33 –Errict Rhett, RB (1989-93)
Emmitt who? Errict Undra Rhett, from Pembroke Pines, Florida, picked up right where Emmitt left off as tailback during Steve Spurrier‘s triumphant return to Gainesville as savior and head ball coach. Even though it was rumored that Spurrier wanted a pass-happy offense, Errict broke Emmitt’s career rushing record with 4,163 rushing yards, and finished with 34 rushing touchdowns, 1,230 receiving yards, and two touchdown receptions. (Yeah, I know, he did it in four years, not three.) Not bad for a running back that nobody thought could surpass Emmitt, much less the presumed starter, Willie McClendon. Before each game or practice, Errict would pray to not fumble the ball. It turns out that Willie had a problem with fumbling the ball. All that hard work and a little bit of prayer must have paid off for Errict. Once he gained the starting role, Errict’s consistent running and low fumble rate helped the mighty Gators win the 1991 and 1993 SEC Championship Game. He was MVP of the 1994 Sugar Bowl in their victory over West Virginia, 1st team All-SEC in 1991 and 1993, and was inducted by the University of Florida Athletic Association as a Gator Great in 2005.
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