Ham Bisbee
Ham Bisbee
Full Name:  Hamilton Joseph Bisbee, Jr.
     Born:  February 12, 1936 in Sanford, Fl
     Died:  January 7, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl


FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1954  23  RE      5-11 171  Fr   *   Sanford                     
1955  81  E       6-1  175  So   *   Sanford                     
1956  81  E       6-0  172  Jr   *   Sanford                     
1957  81  E       6-1  172  Sr   *   Sanford                     
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1956      1B      5-11 175  L  L  So   *   Sanford               


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Hamilton Bisbee Obituary
Published in the Florida Times-Union on January 10, 2013

Hamilton J. Bisbee, 76, of Ponte Vedra Beach passed away on January 7, 2013. He was born on February 12, 1936 in Sanford, Florida. Hamilton graduated in 1958 with a business degree from Florida State University, where he attended on a football scholarship and played baseball. He was also a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Following graduation, Hamilton enjoyed an accomplished and successful executive business, entrepreneurial and consulting career spanning five decades. Starting in sales with the Travelers Insurance Company in Jacksonville in 1960, he eventually moved to the Rourke Eno Paper Company, gaining successive promotions in sales, distribution and management until his appointment to president in 1980. He assumed the same role for Houston, Texas-based Monarch Paper, and in 1986, returned to Florida as CEO of the Unijax Company in Jacksonville. Recognizing his entrepreneurial instincts and turnaround expertise, Hamilton purchased the Coastal Plastics Corporation in Jacksonville in 1989, ultimately selling the company. He then acquired Drummac, Inc. in 1995, eventually serving as a board director until last year. Prior to retiring, he established a successful consulting practice, advising manufacturing companies in a variety of industries. A member of the Sawgrass Country Club, Maggie Valley Club & Resort and Maggie Valley Men s Golf Association, Hamilton was a scratch golfer who won countless club tournaments and had many hole-in-ones over the years. Active in the two communities in which he resided, his board positions included the Persimmon Condominium Homeowner s Association, SouthTrust Bank/ Jacksonville, International Paper Advisory Board, Jacksonville University, and Athletes Against Drugs. As fiercely proud Seminole, he rarely missed a home game in more than 50 years and was a member of the Florida State Varsity Club. Hamilton was an avid skier and a skilled hunter. He recently joined the Florida Writers Association and enjoyed writing short stories. An outgoing man with a sharp wit who loved to tell jokes and never blew the punch line, Hamilton will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his children Christopher Bisbee (Jennifer) and Ashley Bisbee Rea; grandchildren Alexander and Leah Bisbee and Charlotte and Anna Rea; sister Beatrice Geib; nieces Louise and Lynn Geib; Carol Hadley, the mother of his children and many extended family members and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Hamilton J. Bisbee, Sr. and Elmina Bisbee.



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
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1954     |   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
1955     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   1  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   1   0 |  1 |   8
1956     |   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
1957     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   1  |   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  |   2  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   1   0 |  2 |  14
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
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1954     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1955     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   5  118 23.6  1     |   0-  0 - 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  118
1956     |   2   -7 -3.5  0     |   4   68 17.0  1     |   0-  0 - 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   61
1957     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   2   18  9.0  0     |   0-  0 - 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   18
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot    0 |   2   -7 -3.5  0     |  11  204 18.5  2     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  197
Football
Game Participation
                            |      Starts
1954                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 18 GEORGIA              |  1           
Sep 25 ABILENE CHRISTIAN    |  1           
Oct  2 LOUISVILLE           |  1           
Oct 23 AUBURN               |  1           
Oct 30 VIRGINIA MILITARY    |  1           
Nov 13 FURMAN               |  1           
Nov 20 STETSON              |  1           
Jan  1 TEXAS WESTERN        |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  8   0    0

                            |      Starts
1955                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 17 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |  1           
Sep 30 MIAMI                |  1           
Oct  8 VIRGINIA TECH        |  1           
Oct 15 GEORGIA              |  1  RE   RE  
Oct 22 GEORGIA TECH         |  1  RE   RE  
Nov  5 VILLANOVA            |  1  RE   RE  
Nov 11 FURMAN               |  1  RE   RE  
Nov 19 CITADEL              |  1           
Nov 25 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  1           
Dec  3 TAMPA                |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 10   4    4

