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100 Days Until Gator Football 2020 (maybe)!

Discussion in 'Gator Football' started by Escambia94, May 31, 2020.

  1. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    100 days until the Florida Gators kick off the 2020-2021 season and (maybe) face off against the Eastern Washington Eagles! In honor of the 100-day mark (maybe), here is my list of the top 100 Gators of all time based on being in the Ring of Honor, UF/ NCAA/ NFL Hall of Fame, national awards, national championships, conference awards, conference championships, team awards, and historical significance.
    1. Steve Spurrier (ROH, Gator Great, AA, Heisman '66, 83% W-L record (122-27-1), SEC POY '66, Florida-Georgia HOF, UPI POY '66, Fergie Ferguson Award)
    2. Tim Tebow (AA, All SEC, Heisman '07 (first sophomore), AP POY '07, Davey O'Brien Award '07, Maxwell Award '07 '08, SEC POY '08, QB of the Year '07, Manning Award '08, Draddy Trophy '09, SEC records: (tied) most TDs/ game (7), 55 TDs/season (33 passing, 22 rushing), 145 career TDs, 12232 career yards, 4181 yards in one season, 88.6% completion average in a game, 170.79 season passer efficiency, 23 rushing TDs in one season, future Gator Great)
    3. Danny Wuerffel (ROH, Gator Great, Heisman Trophy '96, Draddy Trophy '96, Johnny Unitas Award '96, Maxwell Award '96, Walter Camp Award '96, QB of the Year Award '96, Florida-Georgia HOF, Florida Gators Team of the Century, NCAA record passer rating, NCAA record TD%, SEC record 7.1 YPP, 144 TD passes)
    4. Emmitt Smith (ROH, Gator Great, Unanimous AA, All SEC, SEC MVP '89, 58 Gator records, Gator rushing leader*, NFL Hall of Fame)
    5. Jack Youngblood (ROH, Gator Great, All American, All SEC, Florida-Georgia HOF, Gator record 14 sacks '69, NCAA Lineman of the Year '70)
    6. Wilber Marshall (ROH, Gator Great, Consensus AA, All SEC, Florida-Georgia HOF, Defensive POY '83, 1st team "Team of the Century" and "Defensive Player of the Century", NCAA HOF)
    7. Urban Meyer (Coached 2006 & 2008 NC & SEC teams, 65-15 81.25% overall/ 36-12 75% SEC/ 5-1 83.33% bowl record at UF, future Gator Great)
    8. Ray Graves (Gator Great, College Football Hall of Fame, former UF athletic director. 69% W-L record (70-31-4), 4-1 (80%) in bowl games)
    9. Rex Grossman (Consensus AA, All SEC, AP Natl POY, SEC POY '01, future Gator Great)
    10. Errict Rhett (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Florida-Georgia HOF, Florida's all-time leading rusher, 1994 Sugar Bowl MVP)
    11. Wes Chandler (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Florida-Georgia HOF)
    12. Fred Taylor (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Florida-Georgia HOF)
    13. John Reaves (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Florida-Georgia HOF, Fergie Ferguson Award, Sammy Baugh Trophy, NCAA record* 7581 yds career passing, SEC career record 56 TDs)
    14. Carlos "the Cuban Comet" Alvarez (Gator Great, Consensus All American, All SEC, College Football HOF, Florida-Georgia HOF, Florida Gators All-Century Team, Gator record - 2563 career receiving yds)
    15. Dale Van Sickel (Gator Great, first Gator All American, College Football HOF) and Charlie LaPradd (Gator Great, second Gator All American, All SEC, Florida-Georgia HOF, former walk-on)
    16. Cris Collinsworth (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Academic All American, Florida Gator record longest pass play of 96 yds, ESPN and HBO sports analyst, Super Bowl player)
    17. Ike Hilliard (Gator Great, Consensus All American, All SEC, Florida-Georgia HOF)
    18. Reidel Anthony (Gator Great, Consensus AA, All SEC, Florida-Georgia HOF, 1996 NC, Gator season record 18 TD receiving)
