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21 DeShawn Wynn
  • Running Back
  • 5-11, 228
  • Senior (RS), 3L
  • Cincinnati, Ohio (Reading HS)

A redshirt senior running back…

CAREER: Has seen action in 32 games with six starts…

2005: Appeared in 11 games, missing only the season-opener against Wyoming, with six starts (Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, LSU, Georgia and Vanderbilt)…Led the Gators with 621 rushing yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry (tied for 16th in the SEC) and has seven rushing touchdowns (tied for sixth in the SEC)…Caught 12 passes for 161 yards, a 13.4-yard average and two touchdowns during the season…Went over the century mark for the third time in his career with a career-high 109 yards on a career-high 19 carries in the 14-10 victory over Georgia… That was the longest TD reception by a Gator running back since Ciatrick Fason had a 33-yard catch against Arkansas in 2003…Reached the end zone four times against Kentucky, with a 16-yard TD reception and scored on runs of three yards and one yard twice…Became the 15th Gator to score four TDs in a game and accomplished the feat twice in his career (also vs. FAMU, 2003)… Gained 34 yards on eight rushes and caught one pass for two yards in the Outback Bowl meeting with Iowa…Had 11 rushes for a team-high 73 yards (6.6 avg.) at South Carolina, with a long run of 19 yards…Wynn averaged 5.8 yards per carry at LSU and 5.7 yards per carry against UGA, marking the second time in his career (and the first time against SEC foes) that he averaged 5.0 yard per carry or more in back-to-back contests…Totaled 93 yards rushing on 16 carries and had a one-yard TD against LSU…Had a then-career-high 17 carries for 53 yards and caught one pass for 17 yards versus Tennessee…Broke through the Vols' defensive line for a 16-yard run on UF's touchdown drive…Responsible for all 57 of Florida's yards on its opening scoring drive versus Louisiana Tech, including a team season-best jaunt of 50 yards…

2004: Saw action in eight games for 201 plays…Missed the Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Florida State and Miami games due to a groin injury suffered against Georgia…Rushed for a season-high 81 yards, and matched career-highs in carries (15) and touchdowns (3) against Middle Tennessee State…Caught a career-long 37-yard pass to establish a career-high in single game receiving yards and set a new career-long reception against Mississippi State…Ran for 59 yards and scored a touchdown on career-best 15 attempts versus Tennessee…

2003: Saw time in all 13 games at running back and on special teams for 323 plays…Scored a team-high eight touchdowns, rushing for 540 yards on 115 carries (4.7 avg.) and seven touchdowns…Also had 12 receptions for 82 yards (6.8 avg.), including an 18-yard catch and a touchdown…Ranked second on the team with 115 carries and third with 540 rushing yards…His seven rushing touchdowns ranked third in school history (Emmitt Smith had 13 in 1987 and Fred Taylor had eight in 1994) by a freshman running back in school history…His 540 rushing yards rank ninth in school history by Gator a freshman running back…Saw 275 plays on offense, the second-highest total among UF running backs…Was one of two Gator backs to have over 100 carries on the season and one of three to have totaled over 500 rushing yards…Was part of only the second trio of backs in UF history to rush for 500 or more yards in the same season, combining with Ran Carthon and DeShawn Wynn for 1,718 rushing yards (Neal Anderson, J.L. Williams and Lorenzo Hampton each rushed for 500+ yards in 1984)…His 24 points vs. FAMU tied for the most points scored in a single game by a freshman RB in the nation in 2003…Led the team in rushing attempts in six games (FAMU, Tennessee, Kentucky, LSU, Arkansas, Georgia) and rushing yards four games (Miami, FAMU, Tennessee, Georgia)…His 65-yard TD run vs. Miami was the second-longest rush by a Gator during the season…Set a UF freshman record and tied a school total by scoring 24 points vs. FAMU…Had three rushing touchdowns and one touchdown reception and was named UF's Offensive Player of the Week…The point total was the second-highest individual tally in the SEC, along with four touchdowns in a game…Wynn's three rushing touchdowns was also the second-highest total of the year in the league…Had a breakout game against Miami, carrying the ball eight times for 100 yards, the first 100-yard game of his career…Became only the fourth RB in UF history to rush for a 100-yard game by the second contest as a freshman (Tony Green in 1974, Emmitt Smith in 1987 and Earnest Graham in 1999)…Exploded around the right side of the line for a career-best 65-yard touchdown run on the opening play of the second half against Miami…Scored his sixth rushing touchdown on the season vs. Arkansas and amassed 52 yards on a team-best 12 carries…Had a key first down with a 14-yard carry in the final offensive drive vs. No. 4 Georgia that set up the winning FG…Finished the night with a team-best 13 carries for 42 yards…Rushed for the Gators final touchdown in the 24-22 win over USC, a 10-yard carry…

2002: Worked with the scout team offense…One of seven freshmen to dress for the season-opener vs. UAB…

PREP: Considered one of the nation's elite prep running backs in 2001… Consensus All-America honors …Named to prestigious Parade All-America Team… National Bluechips ranked him No. 1 in the nation in its speed running back category…Named to PrepStar's Dream Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top dozen rushers…Named to SuperPrep's All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the country's top 15 running backs…Ranked among the nation's top four running backs by Rivals.com …Ran for 2,000 yards in three of his four high school seasons and also registered at least 30 rushing TDs in three of four seasons…As a senior rushed for 2,283 yards (9.3 apc) and 30 TDs…

MAJOR: Sociology


CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2003 115 540 4.7 7 65
2004 58 217 3.7 5 15
2005 130 621 4.8 7 50
Totals: 303 1378 4.5 19 65
CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2003 12 82 6.8 1 18
2004 5 75 15.8 0 37
2005 12 161 13.4 2 27
Totals: 29 318 11.0 3 37

WYNN'S CAREER HIGHS
Total Touchdowns: 4 (twice, vs. Kentucky, 2005 & Florida A&M, 2003)
Rushing Att.: 19 (Georgia, 2005)
Rushing Yards: 109 (Georgia, 2005)
Rushing TDs: 3 (three times, last vs. Kentucky, 2005)
Longest Rush: 65 (Miami (Fla.), 2003)
Receptions: 3 (twice, last vs. Arkansas, 2003)
Receiving Yards: 37 (Mississippi State, 2004)
Receiving TDs: 1 (three times, last vs. Kentucky, 2005)
Longest Reception: 37 (Mississippi State, 2004)

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