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81 Dallas Baker
  • Wide Receiver
  • 6-3, 206
  • Redshirt Senior, 3L
  • New Smyrna, Fla.
  • New Smyrna HS/North Mt. Hermon (Mass.)

A true senior wide receiver…

HONORS: Named to the 2005 SEC Coaches' Second Team Preseason All-SEC Team…

CAREER: Has played in 36 games with 14 starts…Caught 71 passes in the last 24 games after catching 10 in his first 12 career games…

2006: Member of the Leadership Committee…

2005: Ranked second on the Gators with 52 catches for 697 yards and averaged 13.4 yards per reception, which was 17th in the SEC…Baker's five TD receptions were second on the Gators, behind Chad Jackson's team-leading nine receiving scores…His 63.0 receiving yards per game against top-25 opponents ranked as the third-highest total in the nation…His 58.1 yards per game average currently ranked seventh on the SEC charts…Was named the Most Valuable Player at the Outback Bowl after setting career highs in receptions (10) and yardage (147)… Matched career-best performance with two touchdown catches (of 24 and 38 yards) in the 31-24 triumph over the Hawkeyes…Had three receptions for 38 yards against Florida State, including a 15-yard touchdown pass from Chris Leak in the fourth quarter that gave the Gators a 27-0 cushion…Caught two passes for 20 yards at South Carolina coming off the bench. Baker had started nine-straight games entering the contest…Had one reception for 12 yards in the win over Vanderbilt before leaving the game with an injury…Totaled 49 yards on five catches in the win over Georgia, with a long of 20 yards…Baker's first three catches and four of his five were for first downs…Had three receptions for 31 yards at LSU, with a long of 12 yards…Caught seven passes for 123 yards against Mississippi State, both were previous career-bests…Caught a 15-yard scoring toss from Chris Leak and had a 42-yard reception in the game…Was a bright spot for Florida at Alabama with six receptions and notched 119 yards receiving…Had a catch of 42 yards that set up UF's only score, a field goal in the second quarter. The reception matched the longest of his career…Snared his first touchdown catch of the campaign with a 16-yard pass from Chris Leak in the second quarter at Kentucky…Finished with two receptions for 19 yards at UK…Caught three passes for 32 yards versus Tennessee, highlighted by a 23-yard grab on 3rd down and 19 from Leak in the fourth quarter…Had five receptions against Louisiana Tech, good for 63 yards…Snagged a 28-yard pass from Leak, the second-longest in the game behind Chad Jackson's 80-yard TD grab…Had five catches for 44 yards versus Wyoming and also appeared on special teams…

2004: A prominent member of the WR rotation who played in all 12 games with three starts (Mississippi State, Georgia and Florida State)…Also a regular on kickoff coverage team…560 plays ranked fourth among WR….Five touchdown catches ranked as the second-most on the squad…Had at least two catches in nine of the 12 games…Finished fifth on the team with 26 catches …Had eight catches of 20-plus yards….Had two TD catches in final four games of the season…During the season opener against Eastern Michigan, he made a 27-yard acrobatic catch in his first career start after a weather delay to set up a touchdown…Caught season-long pass of 41 yards in the Middle Tennessee State match up…Scored two touchdowns against Arkansas and also six receptions…Eclipsed his season totals in catches from 2003 in just four games…

2003: A true sophomore who played in all 13 games for 292 plays…Had 13 receptions for 209 yards (16.1 avg.) and a touchdown…His 209 receiving yards ranked fifth on the team…Averaged 16.1 yards per catch, the second-highest average among receivers…Saw significant time on offense, seeing 225 of his 283 plays at receiver, including a season-high 50 plays in the final game (Iowa)…Eight of his 13 catches were for first downs…Scored his first career touchdown with a 25-yard reception in the Outback Bowl against Iowa…Hauled in a game-long 42-yard catch on the final drive of the third quarter that set up a Gator FG in the win over No. 4 Georgia…Finished second on the team with 56 receiving yards in the win over No. 4 Georgia…Caught his first two career passes, including a 23-yarder, on back-to-back plays in the fourth quarter against San Jose State from true freshman Chris Leak…Had two catches for 39 yards against Miami, both of which came on the Gators' final possession of the game…Had a reception for 22 yards against Florida A&M…

2002: Worked with the scout team at wide receiver…Scout Team Player of the Week for the Tennessee game…

PREP: Originally signed with Florida in February 2001, but did not enroll and attended Northfield Mt. Hermon School in Massachusetts in 2001…Considered one of the state of Florida's premier prep receivers at New Smyrna Beach high school in 2000…A SuperPrep All-America selection and that publication ranked him among the nation's top 30 wide receivers…A Prep Football Report All-America choice and ranked among the country's top 25 receivers…Named Central Florida's Player of the Year in 2000 after catching 68 passes for 1,140 yards (16.8 ypc) with 16 TDs…First-team All-State (4A) in 2000…32 catches for 916 yards (28.6 ypc) and 13 TDs at Northfield Mt. Hermon in 2001…

MAJOR: Program Delivery.


CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2003 13 209 16.1 1 42
2004 26 410 15.8 5 41
2005 52 697 13.4 5 42
Totals: 91 1316 14.5 11 42

BAKER'S CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 10 (Iowa, 2006 Outback Bowl)
Receiving Yards: 147 (Iowa, 2006 Outback Bowl)
Receiving TDs: 2 (twice, last vs. Iowa, 2006 Outback Bowl)
Longest Reception: 42 (twice, last vs. Mississippi State, 2005)

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