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2007 Florida Gators football team
Florida Gators football
®
Head coach Urban Meyer
3rd year, 22–4
Home stadium Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Capacity 92,000 aprx. - Grass
Conference SEC - East
First year 1906
Athletic director Jeremy Foley
Website GatorZone.com
Team records
All-time record 618–368–40 (.622)
Postseason bowl record 16–18
Awards
Wire national titles 2
Conference titles 7
Heisman winners 2
Pageantry
Colors Orange and Blue            
Fight song Orange and Blue
Mascot Albert E. Gator
Marching band Pride of the Sunshine
Rivals Florida State Seminoles
Georgia Bulldogs
Tennessee Volunteers

The Florida Gators football team represents the University of Florida in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern division. They play their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida, USA. In 100 years of play, Florida has been recognized as SEC champions seven times (finishing first in the conference an additional three times), were national champions of the 1996 and 2006 college football seasons, and went undefeated in the 1995 regular season, surviving a tough SEC schedule and vaunted rival, Florida State University. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The 2007 Florida Gators football team will represent the University of Florida in the 2007 college football season. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Urban Meyer (born July 10, 1964 in Ashtabula, Ohio) is currently the head football coach at the University of Florida. ... Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field (aka The Swamp) is the American football stadium for the University of Florida’s football team, nicknamed the Gators. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... Jeremy N. Foley (born December 1, 1952 in Washington, D.C.) is the athletic director for the Florida Gators athletic program at the University of Florida. ... See also Orange (disambiguation) for other meanings of the word. ... Blue (from Old High German blao shining) is one of the three primary additive colors; blue light has the shortest wavelength (about 470 nm) of the three primary colors. ... Albert and Alberta at UFs Lake Alice Albert E. Gator is the costumed male mascot of the University of Florida Gators athletics teams. ... Head Coach Bobby Bowden 31st Year, 292-80-4 Home Stadium Doak Campbell Stadium Capacity 82,300 - Grass Conference ACC - Atlantic First Year 1947 Athletic Director Dave Hart Website Seminoles. ... Head coach Mark Richt 7th year, 66–19–0 Home stadium Sanford Stadium Capacity 92,746 - Grass Conference SEC - Eastern First year 1892 Athletic director Damon Evans Website georgiadogs. ... Head coach Phillip Fulmer 15th year, 144–44 Home stadium Neyland Stadium Capacity 102,037- Largest crowd Sept16,2000 vs Florida 108,768 - Grass Conference SEC - East First year 1891 Athletic director Mike Hamilton Website UTSports. ... Florida Gators is the team name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that play for the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field (aka The Swamp) is the American football stadium for the University of Florida’s football team, nicknamed the Gators. ... Location in Alachua County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Incorporated (city) 15 April 1869 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan  - City Manager Russ Blackburn Area [1]  - City 49. ... The 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season ended with the Florida Gators crowned National Champions, but not as unanimously as the Bowl Alliance would have hoped. ... The 2006 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) football season, or the college football season, began on August 31, 2006 and, aside from all-star exhibition games that follow, concluded with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship Game on January 8, 2007 in Glendale, Arizona, USA, where the... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ...


Urban Meyer, in his third season in 2007, is the current head coach of the Gators. Urban Meyer (born July 10, 1964 in Ashtabula, Ohio) is currently the head football coach at the University of Florida. ... The 2007 Florida Gators football team will represent the University of Florida in the 2007 college football season. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ...

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Overview

Florida plays an eight-game Southeastern Conference schedule, headlined by annual SEC Eastern division showdowns against Tennessee and Georgia, the latter being held in Jacksonville, Florida every year and unofficially dubbed "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" (a nickname officially deprecated after recommendations of the NCAA and SEC in an effort to diminish excessive drinking). The permanent SEC Western division team the Gators face every season is LSU, previously playing Auburn as well before new SEC rules took effect in 2003. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... The Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party is a common name for the annual college football game between the University of Florida Gators and the University of Georgia Bulldogs, one of the great rivalries in college football; it is officially known as the Georgia-Florida/Florida-Georgia Game (switching every... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the second largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition, the team has a yearly out-of-conference meeting with Florida State at the end of the season. The two teams' emergence as perennial football powers has led to their meetings becoming a fierce rivalry. Prior to 1988, the University of Miami was also an annual opponent and rival. However, Florida and Miami have met only twice during the regular season since then (2002 and 2003) and do not plan to play each other again until 2008. Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... The Florida-Florida State rivalry is a predominantly football based rivalry between the two flagship public universities in the state of Florida, the Florida Gators and the Florida State Seminoles. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ...


Unlike many other teams at the college and pro level, the Gators do not currently have any retired numbers from former players. The numbers of Gator Football Ring of Honor players Steve Spurrier (11) and Jack Youngblood (74) had been retired in the past, but the numbers were re-issued to players during Spurrier's time as Florida head coach. The Gator Football Ring of Honor is a ring on the displayed on the North Endzone façade of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium displaying the names of the players and coaches who have contributed greatly to the Florida Gators football team. ... Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ...


History

Prior to the University of Florida's move from Lake City to Gainesville, football existed solely as a club sport at UF. With the passing of the Buckman Act in 1905, the campus moved to Gainesville and members of the rival Florida State College enrolled at UF since the school in Tallahassee became an all-womens school. Location in Columbia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Columbia Settled 1830 Incorporated 1859 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Stephen M. Witt  - City Manager Scott Reynolds (acting) Area [1] 1  - City  11. ... The Florida Legislators who passed the Buckman Act in 1905. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, a state of the United States of America. ...

