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The Best University of Florida Football Players of All Time

Updated October 11, 2019 22.5k votes 2.8k voters 34.1k views85 items

List RulesVote up all of your all-time favorite Gators!

Hailing from "The Swamp" in Gainesville, Florida, The Gators are one of the most celebrated institutions in college football. The Gators have three national championships to their name, as well as eight SEC-titles in the program's 108-year history. The University of Florida has also produced 31 consensus All-Americans and three Heisman Trophy winners.

With 89 First Team All-Americans and 46 NFL first-round draft picks, it is safe to say that the Gators have had some remarkable talent over the years.

So, It's up to you now, Rankers. Who is the best Florida Gator ever? You have your work cut out for you. From Tebow to Collinsworth to Emmitt Smith – Steve Spurrier, Jack Youngblood, and Danny Wuerffel and many more. There is no wrong answer! Upvote your picks for the best University of Florida football players now!
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    1,286
    315

    Emmitt Smith

    Running back

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    #854 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time#11 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

  • 2
    1,502
    387

    Tim Tebow

    Quarterback

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    #9 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#756 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 3
    595
    139

    Jack Youngblood

    Defensive end

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    #10 of 96 The Greatest Defensive Ends of All Time#7 of 110 The Best Los Angeles Rams of All Time

  • 4
    568
    171

    Fred Taylor

    Running back
  • 5
    656
    194

    Steve Spurrier

    Quarterback

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    #40 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#299 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • 6
    584
    177

    Danny Wuerffel

    Quarterback

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    #6 of 28 The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time#12 of 51 The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1990s

  • 7
    813
    272

    Percy Harvin

    Wide receiver

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    #187 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#16 of 58 The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

  • 8
    564
    176

    Joe Haden

    Cornerback, Defensive back

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    #368 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#42 of 49 The Best Athletes Signed To Jordan Brand

  • 9
    369
    146

    Brandon Spikes

    Linebacker
  • 10
    379
    98

    Wilber Marshall

    Linebacker
  • 11
    317
    128

    Reggie Nelson

    Cornerback, Safety
  • 12
    278
    94

    Ike Hilliard

    Wide receiver
  • 13
    334
    158

    Dante Fowler Jr.

  • 14
    287
    133

    Jordan Reed

    Tight end
  • 15
    331
    164

    Vernon Hargreaves III

    Cornerback
  • 16
    343
    147
  • 17
    333
    34

    Jevon Kearse

  • 18
    223
    82

    Wes Chandler

    Wide receiver
  • 19
    300
    25

    Maurkice Pouncey

    Guard, Center
  • 20
    269
    24
  • 21
    309
    189

    Rex Grossman

    Quarterback
  • 22
    196
    103

    Jabar Gaffney

    Wide receiver
  • 23
    195
    82

    Reidel Anthony

    Wide receiver
  • 24
    191
    20

    Carlos Dunlap

    Defensive end
  • 25
    151
    28

    Janoris Jenkins

    Cornerback