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Buffalo Bulls Football 1938

C.J. Stancil - #38 - 1938



  • Position - DB
  • Class - Sophomore
  • Hometown -Chesterfield, VA
  • High School - Cosby
  • Size - 5'11" - 200

As a prep player During the All-American Football Skills Academy combine at University High School Stancil ran a 4.66 40, a 4.4 20 yard shuttle, and checked in with an impressive vertical of 36.4 inch jump. Some sites have him running a 4.47 at another Virginia combine.

In 2012 Stancil was a red shirt and then last season he saw action in four games.

About 1938:


In Jim Peele's third season as a head coach the Buffalo Bulls were still struggling to win games. UB Opened up the season 0-4, including a 52-0 drubbing at the hands of Kent State.

Finally, in week five, UB showed up. The team put up 47 points against Allegheny College was more than they scored in every other game of their 2-6 season, combined.

Coach - Jim Peele

Jim Peele won two Big-10 Championships as Quarterback of Purdue and also played baseball for the Boilermakers.

After his playing career, Peele signed on as an assistant for the Bulls Football team. In his two years under George Van Bibber, UB only won four games. In 1936 Peele took the head coaching job, and immediately equaled his predecessors win total. Peele would retired as UB's all-time winningest coach and would not be surpassed for over two decades.

Gov- Herbert H. Lehman

Herbert Lehman entered politics in 1920 and by 1928 had become so committed to public service that he had completely disassociated himself from the family business; the investment banking firm Lehman Brothers. During his time as Governor, Lehman would establish many programs similar to Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal efforts.

He would go on to serve seven years in the US Senate, representing New York from 1950 to 1957. Upon his passing in 1963, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Lehman Hall on the North Campus is named after the four-time Governor.

In The News News

a day after UB got their first win of the season Orson Welles broadcasts his adaptation of H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds, creating a nationwide panic as listeners believe that aliens have landed in New Jersey.