Florida football program’s Top 25 players of decade: Nos. 6-10

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Florida defensive back CJ Henderson, right, covers Missouri wide receiver Jonathan Nance during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Columbia, Mo. Florida won 23-6. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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 6-10:
No. 10 — Jachai Polite
2016-18, Defensive end
Polite always played with a high motor (at least in college he did), but it was in his junior seasons when he really blossomed. He had 11 of his 15 career sacks and swatted away four passes and also had eight forced fumbles, most of them slapped away from quarterbacks.
No. 9 — CJ Henderson
2017-19. Cornerback
You can make an argument that he belongs in the top five for the decade, but he had no interceptions in his junior year and only six for his career. Of course, one reason is teams didn’t want to throw at Henderson, who also became a really good blitzer during his career.
No. 8 — Mike Gillislee
2010-12, Running back
One of only nine Gators to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season, Gilly ended up with more than 2,000 for his career. He also finished with 22 career TDs.
No. 7 — Jon Bullard
2012-15, Defensive lineman
An All-American, Bullard showed his versatility by playing both tackle and end. He started all four seasons at UF and finished his career with 175 tackles and 12 sacks.
No. 6, Demarcus Robinson
2013-15, Wide receiver
Robinson was a world champion last year at Kansas City, but he’s on this list because of two special seasons at Florida. In his last two years he caught 100 passes and finished his career with 1,353 receiving yards and nine TDs.

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