Publish Date: 02/23/2022
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
Tayloe was a part of a backfield that helped lead the gator’s to the 1996 National Championship and in 1997 as the main running back, he exploded for over 100 yards in 8 games.
Over his last three seasons, Collinsworth caught 120 passes for 1,937 yards and 14 touchdowns, receiving All-SEC honors each year. Collinsworth is one of the most underrated receivers in the history of Football!
Harvin was one of the most electrifying players in College Football history. He was the first Gator to ever rush for 100 yards and have 100 yards receiving in the same game. Harvin is one of only two wide receivers in Division I-A football since 1996 to have over 1,500 rushing and 1,500 receiving yards and is the only wide receiver to accomplish those numbers in just three seasons dating back to 1996.
Smith played three years for the Florida Gators, where he set numerous school rushing records. After being named a unanimous All-American in 1989, Smith chose to forgo his senior year of eligibility and play professionally. If he would have stayed he would probably be in the top 3 on this list.
After all of the years of wide-open Florida offenses, Wes Chandler still owns the record for yards per catch at an amazing 21.4 yds. Chandler also led the Gators in receiving for 3 straight years 1975-77.
Youngblood is the greatest defensive lineman in school history. Youngblood set a school record with 14 sacks in 1969, highlighted by a five-sack performance against Florida State. In 1970 he claimed All American honors.
Believe it or not, Wuerffell was probably the most decorated player in Gator history. He won both the Heisman Trophy and the National Championship in the same year.
Marshall was a two-time consensus All-American and the 1983 National Defensive Player of the Year.
Spurrier revolutionized the Florida offense when he arrived on the Florida campus. Spurrier was a two-time All-American and won the Heisman Trophy in 1966 along the way he broke every Gator’s Quarterbacking record that existed at the time.
Tebow was probably the most popular player in Gator’s history and he was one of the greatest Quarterbacks in College Football history. He led the Gator’s to 2 National Championships and won the Heisman Trophy in 2007.