The 1907 Florida Gators squad.

Buoyed by their new enrollments, the Gators began varsity play in football in 1906 as the new Gainesville campus opened. They were coached by James Forsythe for three winning seasons. In 1909, G.E. Pyle took over coaching duties. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The 1910's saw the team face many of their current rivals for the first time. The first game against South Carolina was in 1911. When Florida joined the now-defunct Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1912, they faced Auburn for the first time, followed by Georgia in 1915. The Gators joined the Southern Conference in 1922, following their traditional rivals' departure from the SIAA a year earlier. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, or SIAA was the first collegiate athletic conference formed in the United States. ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the second largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ...


The Gators joined the Southeastern Conference in 1932, along with several other rivals from the Southern Conference—Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, and Georgia Tech. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. ... Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. With over 16,000 students, Georgia Tech is one of four public research universities in the University System of Georgia. ...


Florida had its first taste of long-term success in the mid-1960s, when Ray Graves set the team record for wins at Florida with 70, a record that stood for thirty years. Graves fielded one of his best teams in 1966, led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Steve Spurrier. (During this time, Florida researchers developed the popular sports drink Gatorade and tested it on the Gators football team due to the humid conditions under which the team played.) Graves retired after a 9-1-1 season in 1969 and Florida alumnus Doug Dickey took over the reins. Dickey had some success, going 58-43-2, but it wasn’t enough to keep his job after a 4-7 season in 1978. Ray Graves (born December 31, 1918) a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and an alumnus of the University of Tennessee, was a former head coach of the University of Florida football team. ... Brennan redirects here. ... Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... Gatoradeis a non-carbonated sports drink marketed by the Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Charley Pell took over for Dickey, bringing the Gators back to respectability on the field with troubles off of it. Though he began his career with an 0-10-1 season in 1979, the Gators turned it around with an eight-win season the following year, in which the team set an NCAA record for win differential (this has since been surpassed). Pell went 33-15 after the winless opening season, but he was fired during his (and, at the time, the Gators’) best season in 1984 in light of major NCAA violations. This article or section needs additional references or sources. ...


Prior to the 1990's, the 1984 team was considered clearly the finest Gator squad ever. The offense was especially potent, with an offensive line dubbed "The Great Wall of Florida" (Crawford Ker, Jeff Zimmerman, Phil Bromley, Billy Hinson, and Lomas Brown) that paved the way for John L. Williams and Neal Anderson to run the ball and for quarterback Kerwin Bell to step in as a freshman and lead the team to a 9-1-1 record. Lomas Brown Jr. ... For other persons named John Williams, see John Williams (disambiguation). ... Neal Anderson (born August 14, 1964 in Graceville, Florida) is a retired American Football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... Kerwin Bell (born June 15, 1965) is the head coach of the Jacksonville University football team. ...

Logo used from 1979-1991

Galen Hall coached the team from the middle of 1984 to 1989 with much success, including an SEC title in 1984 and 1985, though these were to be stripped due to NCAA violations committed by Pell. Hall went 40-18 at Florida. He had his own violation scandal, however, and was fired during the 1989 season. Gary Darnell finished the season for him. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... Gary Darnell (born October 15, 1948) was the head football coach at Western Michigan University from 1997 until 2004, winning back-to-back Mid-American Conference West Division titles in 1999 and 2000. ...


The football team has been one of the winningest in Division 1-A since 1990, the year Spurrier returned to his alma mater as coach. That year, the Gators finished first in the SEC for the third time ever (the others being the title-stripped years of ’84 and ’85), but were ineligible for the SEC title. They won their first official SEC championship in 1991. The team played for the championship in the first ever SEC Championship Game in 1992 but lost to the eventual national champions, Alabama. The Gators went on to win the following four SEC Championship Games (1993-1996), leading Spurrier to quip as the team posed for their championship photo that "this is our annual team picture." [1] Spurrier broke his old coach—Ray Graves'—mark for wins as Florida coach in 1996. Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about SEC championship football game. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. ...

The Gators in their home, The Swamp
Head coach Urban Meyer (pictured) and the Gators celebrated 100 years of Florida Football with a BCS Championship in 2006.

The Gators had their first and only unbeaten regular season in 1995, but were denied a national championship in the 1995 Fiesta Bowl, later nicknamed the “Fiasco Bowl” for its lopsided score in favor of Nebraska (62-24). Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field (aka The Swamp) is the American football stadium for the University of Florida’s football team, nicknamed the Gators. ... Image File history File links Urban_meyer. ... Image File history File links Urban_meyer. ... Urban Meyer (born July 10, 1964 in Ashtabula, Ohio) is currently the head football coach at the University of Florida. ... 2007 BCS National Championship Game BCS National Championship Game Florida Gators at Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio State Buckeyes (12-0) 14 January 8, 2007 University of Phoenix Stadium The 2007 Tostitos BCS National Championship Game or BCS Title Game was played on January 8, 2007 at the University of Phoenix... The team is honored as BCS champions by President George W. Bush at the White House. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... Seal of the University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska is one of two public university systems in the state of Nebraska, USA. The system has four universities and a technical college: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska Medical...