    19. Shane Matthews (Gator Great, All SEC, 2nd team AA, SEC POY '90 '91, Florida-Georgia HOF, Gator record* career passing yards)
    20. Kerwin Bell (Gator Great, All SEC, Honorable Mention AA, SEC POY '84, Florida-Georgia HOF, Fergie Ferguson Award)
    21. Scot Brantley (Gator Great, All SEC, Honorable Mention AA, Florida-Georgia HOF)
    22. Kevin Carter (Gator Great, Consensus AA, All SEC, Florida-Georgia HOF, Florida Gator All-Century Team)
    23. Alex Brown (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, SEC Def. POY '01)
    24. Brad Culpepper (Gator Great, Consensus AAn, All SEC, Draddy Trophy)
    25. Trace Armstrong (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Gator record 19 TFL/season, Florida Gators All-Century Team)
    26. Keiwan Ratliff (Gator Great, Consensus AA, All SEC, SEC Defensive POY, Gator MVP, Gator season record holder for INTs - 9, punt return yards - 860, INTs in a game - 3)
    27. Huey Richardson (Gator Great, AA, All SEC)
    28. David Galloway Sr (Gator Great, AA, All SEC)
    29. Louis Oliver (Gator Great, AA All SEC, Fergie Ferguson Award)
    30. Larry Dupree (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Gator record - 31 carries/game)
    31. Joe Haden (Unanimous AA, All SEC, National Defensive POY, 2008 NC, future Gator Great)
    32. Reggie Nelson (Consensus AA, All SEC, 2006 NC, future Gator Great)
    33. Jacquez Green (Consensus AA, All SEC, 1996 NC, future Gator Great)
    34. Maurkice Pouncey (Consensus AA, All SEC, 2008 NC, Rimington Trophy, future Gator Great)
    35. Mike Pouncey (AA, All SEC, 2008 NC, future Gator Great)
    36. Brandon Spikes (Consensus AA, All SEC, Gator record holder - INT TDs, future Gator Great)
    37. Ahmad Black (AA, All SEC, 2008 NC, NCAA and SEC record - INT, Outback Bowl MVP, future Gator Great)
    38. David Little (Gator Great, Consensus AA, All SEC, Fergie Ferguson Award, Gator career record holder for tackles - 475)
    39. Charlie Casey (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Fergie Ferguson Award)
    40. Larry Smith (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Fergie Ferguson Award)
    41. Steve Tannen (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Fergie Ferguson Award)
    42. Sammy Green (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Gator season record holder - 202 tackles in a season)
    43. Jarvis Williams (Gator Great, AAn, All SEC)
    44. Chris Doering (Gator Great, All SEC, 2nd team AA, Florida-Georgia HOF, SEC record 31 TD/season)
    45. Willie Jackson (Gator Great, Hon. AA, All SEC, Florida-Georgia HOF)
    46. Alonzo Johnson (AA, All SEC, Florida All-Time Team [Miami Herald], 2nd team Florida Gators All-Century Team, top 3 - TFL & sacks)
    47. Ricky "the Rocket" Nattiel (Gator Great, All SEC, 2nd team AAn, Florida-Georgia HOF, Fergie Ferguson Award, Super Bowl player)
    48. Lawrence Wright (Gator Great, All SEC, 2nd team AAn, Jim Thorpe Award, 1996 NC, Florida-Georgia HOF)
    49. Tommy Durrance (Gator Great, All SEC, Gator top 10 rushing TDs)
    50. Lee McGriff (Gator Great, All SEC)
    51. Neal Anderson (Gator Great, All SEC, Hon. All American)
    52. Nat Moore (Gator Great, All SEC, Hon. AA, Florida-Georgia HOF)
    53. Jeff Mitchell (Gator Great, All SEC, 1996 NC)
    54. Tom Shannon (Gator Great, Gator Bowl '62 MVP, Gator record holder - completion percentage)
    55. David Williams (Gator Great, All SEC, 2nd team AA)
    56. Rick Casares (Gator Great, All SEC, scored first bowl TD for Florida)
    57. Glenn Cameron (Gator Great, All SEC)
    58. Jimmy Dubose (Gator Great, SEC POY '75)
    59. John L. Williams (Gator Great, Hon. AA, 2nd team All SEC)
