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Larry Fedora

  • Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
  • (As of Jan. 7, 2005)

Coaching Experience
2004 Florida (Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
2003 Florida (Perimeter Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
2002 Florida (Run Game Coordinator/Running Backs)
1999-01 Middle Tennessee (Offensive Coordinator)
1997-98 Air Force (Passing Game/Receivers)
1995-96 Baylor (Running Backs)
1993-94 Baylor (Wide Receivers)
1991-92 Baylor (Graduate Assistant-Tight Ends)
1987-90 Garland High School
1986 Austin College (Graduate Assistant)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • 15 years of collegiate coaching experience with four years as offensive coordinator on the collegiate level.
  • 17 players have received All-Conference recognition, including All-Southeastern Conference C Mike Degory (Florida), RB Ciatrick Fason (Florida), QB Chris Leak (Florida), OG Mo Mitchell (Florida), Mike All-Sun Belt Conference QB Wes Counts (Middle Tennessee), RB Dwone Hicks (Middle Tennessee), WR Kendall Newson (Middle Tennessee), OL Brandon Westbrook (Middle Tennessee) and OL Glen Elarbee (Middle Tennessee); All-SWC TE Alonzo Pierce (Baylor), WR Ben Bronson (Baylor), WR Kalief Muhammad (Baylor) and RB Jerod Douglas (Baylor); All-WAC QB Blane Morgan (Air Force) and WR Matt Farmer (Air Force); All-Mountain West WR Ryan Fleming (Air Force) and TE Ken Chandler (Air Force).
  • Coached 11 players who have signed a NFL contract, including Tyrone Calico who was a second-round pick by the Tennessee Titans. Florida WR Carlos Perez signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004 as did Kelvin Kight with the St. Louis Rams. The year before, Gator RB Earnest Graham signed a free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Bucs in 2003 along with former Middle Tennessee's RBs Dwone Hicks (Titans) and ReShard Lee (Cowboys). Middle Tennessee OL Barry Hall signed a free agent contract with the Tennessee Titans in 2001. MTSU WR Kendall Newsom was a seventh-round pick by Jacksonville in 2002. Baylor WR Morris Anderson signed with the 49ers along with WR Derrius Thompson who signed with the Washington Redskins. Air Force WR Matt Farmer signed with the New York Jets in '00.
  • Coached in eight bowl games, including the 2004 Peach Bowl, 2004 Outback Bowl, 2003 Outback Bowl, 1998 Oahu Bowl, 1997 Las Vegas Bowl, 1994 Alamo Bowl, 1992 John Hancock Bowl and 1991 Copper Bowl.
  • The 2004 Gator offense ranked first in the SEC in six categories: passing offense (271.1 ypg), total offense (426.9 ypg), third-down conversions (47.8), touchdown passes (29), pass attempts (407), pass completions (243).
  • The 2004 Gator offense finished ranked ninth nationally in third down conversions (47.8) and ranked in the top 25 nationally in three other categories (pass offense - 13th; scoring - 20; total offense - 23rd).
  • The 2004 Gator offense converted 47.8 percent of its third downs in the regular season, the fourth best in school history. The UF offense also ranked among the most prolific in school history. A look at how UF stacked up in school history in various categories (31.8 ppg - 11th; 4.5 yards per carry - ninth; 426.9 ypg - 10th; 29 passing TDs - 10th
  • The 2004 Gator offense was just the second in SEC history to feature the top passer in the SEC (Chris Leak, 266.4 ypg), the top rusher (Ciatrick Fason, 105.6 ypg), the top receiver (O.J. Small, 5.3 cpg) in the same year (the 1966 Gator team also accomplished that).
  • The 2004 Gator offense was the first in SEC history (since records were kept in 1970) to feature the top passer, the top rusher, the top receiver and the top player in total offense.
  • The 2004 UF offense also featured the top scorer (Matt Leach, 88 points). UF was the only offense in the SEC to have three receivers rank in the top 10 of the league in yards receiving per game.
  • In his first season on the Florida coaching staff in 2002, the Gators rushed for 20 touchdowns, which tied for the 12th highest total in UF history.
  • For just the fourth time in school history, four UF receivers caught at least 30 passes in 2003.
  • All 17 UF players who caught a pass in 2003 set or tied a single season career record for catches, yards or touchdowns. In 2003 alone, 16 of the 17 players also tied or surpassed their career totals entering the season in either catches, yards or touchdowns.
  • In 2003, freshman Andre Caldwell hauled in 19 passes - the third highest total by a true freshman in school history.
  • In 2002, Florida tailback Earnest Graham finished the season ranked fourth in the Southeastern Conference in rushing yards per game (84.0). Graham became Florida's third player in the last 10 seasons to finish among the top four in the league in the category. Graham also became the fifth Gator to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season in the history of the program (1,085).
  • In three seasons as Middle Tennessee's offensive coordinator, Fedora produced one of the nation's most prolific offenses. The Blue Raiders averaged 424 yards of total offense, 181 rushing yards and 31 points per game over three seasons.
  • In 2001, Middle Tennessee quarterback Wes Counts was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, while running back Dwone Hicks was named Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Offensive coordinator for Middle Tennessee in 2001, when Dwone Hicks broke the school record for single season rushing touchdowns (20). Hicks was also second in the nation in scoring with 24 total TDs in 2001.
  • In 2001, Middle Tennessee ranked fifth nationally in total offense, averaging 481.5 yards per game. In 1999 and 2000, Middle Tennessee ranked among the top 16 teams in the nation in total offense (357.8 ypg in 1999 and 433.5 ypg in 2000). Middle Tennessee running back Dwone Hicks rushed for 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons (1,277 in '00 and 1,143 in '01).
  • Middle Tennessee broke 43 offensive school records and one NCAA record over three seasons.

