On Sunday, we will present our top-10 Gator stories of the decade in the newspaper along with our athlete of the decade in each sport on our website, Gatorsports.com.
Today, we give you the Gator football team of the decade 2010-19.
WR — Demarcus Robinson: 101 catches in 2014 and ’14 and big-play ability.
WR — Antonio Callaway: For all of his off-the-field issues, he was the most dynamic player of the decade.
WR — Van Jefferson: The transfer from Ole Miss is a leader and has 12 TD catches in two seasons.
QB — Kyle Trask: Even with only nine starts, he has shown something special (24 TDs, 6 picks for starters).
OL — Mike Pouncey: Despite playing in only one season this decade.
OL — Martez Ivey: Really came into his own later in his career.
OL — Max Garcia: One of the best stories of the decade is still starting in the NFL.
OL — Jawaan Taylor: The best thing that happened to him was line coach John Hevesy.
OL — Jon Halapio: If there was a game being played, he was usually starting at guard.
TE — Jordan Reed: But give Kyle Pitts some time in the next decade.
RB –– Mike Gillislee: Averaged 4.5 yards a carry on the excellent 2012 team.
RB — Kelvin Taylor: Made a name for himself by going over the 1,000-yard mark in 2015.
PK — Eddy Piñeiro: He’s a tough choice over Evan McPherson, but his cult following puts him over the top.
DE — Jachai Polite: It’s difficult to leave Dante Fowler Jr. out, but Polite’s final season was incredible.
DT — Jon Bullard: A real rock in the middle who could play outside or inside.
DT — Dominique Easley: Injuries hurt his stats, but he was a dominant force when healthy.
DE — Jon Greenard: He was at UF for only one season, but made it count on every play.
LB — Antonio Morrison: May be the hardest hitter ever at UF. Just ask EJ Manuel.
LB — David Reese: So consistent in everything he did for four years.
LB — Jarrad Davis: One of the best leaders in the locker room who had a savvy sense for where the ball was going.
CB — Vernon Hargreaves III: He was such a huge recruit and played up to it with 10 interceptions during his career.
CB — Jalen Tabor: One of the smartest corners we’ve seen at Florida.
S — Chauncey Gardner-Johnson: Being the MVP of two bowl games is a pretty good career.
S — Keanu Neal: Had an eye for the ball and the physicality to knock you loose from it.
Nickel — Matt Elam: Who could forget his strip of Odell Beckham Jr.?
P — Johnny Townsend: In a decade with good punters, he was the best and maybe the best ever at UF.
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