Bill Cappleman
Bill Cappleman
Full Name:  George William Cappleman
   School:  Dunedin High School in Dunedin, Florida


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BILL CAPPLEMAN, Kim Hammond, Bill Burkhardt, Gary Pajcic  


FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1966  14  QB      6-3  199  So       Dunedin                     
1967  14  QB      6-3  205  So-R     Dunedin                     
1968  14  QB      6-3  207  Jr-R *   Dunedin                     
1969  14  QB      6-3  210  Sr-R *   Dunedin                     
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1967  35  P       6-3  190  R  R  So   *   Dunedin               


Awards
Football
Year  Award
1968  Associated Press - All-American - Honorable Mention
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1984
From 1967 through 1969 number 14, Bill Cappleman, re-wrote the Florida State record book, claiming all career and season passing records. "Cap" threw 42 TD passes, completed 349 of 639 and gained 5,135 yards in the air. His total offense mark was 4,173 yards. His single season records include: 25 TD passes, 2,467 passing yards, 2,342 total offense yards, 344 passes and 183 completions. Against Memphis State in 1969 this brilliant signal caller gained 508 yards in the air. Perhaps Cappleman's greatest game under center came as he led FSU to a 40-20 victory over powerful Houston in 1968. He was unstoppable and his performance won Sport Illustrated's designation as national back of the week. Cappleman was chosen All-Southeastern Independent and honorable mention All-American. In '69 he was named Florida's finest football player. Bill Cappleman well represented his alma mater as he carried on the FSU tradition of exciting football.



FSU Statistics
Football
Season Statistics
         |       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
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1966     |   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
1967     |   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
1968     |   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 |  1 |   6
1969     |   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
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
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   0 |  1 |   6
         |       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
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1966     |   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
1967     |   6   -5 -0.8  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   4-  5 - 0    27  0 14  |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   -5
1968     |  62  -68 -1.1  1 20  |   0    0  0.0  0     | 162-287 -11  2410 25 63t |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -68
1969     |  73 -332 -4.5  0 23  |   0    0  0.0  0     | 183-344 -18  2467 14 80t |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      | -332
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot    0 | 141 -405 -2.9  1 23  |   0    0  0.0  0     | 349- 636-29  4904 39 80t |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      | -405
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1967                        |  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 14 SOUTH CAROLINA       |   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 |  0 |   0
Oct 21 TEXAS TECH           |   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 |  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 |  0 |   0

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1968                        |  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 21 MARYLAND             |   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 |  1 |   6
Sep 28 FLORIDA              |   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 |  0 |   0
Oct  5 TEXAS A&M            |   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 |  0 |   0
Oct 19 MEMPHIS STATE        |   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 |  0 |   0
Oct 26 SOUTH CAROLINA       |   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 |  0 |   0
Nov  2 VIRGINIA TECH        |   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 |  0 |   0
Nov  9 MISSISSIPPI STATE    |   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 |  0 |   0
Nov 16 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 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 23 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 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 29 HOUSTON              |   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 |  0 |   0
Dec 30 *LOUISIANA STATE     |   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 |  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 |  1 |   6

                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1969                        |  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 20 WICHITA STATE        |   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 |  0 |   0
Sep 26 MIAMI                |   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 |  0 |   0
Oct  4 FLORIDA              |   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 |  0 |   0
Oct 18 TULSA                |   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 |  0 |   0
Oct 25 MISSISSIPPI STATE    |   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 |  0 |   0
Nov  1 SOUTH CAROLINA       |   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 |  0 |   0
Nov  8 VIRGINIA TECH        |   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 |  0 |   0
Nov 15 MEMPHIS STATE        |   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 |  0 |   0
Nov 22 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 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 29 HOUSTON              |   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 |  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 |  0 |   0

* Bowl Game stats not included
                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1967                        |  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 14 SOUTH CAROLINA       |   2    8  4.0  0     |   2   18  9.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   26
Oct 21 TEXAS TECH           |   4  -13 -3.3  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   2-   3- 0     9  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -13
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |   6   -5 -0.8  0     |   2   18  9.0  0     |   2-   3- 0     9  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   13

