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The Best University of Florida Football Players of All Time

Updated October 11, 2019 23.7k votes 2.7k voters 32.9k 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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  • Emmitt Smith1
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    Emmitt Smith

    Running back

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Age51

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys

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    #957 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#423 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Tim Tebow2
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    Tim Tebow

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceMakati, Philippines

    Age33

    TeamsDenver Broncos, Florida Gators football, New England Patriots, New York Jets

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    #9 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#82 of 211 Celebrities Who Should Run for President

  • Jack Youngblood3
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    Jack Youngblood

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Age65

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

  • Danny Wuerffel4
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    Danny Wuerffel

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceFort Walton Beach, Florida

    Age41

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins, Florida Gators football, Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears

  • Fred Taylor5
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    Fred Taylor

    Running back

    BirthplacePahokee, Florida

    Age44

    TeamsNew England Patriots

  • Steve Spurrier6
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    Steve Spurrier

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceMiami Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Age75

    TeamsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Florida Gators football, San Francisco 49ers

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    #41 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#209 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • Percy Harvin7
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    Percy Harvin

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceChesapeake, Virginia

    Age32

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Florida Gators football, Minnesota Vikings

  • Joe Haden8
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    Joe Haden

    Cornerback, Defensive back

    BirthplaceFort Washington, Maryland

    Age31

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Cleveland Browns

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

  • Brandon Spikes9
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    Brandon Spikes

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceShelby, North Carolina

    Age33

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, New England Patriots

  • Wilber Marshall10
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    Wilber Marshall

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceTitusville, Florida

    Age53

  • Reggie Nelson11
    342
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    Reggie Nelson

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Florida

    Age37

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Ike Hilliard12
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    Ike Hilliard

    Wide receiver

    BirthplacePatterson, Louisiana

    Age44

  • Jordan Reed13
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    Jordan Reed

    Tight end

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut

    Age30

    TeamsWashington Redskins

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    #63 of 115 The Greatest Washington Redskins of All Time#34 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time

  • Dante Fowler Jr.14
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    Dante Fowler Jr.

  • Vernon Hargreaves III15
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    Vernon Hargreaves III

    Cornerback
  • Jevon Kearse16
    354
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    Jevon Kearse

  • Cris Collinsworth17
    366
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    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

    Age61

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Cincinnati Bengals

  • Maurkice Pouncey18
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    Maurkice Pouncey

    Guard, Center

    BirthplaceArdmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Age31

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Florida Gators football

  • Wes Chandler19
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    Wes Chandler

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceNew Smyrna Beach, Florida

    Age64

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    #740 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#6 of 38 The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s

  • Mike Pouncey20
    276
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    BirthplaceBartow, Florida

    Age31

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Miami Dolphins

  • Jabar Gaffney21
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    Jabar Gaffney

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Age39

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Denver Broncos, Florida Gators football, Houston Texans, New England Patriots

  • Rex Grossman22
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    Rex Grossman

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceBloomington, Indiana

    Age40

    TeamsWashington Redskins, Florida Gators football, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears

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    #137 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time#16 of 66 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Reidel Anthony23
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    Reidel Anthony

    Wide receiver

    BirthplacePahokee, Florida

    Age43

  • Carlos Dunlap24
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    Carlos Dunlap

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceNorth Charleston, South Carolina

    Age31

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Cincinnati Bengals

  • Janoris Jenkins25
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    Janoris Jenkins

    Cornerback

    BirthplacePahokee, Florida

    Age31

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, St. Louis Rams