Much of the team's offense returned following the bittersweet 1995 season. The 1996 team would end up setting dozens of UF's scoring records, as the Gators rolled over most of their opponents to start the season 10-0. The top-ranked Gators faced the #2 Florida State Seminoles on the road in Doak Campbell Stadium, the last regular-season 1-vs-2 matchup for a decade. Keyed by several blocking errors on offense and special teams, the Gators left Tallahassee with a 24-21 loss. But the pieces fell into place for Florida, as they beat the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship Game, 45-30, and Texas upset Nebraska in the inaugural Big 12 Championship Game to clear the path for #4 Florida to become the best available opponent for the Seminoles in the Sugar Bowl (#2 Arizona State was contracted to play in the Rose Bowl). To have a shot at a national title, the Gators would need help in the Rose Bowl, which Ohio State provided by defeating #2 Arizona State on the last play, thus setting up the Sugar Bowl to crown a national champion. The Gators seized their unlikely opportunity, and Heisman trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel avenged the earlier loss and garnered game MVP honors in a 52-20 rout of the Seminoles. The Florida State Seminoles are the mens and womens sports teams of Florida State University. ... Doak Campbell Stadium and the Heritage Tower fountain at Florida State University Doak Campbell Stadium is the football stadium on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. ... Location in Leon County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Leon Government  - Mayor John Marks Area  - City 254. ... Athletic teams at The University of Alabama are known as the Crimson Tide. ... This article is about SEC championship football game. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... The Big 12 Championship Game is a college football game held by the Big 12 Conference each year. ... Brennan redirects here. ... Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ...


The following season, in 1997, the Gators looked like they would reload for another title, beating heavily-ranked Tennessee at home and obtaining the #1 ranking. But the team struggled midway through their schedule, losing to LSU on the road and a 20-point loss to Georgia after having dominated both teams the previous year. Arguably the loudest, most intense game in The Swamp's history occurred later that year, as the 10th-ranked Gators upset their rivals, the top-ranked Florida State Seminoles in a 32-29 thriller that featured two last-minute lead changes. City Baton Rouge, Louisiana Team Mascot Mike the Tiger Team Colors Purple and gold Head Coach Les Miles Home Stadium Tiger Stadium League/Conference affiliations Independent (1893-1895) Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1896-1921) Southern Conference (1922-1932) Southeastern Conference (1932-present) Western Division (1992-present) Team history All-Time... Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field (aka The Swamp) is the American football stadium for the University of Florida’s football team, nicknamed the Gators. ... The Florida State Seminoles are the mens and womens sports teams of Florida State University. ...


Having won five SEC titles in six seasons in 1996, the Gators had trouble keeping pace with their amazing run in the conference later in the decade, going three seasons before capturing the title again in 2000. The Gators looked prime to return to the SEC Championship Game as favorites in 2001, but lost a heartbreaker to the Tennessee Volunteers on a game postponed to December due to the attacks of 9/11. The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the primary institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee system, Tennessees flagship public university. ... 9/11 redirects here. ...


Following the 2001 season, Spurrier left the program to try his hand at coaching in the National Football League. After a much-publicized and much-scrutinized coaching search, former Gator assistant coach Ron Zook was hired as his replacement. Zook's squads were known for their inconsistency; they handed Nick Saban's Louisiana State team its only loss in its 2003 national championship season and Georgia its only loss in 2002, while going winless against the state of Mississippi, Miami, and in its bowl games. Zook was fired midway through the 2004 season after an embarrassing loss to Mississippi State, but was allowed to finish out the regular season. After Zook was relieved of duties for taking the open job at Illinois, defensive coordinator Charlie Strong served as interim coach for the 2004 Peach Bowl against Miami (FL), becoming the first African-American head football coach at Florida and the second in SEC history. Jeremy Foley, Florida's athletic director, found a much higher profile candidate to replace Zook in national coach of the year, Urban Meyer of Utah. NFL redirects here. ... Ron Zook (born April 28, 1954 in Loudonville, Ohio) is an American football coach and the current head coach at the University of Illinois. ... Nicholas Lou Saban (born October 31, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia) is an American college football coach and the current head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Charlie Strong (born August 2, 1960 in Batesville, Arkansas), is a college football coach currently serving as co-defensive coordinator, assistant head coach, and linebacker position coach of the Florida Gators. ... The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Atlanta, Georgia since December, 1968. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Jeremy N. Foley (born December 1, 1952 in Washington, D.C.) is the athletic director for the Florida Gators athletic program at the University of Florida. ... blah blah Modern athletic directors are often in a coaching misconduct being proven, often the athletic director will be terminated along with the offending coach. ... Urban Meyer (born July 10, 1964 in Ashtabula, Ohio) is currently the head football coach at the University of Florida. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ...

Primary logo from 1991-Present
The script "Gators" has appeared on Gators helmets since 1979

Meyer was announced as Florida Football's new head coach in December 2004. His first season in 2005 was an improvement at 9-3, including a bowl win against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Though the team managed to sweep its three biggest rivals (Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida State) for just the fourth time in school history, they missed out on a chance to play in the SEC title game after a devastating loss to Spurrier's new team, South Carolina. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ← - 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in December • 30 Artie Shaw • 29 Julius Axelrod • 28 Jacques Dupuis • 28 Jerry Orbach • 28 Susan Sontag • 26 Reggie White • 26 Sir Angus Ogilvy • 23 P. V. Narasimha Rao • 23 Doug Ault • 19 Renata Tebaldi • 16... Category: ... Head coach Kirk Ferentz 9th year, 55–43 Home stadium Kinnick Stadium Capacity 70,585 - Natural Grass Conference Big Ten First year 1889 Athletic director Gary Barta Website Hawkeyesports. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC, SC, or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ...