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1968                        |  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 21 MARYLAND             |   4   -6 -1.5  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   3-   6- 1    51  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   -6
Sep 28 FLORIDA              |   1    2  2.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   3-   9- 0    22  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    2
Oct  5 TEXAS A&M            |  12   12  1.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  15-  32- 2   208  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   12
Oct 19 MEMPHIS STATE        |   4   -8 -2.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  18-  34- 0   279  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   -8
Oct 26 SOUTH CAROLINA       |  10   -6 -0.6  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  25-  42- 1   437  4     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   -6
Nov  2 VIRGINIA TECH        |   8  -16 -2.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  18-  45- 5   240  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -16
Nov  9 MISSISSIPPI STATE    |   6  -20 -3.3  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  20-  30- 1   285  3     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -20
Nov 16 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   9  -11 -1.2  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  13-  22- 0   172  3     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -11
Nov 23 WAKE FOREST          |   5    2  0.4  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  22-  33- 1   365  5     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    2
Nov 29 HOUSTON              |   3  -17 -5.7  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  25-  34- 0   351  4     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -17
Dec 30 *LOUISIANA STATE     |   9  -17 -1.9  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  21-  41- 1   221  3     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -17
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |  62  -68 -1.1  1     |   0    0  0.0  0     | 162- 287-11  2410 25     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -68

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1969                        |  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 20 WICHITA STATE        |   4   -7 -1.8  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  12-  27- 1   180  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   -7
Sep 26 MIAMI                |   9  -57 -6.3  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  24-  38- 3   209  1     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -57
Oct  4 FLORIDA              |  11  -91 -8.3  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  20-  42- 3   223  1     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -91
Oct 18 TULSA                |   3  -17 -5.7  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  19-  37- 3   372  3     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -17
Oct 25 MISSISSIPPI STATE    |   9   -4 -0.4  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  17-  30- 1   236  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   -4
Nov  1 SOUTH CAROLINA       |   6    4  0.7  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  17-  29- 0   203  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    4
Nov  8 VIRGINIA TECH        |  12  -21 -1.8  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  12-  28- 1   122  1     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -21
Nov 15 MEMPHIS STATE        |   4  -18 -4.5  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  31-  50- 2   508  3     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -18
Nov 22 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   3  -31 **.*  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  13-  26- 2   149  1     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -31
Nov 29 HOUSTON              |  12  -90 -7.5  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |  18-  37- 2   265  2     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |  -90
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |  73 -332 -4.5  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     | 183- 344-18  2467 14     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      | -332

* Bowl Game stats not included
Baseball
Pitching Statistics
Year   ERA  W  L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV  IP    H   R   ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR  AB  B/AVG  WP HBP BK SFA SHA
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1967  9.00  0  0   2  0  0   0      0   3.0   4   4   3   3   1                                          
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tot   9.00  0  0   2  0  0   0   0  0   3.0   4   4   3   3   1   0   0   0    0  .000   0   0  0   0   0
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1967  .000   2   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   0       0                   0    
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Tot   .000   2   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000  0  0   0   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1967
Date  Opponent              W  L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV   IP    H   R  ER  BB  SO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Apr  5 PARSONS COLLEGE             1                    1.0   1   0   0   1   1
Apr  6 PARSONS COLLEGE             1                    2.0   3   4   3   2   0
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Tot                         0  0   2  0  0   0   0  0   3.0   4   4   3   3   1
1967
Date  Opponent                AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Apr  5 PARSONS COLLEGE       .000  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr  6 PARSONS COLLEGE       .000  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0            
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             .000  2  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0  0   0  0  0  0  0   0    0   0  0


Pro Career
Football
Height: 6-3   Weight: 210
Drafted: 1970, 2nd Round  #51, Minnesota Vikings, QB    
Debut: December 13, 1970

Year  Abbr   Team                                No      Pos
1970  Min    Minnesota Vikings                   17      QB
1973  Det    Detroit Lions                       17      QB


Pro Statistics
Football
Offensive Statistics
Year Team  GP  GS   Pass Comp   Pct   Yds Int   Eff Long  TD   Rush  Yds   Avg Long  TD
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1970 Min    1          7    4  .571    49   0  78.9        0      0    0   0.0        0
1973 Det    7         11    5  .455    33   1  14.6        0      1   -2  -2.0        0
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2 Years     8   0     18    9  .500    82   1  39.6        0      1   -2  -2.0        0