Highlights

  • 1967 FSU Quarterback
  • Led the Seminoles to their first win over the Gators in the swamp in 1967
  • 1967 All-American his Senior Year
  • Completed 37 passes for 362 yards in the 1967 Gator Bowl and was elected MVP
  • Graduated from FSU Law and later became a Judge (recently retired)

Bio

After a year as a redshirt, then two as backup to Gary Pajcic, Hammond got his first start in the second game of his senior year against Alabama. The Crimson Tide was riding a 21-game winning streak, but Hammond and the Seminoles were ready. FSU had lost in 1965 by the score of 21-0, but instead of being dominated, they embarrassed Bear Bryant by scoring more points than Alabama had allowed the entire previous season. The final score was 37-37, but the tie was probably the most impressive game the Seminoles had played. FSU lost its next game to North Carolina State 20-10 before winning the remaining 7 regular season games. As a reward for their 7-2-1 season, they were invited to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville. Hammond played in the 1967 Senior Bowl and was named MVP. He was a second team All-American quarterback in his senior year and finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting [1]. The Florida State University Hall of Fame inducted him in 1978.