LF   3   1   0            2   0                      0            
Apr 26 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   5  .355  1 LF   4   1   2            1   2      1               0            
Apr 29 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   4  .400  1 LF   4   3   3 2          4   5                  1   1            
May  9 ROLLINS COLLEGE        6  .385  1 LF   4   0   1     1      1   3                      0   2    0  1
May 10 ROLLINS COLLEGE        6  .357  1 LF   3   0   0            0   0                      0            
May 16 STETSON                5  .349  1 LF   1   1   0            0   0               1      0            
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                                 .349 12 12  43  11  15  3  1  0  11  20  0   1  0  0  1  3   3    2   0  2