Bill McGrotha
Bill McGrotha
Full Name:  Bill McGrotha
     Died:  January 27, 1993 in Tallahassee, Fl

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FSU Career
Moore-Stone Award


Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1980
From 1952 until his death in 1992, Tallahassee Democrat readers and sports fans throughout the South looked forward to reading Bill McGrotha's sports columns. McGrotha was uniquely qualified to chronicle FSU's growth and rise to national prominence, which he did for 40 years in the Democrat and in his book Seminoles! The First Forty Years. He won Associated Press national awards in 1980 for features and 1984 for columns and was a past-president of the Football Writers Association. He was described in the Democrat's three-page eulogy as a "meticulous reporter, a talented worsdmith and an unwaveringly genuine man." In 1997, Florida State named the football press area in his honor.

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