Al Ulmer
Al Ulmer
Full Name:  Albert Charles Ulmer
     Born:  October 13, 1938 in Binghamton, NY
     Died:  April 13, 2014 in Essex, NY
   School:  Clearwater High School in Clearwater, Florida


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AL ULMER and Joe Majors


FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1957  62  G       5-10 180  So   *   Clearwater                  
1958  62  G       5-10 176  Jr   *   Clearwater                  
1959  62  G       5-10 178  Sr   *   Clearwater                  


Comments
Defensive Lineman/Linebacker from Clearwater...three-year letterman and starter...tireless effort and desire made him one of the best little lineman in America...earned Associated Press All-American Honorable Mention in 1958 and United Press International AA Honorable Mention in 1958 and 1959...Ulmer was frequently mentioned for his outstanding play in the Sunday Democrat by Bill McGrotha after each game...died in 2014.
Obituary for Albert Charles Ulmer
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 14, 2014

Albert Charles Ulmer - Essex, NY - Albert Charles Ulmer passed away peacefully on April 13, 2014, at his home in Essex, N.Y. He was born on Oct. 13, 1938, in Binghamton, N.Y., to Blythe Marion and Albert Ulmer. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Florida State University where he played as a guard and a linebacker and was the captain of the FSU football team. A conscientious objector, he joined the Peace Corps in 1961 and taught high school in Inugu, Nigeria, for two years. In Nigeria, he met Robin Limpus, and they married in 1965. After the Peace Corps, Al bicycled across Europe, volunteered on a kibbutz, and then returned to the States to work in the Civil Rights Movement as an Eleanor Roosevelt Fellow at the Southern Regional Council in Atlanta, Ga. He also served as acting director for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives where he developed farm and alternative energy programs. In the late 1960s, he and Robin moved to Boone, N.C., built a log and stone home (for less than $1,000) and farmed. "For two people tired of cities, racism, and war news, the beauty of the mountains offered special refreshment. It was so very good to get away from it all; the daily barrage of statistics detailing the wheres and hows of death but never the whys, and the withering effect race hatred has on everything it touches, especially love and reason. But one doesn't escape from such things easily," Al wrote at the time. He was a beautiful writer, publishing his work in Will Campbell's "Katallagete" literary journal. In 1972, after the death of their first child, Laurel, Al and Robin left North Carolina. They eventually settled in Williston, Vt., where Al, after constructing his second home, built his career as a stone mason, and quickly became a sought after craftsman and artist. Al was a politically passionate anti-war activist (protesting the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan) and an avid athlete (every Sunday for years he played soccer with a group of Williston families; he also played basketball, tennis, paddleball, and cross-country skied). Having enjoyed bicycling across Europe as a young man, he went back and bicycled 3,000 miles across Greece with Robin and his daughter, Spring, in 1980. In 1989, after having fought the malls and planned development of Williston, Al and Robin resettled in rural Essex, N.Y. There, Al built another stone house, and later purchased and worked a small stone quarry in the hamlet of Essex together with his friend and stone masonry partner, Terry Dinnan. Aside from his stonework, Al was loved for his wit, his fanciful stone sculptures, and his word play. He won at most games - anything from tennis to Scrabble - that he played with friends and family. He liked winning. He invented tools, built bread ovens, and was a particularly original thinker and read widely. Al lived with multiple myeloma, a rare leukemia, for seven-and-a-half years. He worked as a mason and cut his own wood throughout much of this time. Last summer, when he could barely walk due to complications from cancer and chemotherapy, he and Robin built a greenhouse, and he took delight in growing flowers, especially cardinal creepers. He is survived by Robin, Spring, and his sister, Ann Turner of Clearwater, Fla., and her family.



Awards
Football
Year  Award
1958  Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
      United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention
1959  United Press International - All-American - Honorable Mention


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
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1957     |   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
1958     |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  1   -  0- 0 |    -  9- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1959     |   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-  9- 0   0   0  |   0  |   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
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1957     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1958     |        0  0.0        |           0.0        |    -    -                |           0.0         |           0.0         |     
1959     |        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
1957                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 28 BOSTON COLLEGE       |  1           
Oct  5 VILLANOVA            |  1  LG   LG  
Oct 12 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |  1  LG   LG  
Oct 19 ABILENE CHRISTIAN    |  1  LG   LG  
Oct 26 VIRGINIA TECH        |  1  LG   LG  
Nov  8 MIAMI                |  1  LG   LG  
Nov 16 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  1  LG   LG  
Nov 23 AUBURN               |  1  LG   LG  
Nov 30 TAMPA                |  1  LG   LG  
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  9   8    8

                            |      Starts
1958                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 13 TENNESSEE TECH       |  1  LG   LG  
Sep 20 FURMAN               |  1  LG   LG  
Sep 26 GEORGIA TECH         |  1  LG   LG  
Oct  4 WAKE FOREST          |  1  LG   LG  
Oct 11 GEORGIA              |  1  LG   LG  
Oct 18 VIRGINIA TECH        |  1  LG   LG  
Oct 25 TENNESSEE            |  1  LG   LG  
Nov  1 TAMPA                |  1  LG   LG  
Nov  7 MIAMI                |  1  LG   LG  
Nov 22 FLORIDA              |  1  LG   LG  
Dec 13 OKLAHOMA STATE       |  1  LG   LG  
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 11  11   11

                            |      Starts
1959                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 19 WAKE FOREST          |  1  LG   LG  
Sep 26 CITADEL              |  1  LG   LG  
Oct  3 MIAMI                |  1  LG   LG  
Oct 10 VIRGINIA TECH        |  1  LG   LG  
Oct 17 MEMPHIS STATE        |  1  LG   LG  
Oct 24 RICHMOND             |  1  LG   LG  
Oct 31 GEORGIA              |  1  LG   LG  
Nov 14 WILLIAM & MARY       |  1  LG   LG  
Nov 21 FLORIDA              |  1  LG   LG  
Nov 28 TAMPA                |  1  LG   LG  
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 10  10   10

----------------------------|--------------
Career Tot                  | 30  29   29
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       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 28 BOSTON COLLEGE       |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  1  1-  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-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  1-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 12 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   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  8 MIAMI                |  15   0  15  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 23 AUBURN               |   6   4  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                         |  21   4  25  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  1  3-  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  |        |         |    |
1958                        |  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 13 TENNESSEE TECH       |   5   4   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
Sep 20 FURMAN               |   2   5   7  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 |   0
Oct  4 WAKE FOREST          |   2   4   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
Oct 25 TENNESSEE            |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   1-  9- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov  1 TAMPA                |   0   3   3  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  7 MIAMI                |   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
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |  13  19  32  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  1  0-  0- 0 |   1-  9- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1959                        |  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  3 MIAMI                |   6   6  12  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                         |   6   6  12  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
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 28 BOSTON 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  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      |     
Oct 12 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov  8 MIAMI                |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov 23 AUBURN               |   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
1958                        |  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 13 TENNESSEE TECH       |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Sep 20 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  4 WAKE FOREST          |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Oct 25 TENNESSEE            |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov  1 TAMPA                |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |    -   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0         |   0    0  0.0  0      |     
Nov  7 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
1959                        |  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  3 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