Aaron Hernandez: The Most Tattooed Man in the History of Connecticut

Gators FirstCorrespondent IJuly 22, 2009

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 06:  Aaron Hernandez #81 of the Florida Gators reacts against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the SEC Championship on December 6, 2008 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Written by James Brown, Gatorsfirst.com Co-Founder

A couple of years ago, I had no idea why we were recruiting a guy from Connecticut.

I mean, Urban Meyer emphasizes speed and that's all in the South, right?

And forgive me if I see you as the top prospect in a state like Connecticut, and think that means you face competition roughly equivalent to Palatka High School's JV team.

Then I saw Florida Gators football TE Aaron Hernandez get into a game.

The first thing I noticed was the ink. All over his body. Again, forgive me for not expecting this out of this football prospect from Connecticut. This kid was a freshman, and was coming into college with all the ink. I mean, it took LeBron several years to get that many tats, and those were NBA years.

The man certainly has talent. He got publicity toward the end of the year for catching shovel passes was a little unwarranted, as the 'new play' the announcers harped on was a play I saw Urban Meyer run at Utah, and at Florida in 2005! Despite that, I think I speak for all Florida fans when I say I'm excited for his ability.

Now, with the departure of Percy Harvin and Louis Murphy to the NFL, he is our top returning receiver. I have stated that we need an outside threat to develop, so that other teams can't just double him over the middle.

However this season turns out, please refer to him as 'The Most Tattooed Man in the History of Connecticut', because whether this moniker is truthful or not, it's a fun nickname.

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