In 2006, the Gators were victorious in the SEC Championship Game against Arkansas, winning their first title since the 2000 season. The Gators were selected to play in the BCS Championship Game against the Ohio State Buckeyes, which was played on January 8, 2007. They beat the No. 1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, 41-14, for their second national title. The team is honored as BCS champions by President George W. Bush at the White House. ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... The BCS National Championship Game or BCS title game is the final game of the annual Bowl Championship Series intended by Series organizers to determine the NCAA Division I-A national football championship. ... The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams and players are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. ... The 2006 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 2006-2007. ...


A month after the national championship, the Gators celebrated signing arguably their second #1 recruiting class in as many years.[1]


Current season

Following a national championship in 2006, the Gators will have a target on their back as defending champions. Further tempering expectations is the loss of nine starters on defense and six on offense. The 2007 Florida Gators football team will represent the University of Florida in the 2007 college football season. ...


Tim Tebow, who played sparingly as a freshman and has never started a college game, will take over the reins at quarterback. Timothy Tebow (born August 14, 1987) is an American football quarterback for the Florida Gators. ...


The season opened September 1 with a win over Division I-FCS opponent Western Kentucky. is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ...


The Gators suffered their first loss of the season and second consecutive loss in many years to the Auburn Tigers on September 29, 2007.


The Gators suffered their second loss of the season to LSU the following week, marking the first back to back losses for Urban Meyer as head coach of Florida and second career-wise since 2003 at Bowling Green.


On October 20, the Gators got back on the winning track by defeating #8 Kentucky for the 21st straight time. The Kentucky Wildcats are the mens and womens athletic teams representing the University of Kentucky (UK), a founding member of the Southeastern Conference. ...


On October 27th Florida was beaten by the Georgia Bulldogs 42-30 in their annual rivalry game against the Dawgs. The game was marked by several penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct by both teams. University of Georgia athletics logo The University of Georgia (UGA) has one of the nations top athletic programs, competing in the Southeastern Conference. ...


On November 3rd the Gators kept their SEC East Title hopes alive by beating the Vanderbilt Commodores 49-22. It marked the 17th straight win by Florida over Vanderbilt.


Uniforms

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Championships

National Championships

Florida has won two men's football national championships in its history.

Year Coach Selector Record Bowl
1996 Steve Spurrier AP, Coaches 12-1 Won Sugar
2006 Urban Meyer AP, Coaches 13-1 Won BCS National Title Game
Total national championships 2

Conference Championships

Florida has won a total of 8 conference championships, with 7 of those being official. The University was stripped of the 1984 conference championship due to NCAA violations. The 1985 and 1990 teams finished with the best conference record, but were ineligible for the conference championship due to probation resulting from violations committed under the previous coaching staff. In 1992 and 1999, the Gators won the Eastern Division, but lost the SEC Championship Game to the University of Alabama. Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... The Associated Press (AP) Poll, along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, ranks the top 25 NCAA Division I college football and basketball teams, weekly. ... The USA Today Coaches Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A college football and Division I college basketball teams. ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Urban Meyer (born July 10, 1964 in Ashtabula, Ohio) is currently the head football coach at the University of Florida. ... The Associated Press (AP) Poll, along with the USA Today Coaches Poll, ranks the top 25 NCAA Division I college football and basketball teams, weekly. ... The USA Today Coaches Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A college football and Division I college basketball teams. ...


Conference Affiliations

Year Conference Overall Record Conference Record
1991 SEC 10-2 7-0
1993 SEC 11-2 7-1
1994 SEC 10-2-1 7-1
1995 SEC 12-1 8-0
1996 SEC 12-1 8-0
2000 SEC 10-3 7-1
2006 SEC 13-1 7-1
Total conference championships 7

Divisional Championships

As winners of the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division (created when the SEC expanded in 1992), Florida has made 8 appearances in the SEC Championship Game, the most of any SEC school, with the most recent coming in 2006. The Gators are 6-2 in those games. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, or SIAA was the first collegiate athletic conference formed in the United States. ... The Southern Conference (or SoCon) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAAs Division I. SoCon football teams compete in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly known as I-AA). ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... This article is about SEC championship football game. ...

Year Division Championship SEC CG Result Opponent PF PA
1992 SEC East L Alabama 21 28
1993 SEC East W Alabama 28 13
1994 SEC East W Alabama 24 23
1995 SEC East W Arkansas 34 3
1996 SEC East W Alabama 45 30
1999 SEC East L Alabama 7 34
2000 SEC East W Auburn 28 6
2006 SEC East W Arkansas 38 28
Totals 8 6-2 - 215 165

All-time record vs. annual opponents

School UF Record Streak 1st Meeting
Florida State 31-19-2 Won 4 1958
Georgia 37-46-2 Lost 1 1915
Kentucky 40-17-0 Won 21 1917
LSU 28-23-3 Lost 1 1937
South Carolina 20-4-3 Won 2 1911
Tennessee 18-19-0 Won 3 1916
Vanderbilt 30-9-2 Won 17 1945

