2 – Adrian White and Berj Yepremian
Adrian White transferred to Galen Hall’s Florida Gators as a walk-on after playing his freshman year at Southern Illinois State. He played safety and corner back from 1984 to 1986 and was a key member of the 9-1-1 teams in 1984 and 1985. In his senior season, he was named first team All SEC and second team All American.Bonus: Adrian lettered in track and field his last two years as a sprinter.
Berj Yepremian was one of the most accurate kickers in Florida history, and he did it in an era when one kicker was designated for both long and short field goals. Between 1976 and 1978, he hit 29 of 35 field goals for an 82.9% average and he only missed one point-after-attempt in 57 tries. He never missed a field goal shorter than 45 yards. The crazy part about Berj is that he never once kicked an American football before coming to America only a few years earlier. In one story, his older brother and kicker from the undefeated ’72 Dolphins, Garo Yepremian, was showing him how to kick field goals and the younger Berj was upset at himself for only kicking from one half of the field instead of from end-to-end! At only 5’5″ and 145 pounds, there was no chance of an NFL career, so Berj used his University of Florida diploma to get into the automobile business.
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