    60. Larry Libertore (Gator Great, 2nd team All SEC)
    61. James Jones (Gator Great, "the Catch '82")
    62. "The Great Wall of Florida"
      1. Lomas Brown (Gator Great, AA, All SEC, Jacobs Trophy)
      2. Jeff Zimmerman (AA, All SEC)
      3. Crawford Ker (JUCO AA, 2nd team All SEC)
      4. Phil Bromley (All SEC)
      5. Billy Hinson
      6. Scott Trimble
    63. Forest K. "Fergie" Ferguson (Gator Great, namesake of the Fergie Ferguson Award, US Army Distinguished Service Cross)
    64. Jevon Kearse (AA, All SEC, SEC Defensive POY '98)
    65. Clifford Charlton (AA, All SEC, Gator top 5 record holder - FF, TFL, QB sacks)
    66. Jack Jackson (AA, All SEC, 1994 SEC POY)
    67. Fred Weary (AA, All SEC, 1996 NC, Gator record holder - INTs)
    68. Jabar Gaffney (AA, All SEC, Paul Warfield Award)
    69. Lito Sheppard (AA, All SEC)
    70. Jarvis Moss (AA, 2006 NC)
    71. Mike Degory (AA, All SEC)
    72. Percy Harvin (SEC Freshman of the year, All SEC 2nd team, 2006 SEC Championship MVP, Gator record 32 TDs for receiver)
    73. Vernon Hargreaves III (AA x 2, All SEC)
    74. Matt Elam (AA, All SEC)
    75. Chris Leak (2007 BCS MVP, 2006 NC, NCAA record, SEC All Freshman Team, Gator career passing yardage leader)
    76. Jeff Chandler (All SEC, 2nd team AA, Gator MVP, Gator career scoring leader - 368 points)
    77. Johnny Townsend (AA x 2, All SEC, Gator career punting leader - yards and total punts, #5 all time SEC)
    78. Ryan Smith (2nd team AA, 1st team All SEC, BCS Champ)
    79. Ben Troupe (AA, All SEC, SEC Champ)
    80. Shariff Floyd (AA, All SEC)
    81. Mike Pearson (AA)
    82. Antonio Callaway (AA)
    83. Marcus Maye (AA)
    84. Jonathan Greenard (AA, All SEC)
    85. Aaron Hernandez (AA (removed))
    86. Shannon Snell (AA)
    87. Channing Crowder (AA)
    88. Gerard Warren (2nd team AA, 2nd team All SEC)
    89. Johnny Rutledge (All SEC, 1996 NC)
    90. Taylor Jacobs (All SEC, Orange Bowl MVP)
    91. Travis McGriff (All SEC, 1996 NC)
    92. Zach Piller (All SEC, 1996 NC)
    93. Ray McDonald (All SEC, 1996 NC)
    94. Tony Lilly (All SEC)
    95. Allen Trammell (All SEC)
    96. Darrell Jackson (All SEC)
    97. Cooper Carlisle (All SEC, 1996 NC)
    98. Godfrey Myles (All SEC)
    99. Adrian White (All SEC)
    100. Jeff Roth (All SEC)
    101. Reggie McGrew (All SEC, 1996 NC)
    102. James Bates (All SEC, captain of 1996 NC team)
    103. Jalen "Teez" Tabor (All SEC)
    104. Dante Fowler (All SEC)
    105. Kelvin Taylor (Freshman All SEC)
    106. Duke Dawson (All SEC)
    107. Mike Gillislee (All SEC)
    108. Derrick Harvey (2007 BCS MVP, 2nd team All SEC, 2006 NC)
    109. Walter "Tiger" Mayberry (Gator Great, Marine Corps ace, died in POW camp)
    110. Don Gaffney - first black Gator QB
    111. Leonard George and Willie Jackson Sr - first black players to sign with Florida
    112. Brandon Siler (2nd team All SEC, 3rd team AA, 2006 NC)
    113. C.J. Henderson (2nd team team AA, All SEC, 2nd team All SEC x 2)
    114. Jonathan Bullard (3rd team AA, All SEC, SEC All-Freshman
    115. Caleb Sturgis (2nd team AA)
    116. Kenyatta Walker (1st/2nd/3rd team AA)
    117. Kyle Christy (1st/2nd team AA)
    118. Chas Henry (1st/2nd team AA)
    119. Andra Davis (1st/2nd/3rd team AA)
    120. Ed Chester (2nd team AA)
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2020
  2. Escambia94

    Escambia94 Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE) Moderator

    The 2020 list has been extended since the last update in 2018. At some point this list will be trimmed down to exactly 100 names plus a few honorable mentions.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2020

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