Ralph Chaudron was a true athletic pioneer at Florida State. The Pensacola High star came to Tallahassee in 1947 and his name appeared in write ups and box scores in three sports, football, basketball, and baseball. Chaudron started FSU’s first football game and made the first ever interception for the garnet and gold. He played both ways from 1947 through 1949, starting at both quarterback and tailback as well as safety. He was the floor general of the first Seminole basketball squad and played baseball as well in 1947. After graduation, he returned to Pensacola and became one of the best known coaches in the state. He was president of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association and a member of that body’s Hall of Fame.