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Archival Material on the 1951 Dons Football Team

51 Dons Barni fights for a yard
Three lineman at the ready
Brown with receivers
Coaches in the film room
End around play
Matson and his mother
Toler and Matson
Team practice
team trip
Matson running hard
receiving the pass
Toler ready to play
three friends
Brown posing
32 ready to play
diving at practice
51 Dons Ollie Matson running play
Diving run newspaper photo
Ollie Matson running play
Ollie Matson tackling
Two Dons linemen



Newspaper Stories

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Daley Says: USF Team Best in History
Seven Granite BlocksStar Don Receiver
Dons Mentor Stresses Aerial Game in DrillsMatsons Finest Hour
Ollie Matson drawing

Game Day Player Guide Books

Game Day guidebook 1
Game Day guidebook 2
Game Day guidebook 3
Game Day guidebook 4
Game Day guidebook 5
Game Day guidebook 6
Game Day guidebook 7

Spread from 1951 Team Media Guide

Media Guide spread

Toler as referee
Burl Toler became the first African American NFL game offical.

Pete Rozelle NFL comissioner
Pete Rozelle, the team’s sports information director, eventually became the commissioner of the National Football League.

St Clair field dedication
Members of the team gathered for the dedication of Bob St. Clair Field at Kezar Stadium in 2001.

team photo