Florida football countdown
Published: Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 7:36 p.m.
42 … Number of pass break-ups by Anthone Lott.
Lott's introduction to college football was a rude one. As a true freshman, he was stuck on an island with Tennessee's Billy Williams in 1993 and with every big play Williams made the criticism from fans and media grew louder.
So Lott didn't talk to the media until after Florida won the national title in January of 1997. That was a shame because he turned into a great cornerback.
By his sophomore year, he had learned how to react to the ball and his 15 pass break-ups that year are tied for second all-time in Florida history behind Louis Oliver (19).
Lott was a physical corner who could come up and play the running game. He forced seven fumbles in his career, five of them in 1995.
But the fumble he would be best known for was a scoop and score in Knoxville in 1996. His 27-yard return gave Florida a 35-0 lead early in the second quarter of that huge game.