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Revisiting the inaugural 1997 USF Bulls football roster

The 1997 USF football team. (University of South Florida, USF Bulls)
Published Aug. 18, 2017

Eighty-one players were listed on the USF roster the night of the program's inaugural game against Kentucky Wesleyan on Sept. 6, 1997. We tracked down 74 of them. Here's what they've been up to for the past couple decades. (Jersey number, position, year and hometown from USF days; current hometown in parentheses.)

Times 1997

QB Chad Barnhardt

Times 1997

QB Chad Barnhardt

78 C Ivan Alicot, Jr., Miami: Lieutenant with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (Miami)

98 DE Brett Avery, Jr., Tampa: Fitness coach/personal trainer (Tampa)

10 QB Chad Barnhardt, Jr., Lake Wales: Vice-president/commercial loan officer, CenterState Bank, Winter Haven (Lake Wales)

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54 LB Keith Barnier, Fr., Spring Hill: Singer/songwriter (Palm Coast)

53 LS Ryan Benjamin, Fr., New Port Richey: Head football coach, River Ridge High (New Port Richey)

17 WR Darren Bishop, Jr., St. Petersburg: Senior project manager/senior scientist, infrastructure and environmental consulting firm (St. Petersburg)

41 LB Kevin Bishop, Fr., St. Petersburg: Brand strategist, branding/design firm (Chicago)

Times 2001

DE Tchecoy Blount

Times 2001

DE Tchecoy Blount

56 DE Tchecoy Blount, Fr., St. Petersburg: Program director, post-graduation transition program for exceptional students (Wesley Chapel)

65 OT Isaac Bristol, Fr., Tampa: Special-ed teacher/offensive line coach, Panther Creek High, Cary, N.C. (Morrisville, N.C.)

23 CB Bernard Brown, Fr., Jacksonville: Data-based administrator, surety bond technology company (Jacksonville)

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93 NT Derek Busciglio, Jr., Plant City: Orthodontist, Plant City/Brandon area (Lithia)

50 LB Jason Butler, Fr., Bartow: Special teams coordinator/DBs coach, Lee County High (Leesburg, Ga.)

51 DT Joey Camero, So., Tampa: Medical-device sales representative (Apollo Beach)

9 FB Aleous Chambers, Fr., Tampa: Teacher/operator, home-school academy (Thonotossassa)

Times 1997

RB Jermaine Clemons

Times 1997

RB Jermaine Clemons

57 LB Carl Charles, Jr., Immokalee: Sales, Hertz Car Sales (Safety Harbor)

79 OT Kevin Christian, Fr., Bradenton: Trauma surgeon (Springfield, Mo.)

22 RB Jermaine Clemons, So., Clearwater: OSJ branch manager, MarketShare Financial (Odessa)

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24 CB Glenn Davis, So., St. Petersburg: Cornerbacks coach, Savannah State University (Savannah, Ga.)

4 WR Clif Dell, Jr., Tampa: City of Tampa firefighter (Temple Terrace)

21 FB Otis Dixon, Fr., Clearwater: Managing director, Westshore Financial Group (Safety Harbor)

15 QB Jeremy Earle, Fr., Tampa: Head football coach, Jefferson High

Times 1998

FB Otis Dixon

Times 1998

FB Otis Dixon

89 TE Brian Erb, Sr., Spring Hill: Managing partner, Metro Diner, The Villages (Spring Hill)

86 TE Eric Fiducia, Fr., Mascotte: Inspector, fire-prevention sprinkler systems (Cocoa)

34 FB Jason Fox, Fr., Ocala: South Georgia regional coordinator, international exchange-student service (Brunswick, Ga.)

5 QB Bryan Freese, So., Seminole: Facility manager (Redington Shores)

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90 DT Ryan Frisco, Fr., Tampa: Co-owner, family-operated kitchen/bathroom remodeling company (Tampa)

18 QB Glen Gauntt, Fr., Sarasota: Employed by retractable-screen company (Sarasota)

2 CB Edwin Greene, So., Miami: Employed by AT&T (Tampa)

Times 1998

QB Glen Gauntt

Times 1998

QB Glen Gauntt

55 DE Steve Hatley, Fr., St. Petersburg: Auction manager, automotive reconditioning company (York, Pa.)

48 DE Scott Harris, Fr., Brandon: Former paramedic, member of safety board with The Mosaic Company (Riverview)

88 DE Shawn Hay, Fr., Jupiter: Surgical device sales, vision-care company (Tampa)

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12 FS Anthony Henry, So., Fort Myers: Living in Los Angeles, producing music and films (according to teammate Cory Porter)

36 FB Chris Hill, FB, Palmetto: Tester, Sun Hydraulics (Palmetto)

16 QB Lance Hoeltke, So., Palm Beach Lakes: Owner, marketing agency specializing in Medicare health plan business (Louisville, Ky.)

