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James McFatter Bio

  James McFatter
James McFatter

Hall of Fame Class:
1985 (Volleyball)

James McFatter came to Florida State from west Florida in 1950 and lettered in volleyball in 1951 and 1952. After four years in the Navy, he returned to Tallahassee to play for Coach Bill Odeneal’s NCAA championship teams in 1957 and 1958. McFatter was the versatile leader of those two great squads and was named to the NCAA All-American first team in both 1957 and 1958. James McFatter was an important force in Florida State’s rise to national visibility in its first decade in intercollegiate athletics.


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