Playing Career

  • Wide receiver at Austin College (1981-84). Helped lead his team to a NAIA championship in 1981. Received Academic All-American honors in 1983 and honorable mention All-America honors in 1983 and 1984.

Prominent Players Coached

FLORIDA

  • TB EARNEST GRAHAM - Fifth Gator in school history to rush for more than 3,000 yards as he finished his career with 3,065 yards and 33 rushing touchdowns. In 2002, he established his season best with 11 rushing TDs as only four players in UF history ran for more touchdowns in a single season. His 1,085 rushing yards in 2002 was seventh best in school history and the most for a UF back since 1997. Signed as a free agent with the Bucs in 2003.
  • QB CHRIS LEAK - Led the SEC in passing yards per game (266.4 ypg) and total offense (273.0 ypg) in 2004. His 29 touchdowns ranked fourth best in school history and his 45 in two years is the second best two year total in school history. Had four 300-yards games and has thrown for a TD in all 21 of his career starts.
  • RB CIATRICK FASON - Led in the SEC in rushing (105.6 ypg) and touchdowns (12) in 2004. He ranks sixth all time in UF history with 1,267 yards rushing in 2004. Only four running backs in school history reached the 1,000-yard mark in a season quicker than Fason, who eclipsed the mark in his ninth game (Emmitt Smith, Jimmy Dubose and Errict Rhett are the others). Had career-high 210 yards vs. Kentucky, the top total by a UF back since Smith in 1989.
  • WR O.J. SMALL- Led the SEC in receiving (5.3 yards per catch) in 2004. Caught a pass in 30 consecutive games, the third longest streak in school history and has 117 career catches.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE:

  • RB TYRONE CALICO- Became MTSU's highest draft pick in school history when he was selected in the second round by the Tennessee Titans.
  • QB WES COUNTS - Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in 2001. Seven career 300-yard passing games, the most in school history. Led the nation in completion percentage (.730) in 2001. Passed for a school-record 459 yards, on 23 of 28 passing - including 15-straight completions at one point- and six TD passes vs. Idaho in 2001.
  • OL GLEN ELARBEE - Second team All-Sun Belt Conference in 2001.
  • OL BARRY HALL - First team All-Independent in 2000. Free agent signee of the Tennessee Titans.
  • RB DWONE HICKS -Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. Middle Tennessee's all-time scoring leader in points with 292 and touchdowns with 48. Thirteen 100-yard rushing games, the most in school history. Two 200-yard rushing games, including a 311-yard performance against Louisiana Tech.
  • WR KENDALL NEWSON - A first-team All-Sun Belt selection in 2001. Holds the career mark for receptions (208), yards and 100-yard receiving games. Selected in the seventh-round of the 2002 NFL Draft by Jacksonville.
  • OL BRANDON WESTBROOK - A first-team All-Sun Belt Conference in 2001.

AIR FORCE:

  • TE KEN CHANDLER - Second-team All-Mountain West Conference (1999).
  • WR MATT FARMER - Second-team All-Western Athletic Conference (1998).
  • WR RYAN FLEMING - First-team All-Mountain West Conference (2000).
  • QB BLANE MORGAN - Two-time All-Western Athletic Conference (1997-98).

BAYLOR:

  • WR BEN BRONSON - First-team All-SWC (1994). Signed free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts in 1995.
  • RB JEROD DOUGLAS - First-team All-SWC (1995).
  • WR KALIEF MUHAMMAD - First-team All-SWC (1995).
  • TE ALONZO PIERCE - First-team All-SWC (1991).

NFL PLAYERS(Round drafted)

WR Morris Anderson (FA)- Baylor '99
- San Francisco 49ers
RB Tyrone Calico (2nd)- Middle Tennessee '03
- Tennessee Titans
WR Matt Farmer (FA)- Air Force '00
- New York Jets
RB Earnest Graham (FA)- Florida '03
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
OL Barry Hall (FA) - Middle Tennessee '00
- Tennessee Titans
RB Dwone Hicks (FA)- Middle Tennessee '03
- Tennessee Titans
WR Kelvin Kight (FA) - Florida '04
- St. Louis Rams
RB RaShard Lee (FA)- Middle Tennessee '03
- Dallas Cowboys
OL Kendall Newsom (7th)- Middle Tennessee '01
- Jacksonville Jaguars
WR Carlos Perez (FA) - Florida '04
- Philadelphia Eagles
WR Derrius Thompson (FA)- Baylor '99
- Washington Redskins

Personal Information

Birthdate: September 10, 1962
Hometown: College Station, Texas
Education: 1985 - B.S. in Physical Education from Austin College. 1986 - M.A. in Education from Austin College
Family: Married to the former Christi Wood. Fedora and his wife have one son, Dillon, and three daughters, Sydney, Peyton and Hallie.

Bowl Games as a Coach
1991: Copper
1992: John Hancock
1994: Alamo
1997: Las Vegas
1998: Oahu
2003: Outback
2004: Outback
2004: Peach

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