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The Gators will miss Patton's (right) big-play ability.
In a season that featured little to no offense, wide receiver Solomon Patton emerged for the Gators.
Through 12 games, the Mobile, Ala., native caught 44 passes for 556 yards and six touchdowns. He also returned 22 kickoffs for 642 yards and a touchdown—his 29.2 yards per returned ranks No. 7 in the nation.
Time after time, Patton has been able to inject a little bit of life into a Florida offense that has been largely inconsistent.
Specifically, the senior came up big in games against Miami (6 REC, 119 YDS, 1 TD), Arkansas (6 REC, 124 YDS, 2 TD) and Georgia Southern (4 REC, 69 YDS, 2 TD).
With several players graduating, transferring or declaring for the NFL early, the Gators will be in a bit of a jam in 2014.
However, no one’s loss will hurt the team as much as losing Patton will.