During Florida's journey to its first BCS bowl since 2010, Mike Gillislee emerged as the most productive Gator running back since Ciatrick Fason wore the orange and blue.
Gillislee ran for a team-high 1,152 yards and 10 touchdowns and became the most dependable offensive weapon in offensive coordinator Brent Pease's arsenal.
Meanwhile, backup Matt Jones began to impress near the end of his freshman campaign. He ended the season with 275 yards and three touchdowns of his own. In the process, he put himself in position to lead the Gator backfield during Florida's upcoming season.
However, the Florida native has the chance to do much more than just lead the Gators in rushing. He has the chance to become one of the SEC's most exciting offensive superstars.
As productive as Gillislee was last year, Jones has the talent to be an even greater asset for the Gator offense. I would even go so far as to say that he can become a nationally recognized name by the end of next season.
Here are five key reasons why Matt Jones is going to break out in a big way in 2013.