Defensive Tackle • 6-4, 303
Raiford (Union County HS)
A redshirt sophomore who is the squad's most experienced defensive tackle... Has the ability to develop into a very good player at tackle... Co-recipient of defensive unit's Best Effort Award this spring... Has played in 13 regular season games with one start for 396 plays... Also started 1999 Orange Bowl... 31 career tackles, three quarterback sacks (-19), two TBL (-5), five forced QB hurries, one pass deflection, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble... 1998 - Played in 10 of 11 regular season games (all but Vanderbilt due to foot injury) with one start (Florida State) for 333 plays... Also started Orange Bowl... The top backup to Reggie McGrew, a first-round pick in the 1999 NFL Draft by San Francisco, at right tackle... 27 tackles and 11 "Big Plays" (four TTFL (-18), one FR, one PD and five FH) on the year... 11 "Big Plays" ranked fifth on defensive line unit... Four tackles and one TBL (-1) vs. Georgia... Three tackles and a forced hurry vs. South Carolina... Six tackles and three "Big Plays" (one QB sack (-3), one FR and one PD) vs. Florida State... Received the defensive unit's Most Improved Freshman Award during spring... 1997 - Saw action in first three games of the year for 63 plays before injuring his knee... Received a medical redshirt... Credited with four tackles, one quarterback sack (-6) and one forced fumble (all vs. Southern Mississippi)... Prep - Regarded as one of the nation's elite defensive linemen in 1996... A consensus first-team All-America selection... Named to Prep Star's All-America Dream Team and was ranked among the nation's top 10 defensive linemen by that publication... SuperPrep All-America Team and ranked among the nation's top eight defensive linemen by that publication... National Recruiting Advisor All-America Team and ranked among the nation's top four nose guards by that publication... Second-team All-America selection by USA Today... Named to Florida's prestigious Super Seniors Team and was a first-team All-State (3A) selection for two seasons... SuperPrep named him its Dixie Defensive Player of the Year... Credited with 36 quarterback sacks in his career... Union County High School was 494 with three state titles in his four years at the school... Was named to the Honor Roll all four years... High school coach was Robby Pruitt... Also visited Auburn, Florida State and Georgia... Personal - Born Gerard T. Warren on July 25, 1978 in Lake City, Florida... Parents - Charles and Joann Warren... Hobbies include fishing and watching movies... Favorite sports personality is Michael Jordan... Major - Public Recreation.