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63 Aaron Deal
  • Offensive Tackle
  • 6-6, 313
  • sophomore, sq
  • Fort Walton Beach (Choctawhatchee HS)

A redshirt sophomore... Suffered a sprained left ankle injury during spring and missed the last three weeks of practice... Enters fall as a backup at right tackle...

1999 - A backup at right tackle... Played in three games (Western Michigan, UCF and Alabama (SEC Championship Game)) for 15 plays... Missed the Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Florida State games due to a left foot injury... Co-recipient of the Hustle Award on offense during spring...

1998 - Did not see any game action and was redshirted... Worked with the scout team on the offensive line...

Prep - One of the state's top offensive linemen in 1997 who received prep All-America honors... Named to National Bluechips Recruiting Service's All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the top six players in the nation at strongside offensive tackle... Named to SuperPrep All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the top 30 offensive linemen in the country... SuperPrep ranked him among the top 25 overall players in the state of Florida and among the top four offensive linemen in the state... PrepStar named him to its All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the top 15 offensive line prospects in the southeast... Second-team all-state selection in 1996 and 1997... National Recruiting Advisor ranked him among the top 20 offensive tackle prospects in the southeast... High school coach was Allan Cox... Also visited Kentucky and LSU during the recruiting process...

Personal - Born Aaron Wayne Deal on September 26, 1979 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida... Parents - Victor and Shirli Deal... Both his parents graduated from UF... Enjoys camping, fishing and hunting in his free time... Favorite sports personality is former Gator Danny Wuerffel... Favorite actor is Nicholas Cage...

Major - Business Administration.

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