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Hargreaves had QBs thinking twice before throwing in his direction.
The Gators might be remembered for finishing the season on a seven-game losing streak. However, they should also be recognized for having one of the best secondaries in the nation.
In 12 games, the unit ranked No. 7 against the pass (171.8 YPG). Florida only conceded nine passing touchdowns while limiting opposing quarterbacks to just 49.8 percent passing.
A large part of that play was due to the presence of cornerback Vernon Hargreaves.
The freshman finished with 38 tackles, 11 passes broken up and led the team with three interceptions. He also returned a total of four kicks for 47 yards.
Although his numbers might not be so flashy, it was obvious that teams chose to throw away from the youngster.
Time and time again, Hargreaves would hold opponents’ top receiving threats to almost nothing.
With another year under his belt, and hopefully more overall talent on the team, look for Hargreaves to really make a statement in 2014.