Floridians in Major College Football, 1981


  • Harold McConnell


Anthony Carter of Michigan, George Peoples of Auburn, Eddie Weaver of Georgia, Larry Kissner of Notre Dame, Nate Dozier of Louisville, Mike Reilly of  Oklahoma, and Cedric Anderson of Ohio State -- the reader may recognize these as names of major college football players in the early 1980's. However, they shared an additional attribute: all were Florida residents who competed for institutions outside the state. This paper describes certain geographic aspects of participation in major college football by Floridians during the 1981 season. It also addresses the county-level relationship between population and number of Floridians in major college football, and models their out-of-state migration.