Bowl games

Year Bowl Game Winner Loser
1952 Gator Bowl Florida 14 Tulsa 13
1958 Gator Bowl Mississippi 7 Florida 3
1960 Gator Bowl Florida 13 Baylor 12
1962 Gator Bowl Florida 17 Penn State 7
1965 Sugar Bowl Missouri 20 Florida 18
1966 Orange Bowl Florida 27 Georgia Tech 12
1969 Gator Bowl Florida 14 Tennessee 13
1973^ Tangerine Bowl Miami (Ohio) 16 Florida 7
1974 Sugar Bowl Nebraska 13 Florida 10
1975 Gator Bowl Maryland 13 Florida 0
1976 Sun Bowl Texas A&M 37 Florida 14
1980^ Tangerine Bowl Florida 35 Maryland 20
1981 Peach Bowl West Virginia 26 Florida 6
1982 Bluebonnet Bowl Arkansas 28 Florida 24
1983 Gator Bowl Florida 14 Iowa 6
1987 Aloha Bowl UCLA 20 Florida 16
1988 All-American Bowl Florida 14 Illinois 10
1989 Freedom Bowl Washington 34 Florida 7
1991 Sugar Bowl Notre Dame 39 Florida 28
1992 Gator Bowl Florida 27 NC State 10
1993 Sugar Bowl Florida 41 West Virginia 7
1994 Sugar Bowl Florida State 23 Florida 17
1995 Fiesta Bowl (Title Game) Nebraska 62 Florida 24
1996 Sugar Bowl (Title Game) Florida 52 Florida State 20
1997† Florida Citrus Bowl Florida 21 Penn State 6
1998 Orange Bowl Florida 31 Syracuse 10
1999† Florida Citrus Bowl Michigan State 37 Florida 34
2000 Sugar Bowl Miami 37 Florida 20
2001 Orange Bowl Florida 56 Maryland 23
2002 Outback Bowl Michigan 38 Florida 30
2003 Outback Bowl Iowa 37 Florida 17
2004 Peach Bowl Miami (Florida) 27 Florida 10
2005 Outback Bowl Florida 31 Iowa 24
2006 BCS National Championship Game Florida 41 Ohio State 14
Totals 34 16 18

University of Florida All-Time Team

Chosen by Miami Herald in August, 1983, by a fan vote. Head coach Nick Saban 1st year, 4–2 (2-1 in the Southeastern Conference) Home stadium Bryant-Denny Stadium Capacity 92,138 - Grass Conference SEC - West First year 1892 Website RollTide. ... The Razorbacks are the mascot for the University of Arkansas The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... Head coach Tommy Tuberville 9th year, 79–33 Home stadium Jordan-Hare Stadium Capacity 87,451 - Grass Conference SEC - Western First year 1892 Website AuburnTigers. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[8] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Jan. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC, SC, or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... Year 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Toyota Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Toyota Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Toyota Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Toyota Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ... The Toyota Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Capital One Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Orlando, Florida at the Citrus Bowl, and previously known as the Tangerine Bowl (1947-1982) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983-2001). ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Toyota Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Brut Sun Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ... The Capital One Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Orlando, Florida at the Citrus Bowl, and previously known as the Tangerine Bowl (1947-1982) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983-2001). ... The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Atlanta, Georgia since December, 1968. ... Bluebonnet Bowl was an annual college football bowl game played in Houston, Texas. ... The Toyota Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Aloha Classic is a now_defunct National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I_A college football bowl game played in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium. ... The All-American Bowl was an annual post-season college football game played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama from 1977 to 1990. ... The Freedom Bowl was an annual post-season college American football bowl game played at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California, from 1984 to 1994. ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Toyota Gator Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips (a Frito-Lay product), is a United States college football game played annually since 1971. ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... The Capital One Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Orlando, Florida at the Citrus Bowl, and previously known as the Tangerine Bowl (1947-1982) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983-2001). ... The Capital One Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Orlando, Florida at the Citrus Bowl, and previously known as the Tangerine Bowl (1947-1982) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983-2001). ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Outback Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. ... Outback Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. ... The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Atlanta, Georgia since December, 1968. ... Outback Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. ... The BCS National Championship Game or BCS title game is the final bowl game of the annual Bowl Championship Series and is intended by Series organizers to determine the NCAA Division I-A national football championship. ... The Miami Herald is a daily newspaper owned by Knight Ridder. ...

First Team Offense
QB--Steve Spurrier
RB--Emmitt Smith
RB--Nat Moore
WR--Cris Collinsworth
WR--Wes Chandler
TE--Jim Yarbrough
T--Randy Jackson
T--Mike Williams
G--Burton Lawless
G--Guy Dennis
C--Bill Carr
K--David Posey
Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... Nat Moore (born 1951) is a former American football wide receiver for the National Football League Miami Dolphins, the only team he played for in his 13 year career. ... Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio), is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Wesley Sandy Chandler (born August 22, 1956 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver. ... Jim Yarbrough (born October 28, 1946) was an American football player. ... Randall Belford Jackson (born March 6, 1944) was an American football player. ... Richard Burton Lawless (born November 1, 1953 in Dothan, Alabama) was an American football guard who played six seasons in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions. ...


First Team Defense
DL--Jack Youngblood
DL--Scott Hutchinson
DL--David Galloway
DL--Charlie LaPradd
LB--Ralph Ortega
LB--Scot Brantley
LB--Wilber Marshall
LB--Glenn Cameron
DB--Steve Tannen
DB--Jackie Simpson
DB--Bernie Parrish
P--Bobby Joe Green
Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... David Galloway (born February 16, 1959 in Tampa, Florida) is a former defensive end who played 9 seasons for the St. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Scot Brantley (born February 24, 1958 in Chester, South Carolina) is a former defensive end who played 8 seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League. ... Wilber Buddyhia Marshall (born April 18, 1962 in Titusville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... Glenn Scott Cameron (born February 21, 1953 in Miami, Florida) is a former American football linebacker who played eleven seasons in the National Football League with the Cincinnati Bengals. ... Bernie Parrish (born April 29, 1936 in Long Beach, California) was an American football defensive back who played with the National Football Leagues Cleveland Browns from 1959 to 1966. ... Bobby Joe Green (born May 7, 1936 in Vernon, Texas) is a former NFL punter and running back from (1960-1973) for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears. ...