83 WR Trevor Hypolite, Jr., Rockledge: Fitness-performance coach, Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, Howey-in-the-Hills (Windermere)

Bowling Green Daily News 1997

WR Trevor Hypolite

Bowling Green Daily News 1997

WR Trevor Hypolite

1 WR Charlie Jackson, Fr., Miami: Meat cutter, Sam's Club (Savannah, Ga.)

74 OT Kenyatta Jones, Fr., Gainesville: Rap music producer/promoter in Jacksonville (according to teammate Cory Porter)

30 WR Toby Kosiewska, So., Clearwater: Realtor/assistant high school football coach (St. Augustine)

60 C Craig Laufer, Fr., Coral Springs: Vice-president of strategic partnerships, Nielsen (Deerfield, Ill.)

52 LB Jason Malouf, Fr., Tampa: Sales director, hurricane-resistant window/door company (Fort Lauderdale)

11 SS Roy Manns, Fr., Clearwater: Dispatcher for Spectrum (Clearwater)

44 LB Vassay Marc, Fr., Miami: Senior mortgage underwriter, Suncoast Credit Union (Apollo Beach)

Times 1997

SS Roy Manns

Times 1997

SS Roy Manns

84 TE Wes Marshall, Jr., DeLand: Owner, landscaping/lawn care business (Tampa)

87 WR Scott McCready, Fr., Tampa: Electrical engineer (Freeland, Oxfordshire, England)

92 DT Anthony McKenzie, Fr., Hollywood: Health care provider-relations rep (Tampa)

69 OG Brian McNulty, So., Tampa: Assistant athletic director/football assistant, Jesuit High (Tampa)

31 FS Jay Mize, Fr., Palm Harbor: Entrepreneur, developer (Tampa)

38 CB Joe Morgan, Fr., Miami: Head football coach, Hialeah American (Miami)

7 CB Brian Newsome, Fr., Bradenton: Furniture salesman (Riverview)

Associated Press 2000

CB Joe Morgan

Associated Press 2000

CB Joe Morgan

37 DB Huntley Nicholson, DB, Belle Glade: Entrepreneur and professional barber (Tampa)

76 OT Shawn Old, So., Clearwater: Software and data architect (Safety Harbor)

80 WR Cory Porter, Fr., Tarpon Springs: Mental-health therapist, DJ (Melbourne, Australia)

26 RB Derrick Rackard, Fr., Reddick: Owner, employment agency: track/football coach at Middleton (Tampa)

19 PK Ryan Reardon, Jr., Coral Springs: Principal, Lauderhill 6-12 (Coral Springs)

6 PK Steve Riggs, Sr., Clearwater: Owner, Tampa Bay Door and Trim (Lutz)

81 WR Marcus Rivers, Fr., Panama City: Managed a Wal-Mart until recently. Opening own business (Cordele, Ga.)

Times 2001

RB Derrick Rackard

Times 2001

RB Derrick Rackard

66 OT Jerry Ronshausen, So., Seminole: North Florida manager, Tito's Handmade Vodka (Belleair Beach)

20 WR Alvin Salter, Fr., Tallahassee: Cybersecurity manager, Ernst & Young (Brandon)

14 CB Mike Sandy, Jr., Seminole: Auditor, Pinellas County Schools (St. Petersburg)

70 OT Larry Scott, Fr., Sebring: University of Tennessee offensive coordinator/tight ends coach (Knoxville, Tenn.)

68 OG Joey Sipp, Fr., Tampa: Head track coach/football assistant, Hillsborough High (Tampa)

58 LB Mike Sizemore, Fr., Apalachicola: Chief of civil information integration, U.S. Central Command (Wesley Chapel)

33 NT Terrance Smiley, Fr., Lake Wales: Runs spa-repair business, store manager for AutoZone (Lake Wales)

Times 2000

LB Marshall Smith

Times 2000

LB Marshall Smith

46 LB Marshall Smith, Fr., St. Cloud: Construction manager, assistant wrestling coach at Jesuit (Tampa)

25 RB Brian Surcy, Fr., Tampa: Resigned as Bloomingdale football coach in March 2016

27 SS Cedric Tate, Jr., Avon Park: Human resources supervisor, Home Depot corporate office (Atlanta)

8 CB David Thompson, Fr., Palm Beach: Director of operations, Village of Excellence Academy charter school (Tampa)

35 P Tony Umholtz, So., Largo: Area vice-president of mortgage banking, SunTrust (Tampa)

13 FB Kevin White, Fr., Tallahassee: Medical sales rep, molecular diagnostics company (Tampa)

39 LB Anthony Williams, Fr., Pahokee: Behavioral specialist/football assistant, Zephyrhills High (Wesley Chapel)

32 FB Keith Williams, Fr., Fort Myers: Delivery driver, Home Depot (Ruskin/Sun City Center)

28 RB Rafael Williams, Fr., Perry: High school defensive coordinator (Waco, Texas)

42 LB Brian Wilson, So., Palm Harbor: Said (through a teammate) that he didn't want his whereabouts known

45 LB Demetrius Woods, Fr., Miami: Stunt double residing in Los Angeles (according to teammate Cory Porter)

Not found: OG Cedric Bell, NT Therrimann Edwards, WR Ahmad Hayes, WR James Kirkland, DE Rico Martinez, OG Aaron Milton, OT Brent Whitfield

And the coaches:

Times 1997

Coach Jim Leavitt

Times 1997

Coach Jim Leavitt

Coach Jim Leavitt: Defensive coordinator, Oregon

Rick Kravitz (defensive coordinator/linebackers): Head coach, Admiral Farragut

Mike Canales (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks): Quarterbacks coach, Tennessee

Frank Hernandez (receivers/recruiting coordinator): Regional sales director, medical equipment company, Houston

Mike Hobbie (tight ends/special teams): Head coach, San Marino (Calif.) High

Earl Lane (defensive line): Defensive line coach, Bethune-Cookman

Calvin Magee (running backs): Offensive coordinator/running backs coach, Arizona

Kevin Patrick (defensive ends): Defensive line coach, N.C. State

Andre Waters (secondary): Died from self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2006

Eric Wolford (offensive line): Offensive line coach, South Carolina

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