The Florida Gators kicked off fall practice this week, which means actual games are only a few weeks away.
Football fever is officially in the air.
To celebrate the return of college football, I will be looking back at my personal top-10 favorite Florida Gators from the 2000s.
This top 10 list was tremendously hard to try and judge, trim down and order, but it heavily considered stats, years played, awards won, overall success of the team and so much more.
However, I will admit from the start that my own personal biases are present, and I encourage you to comment with yours as well.
I hope you will take a trip back down memory lane and stroll through the greatness of Gator players of the 2000s.
I hope you will even take the time to tell me who I left off, who you would have where and just in general what you would do differently.
To start, here is a list of seven honorable mentions who just missed the cut:
Earnest Graham, HB, 2000-2002: 486 carries, 2,411 yards, 28 touchdowns
DeShawn Wynn, HB, 2003-2006: 446 carries, 2,077 yards, 25 touchdowns
Andre Caldwell, WR, 2003-2007: 185 catches, 2,349 yards, 16 receiving touchdowns, four rushing touchdowns, one passing touchdown
Chad Jackson, WR, 2003-2005: 120 catches, 1,586 yards, 16 touchdowns
Aaron Hernandez, TE, 2007-2009: 111 catches, 1,382 yards, 12 touchdowns
Channing Crowder, LB, 2003-2004: 174 tackles, 108 solo, one forced fumble, three fumbles recovered, one interception, four sacks
Jarvis Moss, DE, 2003-2006: 86 tackles, 63 solo, five forced fumble, one fumble recovered, 15 sacks
Without further ado, let’s get into the top 10. Enjoy.