Second Team Offense
QB--John Reaves
RB--Rick Casares
RB--James Jones
WR--Carlos Alvarez
WR--Charles Casey
TE--Chris Faulkner
T--Mac Steen
T--Charlie Mitchell
G--Larry Beckman
G--John Barrow
C--Steve DeLaTorre
K--Brian Clark
Thomas Johnson John Reaves (born March 2, 1950 in Anniston, Alabama) was a former American professional football player. ... Rick Casares was a National Football League fullback for the Chicago Bears in the late 1950s. ... James Jones (born March 21, 1961) was an American college and professional football player. ... Carlos Alvarez was elected Mayor of Miami-Dade County in November of 2004. ... John Barrow (born October 31, 1935 in Delray Beach, Florida) is a former offensive and defensive lineman for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1957-1970 of the Canadian Football League. ...


Second Team Defense
DL--Robin Fisher
DL--Joe D'Agostino
DL--Lynn Matthews
DL--Vel Heckman
LB--David Little
LB--Fred Abbott
LB--Sammy Green
DB--Bruce Bennett
DB--Tony Lilly
DB--Hagood Clarke
P--Don Chandler
David Little (born January 3, 1959 in Miami, Florida is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for twelve seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Tony Lilly (born February 16, 1962 in Alexandria, Virginia) is a retired american football safety who played four seasons for the National Football League Denver Broncos. ... Don Chandler (born September 5, 1934 in Council Bluffs, Iowa) is a retired American football place kicker. ...

Florida Gator All-Century Team

Chosen by Gator Fans and organized by the Gainesville Sun in the Fall of 1999 The Gainesville Sun (ISSN 0163-4925) is a newspaper published daily in Gainesville, Florida, covering the north centeral portion of the state. ...

First Team Offense
QB-- Danny Wuerffel (1993-96)
RB-- Neal Anderson (1982-85)
RB-- Emmitt Smith (1987-89)
WR-- Carlos Alvarez (1969-71)
WR-- Wes Chandler (1974-77)
TE-- Jim Yarbrough (1966-68)
OT-- Lomas Brown (1981-84)
OT-- David Williams (1985-88)
OG-- Burton Lawless (1972-74)
OG-- Donnie Young (1993-96)
OC-- Jeff Mitchell (1993-96)
PK-- Judd Davis (1992-94)
KR-- Jacquez Green (1995-97)

First Team Defense
DE-- Jack Youngblood (1968-70)
DE-- Kevin Carter (1991-94)
DT-- Brad Culpepper (1988-91)
DT-- Ellis Johnson (1991-94)
LB-- Wilber Marshall (1980-83)
LB-- Scot Brantley (1976-79)
LB-- David Little (1977-80)
CB-- Steve Tannen (1967-69)
CB --Jarvis Williams (1984-87)
S-- Louis Oliver (1985-88)
S-- Bruce Bennett (1963-65)
P-- Bobby Joe Green (1958-59)
Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... Neal Anderson (born August 14, 1964 in Graceville, Florida) is a retired American Football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... Carlos Alvarez is a former American football player, born in Cuba and raised in Miami after moving there with his family as a child. ... Wesley Sandy Chandler (born August 22, 1956 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver. ... Jim Yarbrough (born October 28, 1946) was an American football player. ... Lomas Brown Jr. ... David Williams (born June 21, 1966) was an American football player. ... Richard Burton Lawless (born November 1, 1953 in Dothan, Alabama) was an American football guard who played six seasons in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions. ... Jeffrey Clay Mitchell (born January 29, 1974) is a Retired Former American football center who most recently played for the Carolina Panthers in the NFL. He Graduated from the University of Florida. ... D’Tanyian Jacquez Green (born January 15, 1976 in Fort Valley, Georgia) is a former American football player who was officially listed as a wide receiver, but was also a prolific punt returner for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions. ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... The image that haunted so many people. ... John Broward Brad Culpepper (born May 8, 1969) was an American football player. ... Ellis Johnson was a fictional character in the British Soap opera Brookside, played by Francis Johnson from 1991 until 1993. ... Wilber Buddyhia Marshall (born April 18, 1962 in Titusville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... Scot Brantley (born February 24, 1958 in Chester, South Carolina) is a former defensive end who played 8 seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League. ... David Little (born January 3, 1959 in Miami, Florida is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for twelve seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Jarvis Williams (born May 16, 1965) is a former safety in the NFL. He played for the Miami Dolphins 1988-1993 and New York Giants in 1994. ... Louis Oliver (born March 9, 1966 in Belle Glade, Florida) is an American former professional football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 1st round (25th overall) in the 1989 NFL Draft. ... Bobby Joe Green (born May 7, 1936 in Vernon, Texas) is a former NFL punter and running back from (1960-1973) for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears. ...

