Sports
2.8k voters

The Best University of Florida Football Players of All Time

Updated October 11, 2019 22.2k votes 2.8k voters 33.7k 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!
Photo:
...more
  • 1
    1,291
    312

    Emmitt Smith

    Running back

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

    Age51

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys

    More Emmitt Smith 

    #858 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time#19 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 2
    1,505
    390

    Tim Tebow

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceMakati, Philippines

    Age28

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

    More Tim Tebow 

    #9 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#355 of 439 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

  • 3
    594
    139

    Jack Youngblood

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Age70

    TeamsLos Angeles Rams

    More Jack Youngblood 

    #10 of 96 The Greatest Defensive Ends of All Time#33 of 55 The Best NFL Players From Florida

  • 4
    822
    271

    Percy Harvin

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceChesapeake, Virginia

    Age32

    TeamsSeattle Seahawks, Florida Gators football, Minnesota Vikings

    More Percy Harvin 

    #179 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#46 of 106 The Fastest NFL Players of All Time

  • 5
    657
    197

    Steve Spurrier

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceMiami Beach, Florida, United States of America

    Age75

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

    More Steve Spurrier 

    #43 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#231 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • 6
    572
    171

    Fred Taylor

    Running back

    BirthplacePahokee, Florida

    Age44

    TeamsNew England Patriots

  • 7
    587
    177

    Danny Wuerffel

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceFort Walton Beach, Florida

    Age46

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

    More Danny Wuerffel 

    #6 of 28 The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time#11 of 51 The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1990s

  • 8
    569
    177

    Joe Haden

    Cornerback, Defensive back

    BirthplaceFort Washington, Maryland

    Age31

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Cleveland Browns

    More Joe Haden 

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

  • 9
    370
    147

    Brandon Spikes

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceShelby, North Carolina

    Age33

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, New England Patriots

  • 10
    378
    99

    Wilber Marshall

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceTitusville, Florida

    Age58

  • 11
    320
    128

    Reggie Nelson

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Florida

    Age37

    TeamsCincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars

  • 12
    280
    95

    Ike Hilliard

    Wide receiver

    BirthplacePatterson, Louisiana

    Age44

  • 13
    334
    160

    Dante Fowler Jr.

  • 14
    287
    134

    Jordan Reed

    Tight end

    BirthplaceNew London, Connecticut

    Age30

    TeamsWashington Redskins

  • 15
    334
    165

    Vernon Hargreaves III

    Cornerback
  • 16
    344
    149

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

    Age61

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Cincinnati Bengals

  • 17
    332
    33

    Jevon Kearse

  • 18
    222
    84

    Wes Chandler

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceNew Smyrna Beach, Florida

    Age64

  • 19
    298
    24

    Maurkice Pouncey

    Guard, Center

    BirthplaceArdmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Age31

    TeamsPittsburgh Steelers, Florida Gators football

  • 20
    268
    23

    BirthplaceBartow, Florida

    Age31

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Miami Dolphins

  • 21
    310
    190

    Rex Grossman

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceBloomington, Indiana

    Age40

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

  • 22
    195
    105

    Jabar Gaffney

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Age39

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

  • 23
    195
    83

    Reidel Anthony

    Wide receiver

    BirthplacePahokee, Florida

    Age39

  • 24
    191
    20

    Carlos Dunlap

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceNorth Charleston, South Carolina

    Age31

    TeamsFlorida Gators football, Cincinnati Bengals

  • 25
    150
    26

    Janoris Jenkins

    Cornerback

    BirthplacePahokee, Florida

    Age31

    TeamsTennessee Titans