The Florida Gators offense didn't do the defense any favors this year. Time after time this defense was asked to make stop after stop while the offense couldn't stay on the field.
For being such a young unit, the defense outperformed all expectations. As a whole the defense was ranked 25th nationally, allowing 20.6 points per game, and ninth overall nationally against the pass, allowing only 167.3 yards per game.
With so much young talent on the defense it was hard to choose just five to make a list.
Here are the top five defensive players from the 2011 Florida Gators