Florida football program’s Top 25 players of decade: Nos. 16-20

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Florida running back Kelvin Taylor is tripped up by LSU linebacker Deion Jones during the Oct. 17, 2015 game in Baton Rouge, La. [Matt Stamey/Staff photographer]

As we continue with the Season of Lists and wait for the thumbs up or thumbs down on the 2020 college football season, we bring you the top 25 players of the last decade for Florida football. A caveat — we chose not to include current players because their legacies are not complete. And don’t be mad because we didn’t include any kickers or punters. There were too many good players.

We continue the countdown with 16-20:

No. 20 — Mike Pouncey

2010, Center

Pouncey waited a year to join his brother Maurkice in the NFL and slid over to the center spot. You may think he’s a little low on this list and you may be right. But in college he was never as dominant as his brother. Still. He was a very good player. 

No. 19 — Antonio Morrison

2012-15, Linebacker

He learned in college that you cannot bark at a police dog. But by the time he left school he had 287 tackles and it seemed as if every one jarred some teeth. Especially the one as a freshman on EJ Manuel that turned around the FSU game in 2012.

No. 18 — Kelvin Taylor

2013-15, Running back

Florida’s last 1,000-yard rusher, which he did as a junior after being admonished for the throat slash earlier in the year. Taylor scored 23 career touchdowns and combined speed and power while getting more than 2,000 career yards.

No. 17 — Jon Greenard

2019, Defensive end

There is no point in giving you Greenard’s stats. You saw him play his one year after transferring in from Louisville. Despite a nagging ankle injury, he gave 100 percent on every play and was enough of a factor to be a first-team All-SEC selection.

No. 16 — Sharrif Floyd

2010-12, Defensive tackle

Floyd was a powerful force on the defensive line, earning All-American honors as a junior. Not only did he have 26 tackles for a loss and 115 total tackles, Floyd got his hands on three blocked field goals.