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61 Gerard Warren

  • Defensive Tackle
  • 6-4, 308, Junior
  • Raiford (Union County HS)

Career
A redshirt junior who will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL Draft...Played in 35 regular season games with 22 starts for 1,748 plays...Also started the 1999 Orange Bowl and 2001 Nokia Sugar Bowl and played in the 2000 Citrus Bowl...Registered 159 career tackles with 84.5 "Big Plays" (9.5 QB sacks (-64), 20 TBL (-57), 47 forced QB hurries, five pass deflections, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles) ...First-team All-SEC selection by the coaches for 2000...Second-team All-SEC (Associated Press) in 2000...Coaches' and Associated Press All-SEC Second Team selection in 1999...Received Gene Ellenson Award as UF's most inspirational player for 1999

2000 Season
A redshirt junior who emerged as one of the nation's top defensive tackles...Second-team All-SEC selection by the Associated Press and the coaches...Selected one of UF's five captains for the season...Received the defensive unit's Most Inspirational Player Award at the conclusion of spring drills...76 tackles on year with 36.5 "Big Plays" (4.5 QB sacks (-32), seven TBL (-17), 23 FH, one PD and one FF)...671 plays was most for a defensive lineman...36.5 "Big Plays" ranked second best on the squad...Led the squad in QB forced hurries with 23 and is tied for the lead in TTFLs with 11.5 (-49) ...Third on squad in tackles with 76, tops for a defensive lineman...Six tackles and one "Big Play" (one TFL for -3 yards) vs. Ball State...Five tackles and 1.5 "Big Plays" (0.5 QB sack (-3) and one FH) vs. Middle Tennessee...10 tackles to tie his career-best and five "Big Plays" (one TBL (-2), two FF and two FH) vs. Tennessee...Four forced QB hurries vs. Kentucky...Nine tackles and five "Big Plays, (career-high 2 QB sacks (-19), two QB hurries and one TBL (-2)) vs. Mississippi State...Eight tackles and four "Big Plays" (one TFL (-3) and three FH) vs. Auburn...Seven tackles and four "Big Plays" (one QB sack (-6) and three forced QB hurries) vs. Georgia...Seven tackles and four "Big Plays" (one TFL (-1) and three forced QB hurries) vs. Vanderbilt...Seven tackles and four "Big Plays" (one TFL (-4), 2 FH, 1 sack) vs. South Carolina...Eight tackles and two "Big Plays" (two forced QB hurries) vs. Florida State...Three tackles and two "Big Plays" (one forced QB hurry and one PD) in SEC Championship game vs. Auburn...Was named the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman for the 2000 season...Preseason Honors: Ranked among the nation's top three defensive tackles (Lindy's; The Sporting News) ...One of the 14 candidates for the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award (Street & Smith's) ...Second-team All-American (Lindy's) ...Honorable mention All-American (Street & Smith's) ...First-team All-SEC (Lindy's; The Sporting News)

1999 Season
Coaches' and Associated Press All-SEC Second Team selection... Received Gene Ellenson Award as UF's most inspirational player... A starter in 10 of 12 games (missed the first two contests due to a suspension) for 683 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... 52 tackles and 35 "Big Plays" (11 TBL (-35), two QB sacks (-13), 19 FH and three PD) for the season... 19 forced quarterback hurries led the squad despite missing two games... 35 "Big Plays" ranked second on team... Averaged 3.5 "Big Plays" per game, which was tops on the squad... 13 TTFL ranked second on team... 52 tackles ranked first for a defensive lineman and tied for sixth overall on squad... Missed the first two games due to a suspension, but returned to starting spot at defensive tackle vs. Tennessee... Nine tackles and three "Big Plays" (one TBL (-5) and two FH) vs. Tennessee... Two tackles and two "Big Plays" (two FH) vs. Kentucky... Four tackles and two "Big Plays" (two FH) vs. Alabama... Eight tackles and nine "Big Plays" (four TBL (-12) and five FH) vs. LSU... Eight tackles and nine "Big Plays" (four TBL (-12), three PD and two FH) vs. Auburn... Five tackles and two "Big Plays" (one QB sack (-7) and one FH) vs. Georgia... Three tackles and three "Big Plays" (one TBL (-2) and two FH) vs. South Carolina... Seven tackles and four "Big Plays" (one QB sack (-6), one TBL (-4) and two forced hurries) vs. Alabama (SEC Championship Game)... Co-recipient of the defensive unit's Best Effort Award during spring.

1998 Season
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 Season
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: Recreation-Program Delivery.


CAREER STATISTICS
Year UT-AT TT TTFL (yds) FH FF/FR PD
1997 2- 2 4 1 (-6) 0 1/0 0
1998 14-13 27 4 (-18) 5 0/1 1
1999 30-22 52 13 (-48) 19 0//0 3
2000 45-31 76 11.5 (-49) 23 1/0 1
Totals 91-68 159 29.5 (-121) 47 2/1 5
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