Bill Peterson
Bill Peterson
Full Name:  William E. Peterson
     Born:  May 15, 1920 in Tornonto, Oh
     Died:  August 5, 1993 in Biloxi, Ms

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FSU Career
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Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1979
For 10 seasons, from 1960-1969, Bill Peterson served as the head football coach at Florida State. "Coach Pete" brought wide-open offensive action in developing some of the decade's greatest teams and individual players. His teams compiled a record of 62-42-11 and made four bowl appearances. In 1964, FSU defeated Oklahoma 36-19 in the Gator Bowl. Two years later, FSU lost to Wyoming in the Sun Bowl, and in the 1967 Gator Bowl FSU tied Penn State 17-17 with a great second-half rally. The final Peterson-FSU bowl appearance came in 1968 when the Seminoles lost a narrow 31-27 decision to LSU in the inaugural Peach Bowl. The rise of FSU football to national prominence is due in large part to the Peterson Era.

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