The City of Jacksonville has announced that former Florida standouts Alex Brown and Percy Harvin will be inducted to the 2018 Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 26, as part of the Florida-Georgia weekend.
Brown, one of the most decorated Gators defensive linemen of all time, starred at Florida from 1998-2001. During his tenure, the defensive end totaled 161 tackles and set the Gators’ current career record of 33 sacks. He was a two-time All-American, three-time First-Team All-Sec selection, 2001 SEC Defensive Player of the Year and was team captain of the 2000 SEC Championship team. He was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great” in 2012. Brown also posted a perfect 4-0 record against Georgia as a Gator.
Harvin was a consummate dual threat at wide receiver and running back from 2006-2008. He finished his Gators’ career with over 1,800 yards rushing and 1,900 yards receiving. He is one of only two wide receivers in D1 football since 1996 to have over 1,500 yards rushing and 1,500 yards receiving and is the only wide receiver to accomplish those numbers in just three years. Harvin had an immediate impact on the Gators offense and was named the 2006 SEC Freshman of the Year and was a Freshman All-American that year as well. He finished his collegiate career with the Gators win in the 2009 BCS National Championship game and was one of the most prolific offensive threats in school history. Harvin departed UF with a 2-1 record against Georgia and produced 267 yards of total offense and two touchdowns in those three contests.
The duo will join Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and linebacker Boss Bailey as inductees to the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame.
“For decades, the Georgia-Florida game has brought our community together unlike any other event,” said Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. “The legendary rivalry, spirit and tradition the game generates each year are driven by these two prestigious schools, their loyal fans, and some of the most talented student-athletes and coaches ever to take the field. It is an honor to recognize this year’s Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame inductees.”
Created in 1995, the Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame honors and recognizes the memorable players, coaches, and administrators involved in the long-standing rivalry. Over the 22-year history of the Hall of Fame, there have been 101 people inducted including legendary Gators Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, Jack Youngblood, Jevon Kearse and Tim Tebow, as well as Bulldog legends Vince Dooley, Herschel Walker, David Pollack and Buck Belue.