Second Team Offense
QB--Steve Spurrier (1964-66)
RB--Rick Casares (1951-53)
RB--James Jones (1979-82)
WR--Reidel Anthony (1994-96)
WR--Ike Hilliard (1994-96)
TE--Kirk Kirkpatrick (1987-90)
OT--Jason Odom (1992-95)
OT--Mike Williams (1973-75)
OG--Larry Gagner (1963-65)
OG--Jeff Zimmerman (1983-86)
OC--Phil Bromley (1981-84)
PK--David Posey (1973-76)
KR--Jack Jackson (1992-94)

Second Team Defense
DE--David Ghesquiere (1967-69)
DE-- Lynn Matthews (1963-65)
DT-- David Galloway (1979-81)
DT-- Charlie LaPradd (1950-52)
LB-- Sammy Green (1972-75)
LB-- Alonzo Johnson (1983-85)
LB-- Ralph Ortega (1972- 74)
CB-- Fred Weary (1994-97)
CB-- Richard Fain (1987-90)
S--Tony Lilly (1980-83)
S--Wayne Fields (1972-75)
P-- Ray Criswell (1982-85)
Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... Rick Casares was a National Football League fullback for the Chicago Bears in the late 1950s. ... James Jones (born March 21, 1961) was an American college and professional football player. ... Reidel Anthony is a former National Football League wide receiver who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1997-2001. ... Isaac Jason Hilliard (born April 5, 1976 in Patterson, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. He was selected seventh overall in the 1997 NFL Draft by the New York Giants out of the University of Florida. ... Jason Brian Odom (born March 31, 1974) ia a former American football player. ... David Galloway (born February 16, 1959 in Tampa, Florida) is a former defensive end who played 9 seasons for the St. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Fred Weary was an NFL cornerback, playing from 1998-2003. ... Tony Lilly (born February 16, 1962 in Alexandria, Virginia) is a retired american football safety who played four seasons for the National Football League Denver Broncos. ...

University of Florida Gator 100th Anniversary Team

Done in conjunction with the celebration of 100 Years of Florida Football. In 2006 fans voted with mail-in ballots found at stores and also voted on the internet.

Offense
QB--Danny Wuerffel, 1993-96
RB--Errict Rhett, 1990-93
RB--Emmitt Smith, 1987-89
RB--Fred Taylor, 1994-97
WR--Carlos Alvarez, 1969-71
WR--Cris Collinsworth, 1977-80
WR--Chris Doering, 1992-95
WR--Ike Hilliard, 1994-96
OL--Lomas Brown, 1981-84
OL--Mike Degory, 2002-05
OL--Jeff Mitchell, 1993-96
OL--Jason Odom, 1992-95
K--Jeff Chandler, 1998-2001
Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... Errict Undra Rhett (born December 11, 1970 in Pembroke Pines, Florida) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2nd round of the 1994 NFL Draft. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... Fred Taylor is a star running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars. ... Carlos Alvarez is a former American football player, born in Cuba and raised in Miami after moving there with his family as a child. ... Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio), is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Christopher Paul Doering (born May 19, 1973 in Gainesville, Florida) was an American football wide receiver in the NFL for five different teams. ... Isaac Jason Hilliard (born April 5, 1976 in Patterson, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. He was selected seventh overall in the 1997 NFL Draft by the New York Giants out of the University of Florida. ... Lomas Brown Jr. ... Jeffrey Clay Mitchell (born January 29, 1974) is a Retired Former American football center who most recently played for the Carolina Panthers in the NFL. He Graduated from the University of Florida. ... Jason Brian Odom (born March 31, 1974) ia a former American football player. ... Jeff Chandler can refer to different people: Jeff Chandler: a cinema actor Jeff Chandler: a boxer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Defense
DL--Trace Armstrong, 1988
DL--Alex Brown, 1998-2001
DL--Kevin Carter, 1991-94
DL--Brad Culpepper, 1988-91
DL--Jack Youngblood,1968-70
LB--Scot Brantley, 1976-79
LB--Channing Crowder, 2003-04
LB--Jevon Kearse, 1996-98
LB--Wilber Marshall, 1980-83
DB--Louis Oliver, 1985-88
DB--Lito Sheppard, 1999-2001
DB--Fred Weary, 1994-97
P--Shayne Edge, 1991-94
Raymond Lester Armstrong, III (born October 5, 1965 in Bethesda, Maryland) is a former American Football defensive End who was a first-round draft pick in 1989. ... Alex Brown may refer to: Alex Brown (rugby player) (born 1979), rugby union player Alex Brown (football player) (born 1979), American football player Alex Brown (musician) Alex Brown (Worlds Greatest), VS Technical Player Alex Brown (Football Player) (born 1989), Bushy FC Midfielder Alex Brown (Famous American Banker)Self Made... The image that haunted so many people. ... John Broward Brad Culpepper (born May 8, 1969) was an American football player. ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... Scot Brantley (born February 24, 1958 in Chester, South Carolina) is a former defensive end who played 8 seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League. ... Randolph Channing Crowder, Jr. ... Jevon Kearse (born September 3, 1976, in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays Defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Due to his rare athleticism and threatening style of play, he is known throughout the league as “The Freak”. His cousin, Phillip Buchanon... Wilber Buddyhia Marshall (born April 18, 1962 in Titusville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... Louis Oliver (born March 9, 1966 in Belle Glade, Florida) is an American former professional football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 1st round (25th overall) in the 1989 NFL Draft. ... Lito Decorian Sheppard (born April 8, 1981 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American football cornerback in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Fred Weary was an NFL cornerback, playing from 1998-2003. ...

