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30 Earl Everett
  • Linebacker
  • 6-2, 224
  • Senior, 3L
  • Webster
  • South Sumter HS

A true senior linebacker…

HONORS: Named to the 2005 SEC Coaches' Second Team Preseason All-SEC Team…Named to the Watch List for the Chuck Bednarik Award for Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year…

CAREER: Has seen action in 36 games including 29 starts…Was the first Gator to have two picks in a game since Kyle Jackson had two against South Carolina on Nov. 13, 2004…

2006: Member of the Leadership Committee…

2005: Finished the season with 72 tackles to lead the team, the only Gator to break the 70-tackle barrier…Everett's 72-tackle total includes 3.5 for a net loss of 25 yards, he also leads the team with two interceptions for a net loss of seven yards…One of 11 defenders to force a fumble, and one of five to record four or more pass break-ups this season… Everett's 14 tackles against LSU were a season and career high for the junior, as well as the most tackles in a single game by a Gator player in 2005…Executed a fake punt end-around for 30 yards against the Crimson Tide, gaining a first down in the process…Added seven to his tackle total in Florida's home win over Florida State, including two for a loss of nine yards, 1.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry…Picked off the first two passes of his career in the first half against Kentucky, also adding two tackles in the Gators' win over the Wildcats…Recorded five tackles in the Gator's win over Iowa at the Outback Bowl, including four solo efforts, as well as one pass break-up…Led the team with eight tackles against South Carolina, including six solo and two assisted efforts…Recorded five tackles in the Gators' two-overtime win against Vanderbilt, as well as two pass break-ups…Notched five tackles against Georgia, including two solo efforts…Recorded five tackles against the Vols, including one for a loss of 11 yards…One of three Gators to record a team-leading five tackles against Louisiana Tech…

2004: Named Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches)…Made 11 starts at linebacker…Missed the Vanderbilt game due to a concussion…Saw action in a 753 plays - tops among UF linebackers…Tied for the team lead with 4.5 sacks…Second on the team with 74 tackles…51 solo tackles led the team…Recorded a 12 tackles against MTSU to lead the Gators…Matched that effort, including one for loss against Mississippi State, to surpass his tackle total from 2003 in seven games…Notched eight tackles against Kentucky and LSU…Recorded two tackles for loss against LSU…Forced first career fumble and made seven tackles, including a quarterback sack versus Tennessee…Recorded a sack and five tackles against Florida State…Made five tackles and broke up a pass against Miami…

2003: Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)…Named to the Knoxville News-Sentinel's All-Freshman Team…A true freshman who saw time at OLB in every game and had six starts (Kentucky, Ole Miss, LSU, Arkansas, South Carolina, FSU)…Also saw time on kickoff and punt return teams…Ranked third among UF linebackers, and second among UF's true freshmen, with 52 tackles…Also had three TFL and three sacks…Ranked fourth among linebackers, and third among UF's true freshmen, with 460 plays…Earned his first start vs. Kentucky, totaling eight tackles vs. the Wildcats…Set a season-high in his second start vs. Ole Miss, finishing the day with nine tackles, to lead all linebackers…Tied a then career-high with nine tackles versus South Carolina, and also recorded a pass breakup…Was second on the team with nine special teams tackles vs. USC…Recorded a career-high two "big plays" vs. Arkansas with a TFL and a sack, along with seven tackles…Led all linebackers vs. FAMU with five solo tackles…Recorded a tackle in his first collegiate game vs. San Jose State in the season opener…Had two "big plays" vs. Vanderbilt with a TFL and a sack…Had three tackles, including two solo hits, as a true freshman vs. No. 3 Miami…Was one of four freshmen to have recorded a sack…Was one of seven true freshmen to play in every game…

PREP: Named a Parade All-America at linebacker… A First-Team CNN/SI All-America …A SuperPrep All-America who was considered among the top 15 prospects in Florida by that publication…Ranked the No. 2 linebacker in Florida and in the top six in the country by Rivals.com…Three-time First-Team All-State (2A)…A three-time All-Central Florida team honoree…Named first-team all-area by three different associations in 2001…Led team to three-consecutive regional championships and a 45-10 combined record as a four-year varsity player…Elected team captain for his senior season…Versatile athlete who played quarterback, tight end, middle linebacker, outside linebacker, defensive end, safety, and kick returner as a senior…Was the starting quarterback during the state playoffs in 2002…Totaled 232 tackles, including 13 sacks, and had seven interceptions, six fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles in his career…Finished with 1,423 rushing yards on 159 carries (10.1 avg.) and 27 touchdowns despite missing most of his final season with an injury…Completed 72 passes for 1,159 yards and 16 touchdowns while also totaling 523 yards on 21 catches over his career…Played in the 2003 Florida-California game…Also visited Nebraska, Florida State, LSU and Miami during the recruiting process…High School coach was Inman Sherman…

MAJOR: Anthropology.


CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Year UT-AT TT TBL QBS FF FR PD INT
2003 33-19 52 3 3 0 0 2 0
2004 46-23 69 5.5 4.5 1 0 1 0
2005 35-32 67 4 1 1 0 1 2
Totals: 114-74 188 12.5 8.5 2 0 4 2

EVERETT'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 14 (LSU, 2005)
QB Sacks: 1.5 (twice, last vs. Florida State, 2005)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (twice, last vs. Alabama, 2005)
Interceptions: 2 (Kentucky, 2005)

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