Gene McDowell
Gene McDowell
Full Name:  Ephram Eugene McDowell
   School:  Waycross High School in Waycross, Georgia


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FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1960  63  G       5-11 191  So   *   Waycross, GA                
1961  63  G       5-11 184  Jr   *   Waycross, GA                
1962  63  G       5-11 195  Sr   *   Waycross, GA                
Coaches & Administrators

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Awards
Football
Year  Award
1962  Associated Press - 3rd Team All-American
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1985
Gene McDowell came to Florida State from Waycross, Georgia and stayed to become one of the Seminoles' greatest linebackers. McDowell played guard and linebacker from 1960 through 1962. He was captain of the 1962 Seminoles and that season was named to AP's third team All-America, the first FSU player to be so highly honored. In '62, McDowell was named the team's MVP and Florida's College Player of the Year. He also played in the North-South All-Star game.

Following graduation, McDowell coached at FSU in 1968-69, then moved to Kansas State for four years before returning to Tallahassee where he coached the Tribe linebackers from 1974 to 1984. In 1985, he was named head coach at Central Florida. As player and coach Gene McDowell has well represented the garnet and gold.



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
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1960     |   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
1961     |  73  24  97  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  7- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1962     |   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 |  73  24  97  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  7- 0   0   0  |   1  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
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
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1960     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1961     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1962     |        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
Football
Game Participation
                            |      Starts
1960                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 17 RICHMOND             |  1           
Sep 24 FLORIDA              |  1           
Oct  1 WAKE FOREST          |  1           
Oct  8 CITADEL              |  1           
Oct 15 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  1           
Oct 22 WILLIAM & MARY       |  1           
Oct 29 KENTUCKY             |  1           
Nov  4 MIAMI                |  1           
Nov 12 HOUSTON              |  1           
Nov 19 AUBURN               |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 10   0    0

                            |      Starts
1961                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 16 GEORGE WASHINGTON    |  1  LG   LG  
Sep 30 FLORIDA              |  1  LG   LG  
Oct  7 MISSISSIPPI          |  1           
Oct 14 GEORGIA              |  1           
Oct 21 RICHMOND             |  1           
Nov  4 KENTUCKY             |  1  LG   LG  
Nov 11 CITADEL              |  1           
Nov 18 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  1  LG   LG  
Nov 25 HOUSTON              |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  9   4    4

                            |      Starts
1962                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 15 CITADEL              |  1  RG   RG  
Sep 22 KENTUCKY             |  1  RG   RG  
Sep 29 FURMAN               |  1  RG   RG  
Oct  5 MIAMI                |  1  RG   RG  
Oct 20 GEORGIA              |  1  RG   RG  
Oct 27 VIRGINIA TECH        |  1  RG   RG  
Nov  3 HOUSTON              |  1  RG   RG  
Nov 10 GEORGIA TECH         |  1  RG   RG  
Nov 17 FLORIDA              |  1  RG   RG  
Nov 24 AUBURN               |  1  RG   RG  
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 10  10   10

----------------------------|--------------
Career Tot                  | 29  14   14
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1960                        |  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 24 FLORIDA              |   6   1   7  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 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |   1   1   2  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 22 WILLIAM & MARY       |   4   3   7  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  4 MIAMI                |   3   3   6  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                         |  14   8  22  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

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1961                        |  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 30 FLORIDA              |   5   6  11  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 21 RICHMOND             |   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
Nov  4 KENTUCKY             |   4   3   7  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 11 CITADEL              |   5   1   6  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 18 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  17   1  18  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  1-  0- 0 |   1-  7- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 25 HOUSTON              |  10   0  10  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                         |  41  11  52  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  1-  0- 0 |   2-  7- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1962                        |  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  5 MIAMI                |   6   3   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
Oct 20 GEORGIA              |   5   4   9  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  3 HOUSTON              |   9   8  17  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 17 FLORIDA              |   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
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |  20  15  35  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
1960                        |  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 24 FLORIDA              |   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 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      |     
Oct 22 WILLIAM & MARY       |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov  4 MIAMI                |   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

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1961                        |  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 30 FLORIDA              |   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 RICHMOND             |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov  4 KENTUCKY             |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov 11 CITADEL              |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov 18 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      |     
Nov 25 HOUSTON              |   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

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1962                        |  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  5 MIAMI                |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Oct 20 GEORGIA              |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov  3 HOUSTON              |   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 FLORIDA              |   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