Florida's All-Time Roster

As chosen by Athlon Sports in 2001. [2]

Offense
WR--Carlos Alvarez 1969-71
WR--Wes Chandler 1974-77
TE--Jim Yarbrough 1966-68
TE--Kirk Kirkpatrick 1987-90
OL--Lomas Brown 1981-84
OL--Jason Odom 1992-95
OL--Bill Carr 1964-66
OL--Burton Lawless 1972-74
OL--Jeff Zimmerman 1983-86
QB--Steve Spurrier 1964-66
QB--Danny Wuerffel 1993-96
RB--Neal Anderson 1982-85
RB--Emmitt Smith 1987-89
RB--Errict Rhett 1990-93
K --Jeff Chandler 1998-2001
Carlos Alvarez was elected Mayor of Miami-Dade County in November of 2004. ... Wesley Sandy Chandler (born August 22, 1956 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver. ...

Defense
DL--Jack Youngblood 1968-70
DL--Brad Culpepper 1988-91
DL--Huey Richardson 1987-90
DL--Kevin Carter 1991-94
DL--Ellis Johnson 1991-94
LB--Wilber Marshall 1980-83
LB--David Little 1977-80
LB--Alonzo Johnson 1981-85
LB--Scot Brantley 1976-79
LB--Sammy Green 1972-75
DB--Bruce Bennett 1963-65
DB--Steve Tannen 1967-69
DB--Will White 1989-92
DB--Louis Oliver 1985-88
DB--Fred Weary 1994-97
P--Ray Criswell 1982-85
Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... The image that haunted so many people. ... Wilber Buddyhia Marshall (born April 18, 1962 in Titusville, Florida) is a former American football player. ...

Individual Award Winners

  • Heisman Trophy
Steve Spurrier - 1966
Danny Wuerffel - 1996
Danny Wuerffel - 1996
Danny Wuerffel - 1996
John Reaves - 1971
Danny Wuerffel - 1995
Danny Wuerffel - 1995, 1996
Lawrence Wright - 1996
Danny Wuerffel - 1996
Judd Davis - 1993

All-Time SEC Team Gator Honorees

All-Time SEC Team
(1933-82) The All-Time Team for the first 50 years
Selected by the SEC Skywriters

First Team Defense
DE—Jack Youngblood, 1968-70
Second Team Offense
WR— Wes Chandler, 1974-77
Second Team Defense
LB—Wilber Marshall,1980-82

Quarter Century All-SEC Team
(1950-74) A Bicentennial Project
of the Birmingham QB Club

First Team Defense
DE—Jack Youngblood, 1968-1970
Brennan redirects here. ... Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida) is a former American football player and currently the head coach of the University of South Carolina football team. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Walter Camp Award, named in honor of the father of football, is given annually to the College football Player of the Year, as selected by Division 1A coaches and Sports Information directors. ... Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sammy Baugh Trophy is awarded annually to the nations top college passer. ... Thomas Johnson John Reaves (born March 2, 1950 in Anniston, Alabama) was a former American professional football player. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... OBrien Award logo The Davey OBrien Award, officially the Davey OBrien National Quarterback Award, is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the Davey OBrien Foundation to be the best of all National Collegiate Athletic Association quarterbacks. ... Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Jim Thorpe Award, named in memory of multi-sport legend Jim Thorpe, has been awarded to the top defensive back in college football since 1986. ... Lawrence Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, screenwriter and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, and a current fellow at the Center for Law and Security at the New York University School of Law. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is given annually in the United States to the nations outstanding senior quarterback in college football. ... Danny Carl Wuerffel (Born:May 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football player who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback at the University of Florida under coach Steve Spurrier. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Lou Groza Award is presented annually to the nations top college football placekicker by the Palm Beach Sports Commission. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Herbert Jackson Youngblood III (born January 26, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football defensive end who played for the Los Angeles Rams. ... Wesley Sandy Chandler (born August 22, 1956 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver. ... Wilber Buddyhia Marshall (born April 18, 1962 in Titusville, Florida) is a former American football player. ...

25 Year All-SEC Team
(1961-85)
The 25-year All-SEC team
chosen for the Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger

Offense
WR—Cris Collinsworth, 1978-1980
WR—Wes Chandler, 1974-1976
Defense
DE—Jack Youngblood, 1968-1970
LB—Wilber Marshall, 1980-82
Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio), is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ...

Current coaching staff

Name Current Title Years
at UF
Alma mater
Urban Meyer Head Coach 2005 - Cincinnati
Steve Addazio Tackles
Tight Ends
2005 - Central Connecticut State
Stan Drayton Running Backs 2005 - Allegheny College
Billy Gonzales Wide Receivers 2005 - Colorado State
Chuck Heater Recruiting Coordinator
Cornerbacks
2005 - Michigan
John Hevesy Centers & Guards 2005 - Maine
John "Doc" Holliday Associate Head Coach
Safeties
2005 - West Virginia
Greg Mattison Co-Defensive Coordinator
Defensive Line
2005 - Wisconsin-La Crosse
Dan Mullen Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks
2005 - Ursinus College
Charlie Strong Assistant Head Coach
Co-Defensive Coordinator
Linebackers
1988-89
1991-94
2003 -
University of Central Arkansas

Notable alumni

See also: Gator Football Ring of Honor
See also: Category:Florida Gators football players

Notable current players

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.sptimes.com/2002/01/08/Sports/Spurrierisms.shtml

External links

  • Gatorzone.com, official website
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