                            |      Starts
1956                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 22 OHIO                 |  1           
Oct  6 VIRGINIA TECH        |  1           
Oct 20 WAKE FOREST          |  1           
Nov 10 FURMAN               |  1           
Nov 17 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  1           
Nov 24 AUBURN               |  1  RE   RE  
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  6   1    1

                            |      Starts
1957                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 21 FURMAN               |  1           
Oct  5 VILLANOVA            |  1           
Oct 12 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |  1           
Oct 19 ABILENE CHRISTIAN    |  1           
Oct 26 VIRGINIA TECH        |  1           
Nov 16 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  1           
Nov 23 AUBURN               |  1           
Nov 30 TAMPA                |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  8   0    0

----------------------------|--------------
Career Tot                  | 32   5    5
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1955                        |  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  8 VIRGINIA TECH        |   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 15 GEORGIA              |   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
Nov  5 VILLANOVA            |   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   0 |  0 |   2
Nov 19 CITADEL              |   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
Dec  3 TAMPA                |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   1  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  1 |   6
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   1  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  1    0 |  1 |   8

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1956                        |  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
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Sep 22 OHIO                 |   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
Nov 10 FURMAN               |   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   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 17 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |   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
Nov 24 AUBURN               |   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
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   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    0 |  1 |   6

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1957                        |  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
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Sep 21 FURMAN               |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   1  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct  5 VILLANOVA            |   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   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 23 AUBURN               |   8   1   9  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
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   8   1   9  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  1-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   1  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1955                        |  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  8 VIRGINIA TECH        |   0    0  0.0  0     |   1   18 18.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   18
Oct 15 GEORGIA              |   0    0  0.0  0     |   2   56 28.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   56
Nov  5 VILLANOVA            |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov 19 CITADEL              |   0    0  0.0  0     |   1   36 36.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   36
Dec  3 TAMPA                |   0    0  0.0  0     |   1    8  8.0  1     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    8
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   0    0  0.0  0     |   5  118 23.6  1     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  118

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1956                        |  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
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Sep 22 OHIO                 |   0    0  0.0  0     |   2   35 17.5  1     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   35
Nov 10 FURMAN               |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov 17 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |   0    0  0.0  0     |   1   15 15.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   15
Nov 24 AUBURN               |   2   -7 -3.5  0     |   1   18 18.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   11
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   2   -7 -3.5  0     |   4   68 17.0  1     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   61

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1957                        |  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
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Sep 21 FURMAN               |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Oct  5 VILLANOVA            |   0    0  0.0  0     |   1    9  9.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |    9
Nov 23 AUBURN               |   0    0  0.0  0     |   1    9  9.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |    9
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   0    0  0.0  0     |   2   18  9.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   18

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1956  .268  13  10   41  10  11   3       1  14   17  .415                  .268              
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Tot   .268  13  10   41  10  11   3   0   1  14   17  .415   0   0   0   0  .268  0  0   0   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1956
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 16 FURMAN                 3  .400  1 1B   5   1   2            0   2                      0            
Mar 17 FURMAN                 3  .429  1 1B   2   1   1            2   1                      0   5    1   
Mar 19 GEORGIA TEACHERS       3  .273  1 1B   4   0   0            0   0                      0   6    0   
Mar 24 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   3  .214  1 1B   3   0   0            0   0                      0   4    0   
Mar 26 INDIANA                7  .294  1 1B   3   1   2 1      1   3   6                      0   5    0   
Mar 27 INDIANA                7  .318  1 1B   5   1   2            3   2                      0  10    1  2
Mar 29 NORTH CAROLINA         7  .280  1 1B   3   0   0            0   0                      0   4    0  1
Mar 30 WISCONSIN              7  .276  1 1B   4   0   1 1          1   2                      0   9    1  1
Apr  2 WEST VIRGINIA          5  .265  1 1B   5   2   1 1          1   2                      0   8    1  3
Apr  4 WISCONSIN              9a .265  1      0   1   0            0   0                      0   0    0   
Apr  5 ILLINOIS               5a .265  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0   2    0   
Apr 16 CINCINNATI             8  .270  1 1B   3   2   1            2   1                      0   6    1   
Apr 21 STETSON                5a .289  1      1   1   1            2   1                      0   2    0   
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                                 .289 13 10  38  10  11  3  0  1  14  17  0   0  0  0  0  0   0   61   5  7