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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!
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  • 1
    1,291
    312

    Emmitt Smith

    Running back

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  • 2
    1,505
    390

    Tim Tebow

    Quarterback

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  • 3
    594
    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
    822
    271

    Percy Harvin

    Wide receiver

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    #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

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    #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
  • 7
    587
    177

    Danny Wuerffel

    Quarterback

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    #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

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  • 9
    370
    147

    Brandon Spikes

    Linebacker
  • 10
    378
    99

    Wilber Marshall

    Linebacker
  • 11
    320
    128

    Reggie Nelson

    Cornerback, Safety
  • 12
    280
    95

    Ike Hilliard

    Wide receiver
  • 13
    334
    160

    Dante Fowler Jr.

  • 14
    287
    134

    Jordan Reed

    Tight end
  • 15
    334
    165

    Vernon Hargreaves III

    Cornerback
  • 16
    344
    149
  • 17
    332
    33

    Jevon Kearse

  • 18
    222
    84

    Wes Chandler

    Wide receiver
  • 19
    298
    24

    Maurkice Pouncey

    Guard, Center
  • 20
    268
    23
  • 21
    310
    190

    Rex Grossman

    Quarterback
  • 22
    195
    105

    Jabar Gaffney

    Wide receiver
  • 23
    195
    83

    Reidel Anthony

    Wide receiver
  • 24
    191
    20

    Carlos Dunlap

    Defensive end
  • 25
    150
    26

    Janoris Jenkins

    Cornerback