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Dallas Baker

WR

Height
6' 3"
CLASS
RSR
Hometown
New Smyrna Beach
Weight
207 lbs.
Experience
3L
School
New Smyrna Beach

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 2007 NFL draft...

HONORS: First-team All-SEC recipient in 2006 after being a second-team Preseason All-SEC pick by the league's coaches’ and media…Selected to the Watch List for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation’s most outstanding receiver…Named 2005 second-team Preseason All-SEC by the coaches…

CAREER: Played in 51 games with 26 starts…Completed his Florida career with 151 catches for 2,236 yards and 21 touchdowns, ninth on the school's career list…

2006: Member of the Leadership Committee…Participated in the Senior Bowl held in Mobile, Ala…Named a first-team All-SEC honoree by the league’s coaches…Played in all 14 games, with 12 starts…Led the Gators with 920 yards receiving on a career-high 60 receptions (15.3 avg.) and had a team-best 10 touchdowns…The 10 receiving scores were a single-season career high for Baker and tied for ninth on the school’s all-time list…Closed his Gator tenure ninth on the career list with 21 TD receptions…Ranked among the SEC leaders in the following categories: tied for fifth in touchdown catches (10), seventh in catches (60), 11th in receiving yards per game (65.7), and was 20th in all-purpose yards (897)…Baker’s 10 receiving TDs last season were as many or more than 24 entire Division I-A teams had during the season…In the championship-clinching rout of Ohio State, Baker made four receptions for 23 yards…Put the Gators on the scoreboard by snagging a 14-yard touchdown pass from Chris Leak with 10:31 left in the first quarter…Caught two passes for 25 yards, with a long of 17, versus Arkansas in the SEC Championship Game…Returned to the lineup at Florida State with five catches for 84 yards, none bigger than a 25-yard TD reception from Leak that snapped a 14-14 tie with 10:22 remaining in the fourth quarter…Baker had a pair of 25-yard receptions during what turned out to be the game-winning drive…His 20th career TD reception moved him to ninth on the Gators’ all-time list, past Carlos Alvarez (1969-71) and Harrison Houston (1990-93)…Made one catch for six yards versus Western Carolina before departing with a strained medial collateral ligament…Had four catches for 51 yards against South Carolina, featuring a 21-yard scoring toss from Leak at the end of the second quarter when he ripped the ball away from the defensive back near the goal-line…Exceeded the century mark in receiving yards for the third time last year and sixth time in his career with seven catches for 135 yards at Vanderbilt…Scored his seventh receiving TD of the year with a 14-yard pass from Leak with 12:04 left in the second quarter…Caught two passes for 40 yards in the win over Georgia and had a 27-yard gain late in the second quarter…Had a team-high four catches for 62 yards at Auburn, including an acrobatic 15-yard TD pass from Leak in the second quarter…Snagged four receptions for 46 yards in the win over LSU, with a long of 18 yards…Made three catches for 42 yards, all in the second half against Alabama…Provided Florida with some breathing room in the fourth quarter with a 21-yard TD reception from Leak with 6:47 left that gave the home team a 21-13 lead…Had caught a touchdown pass in five-straight games dating back to the 34-7 victory over Florida State last November before failing to score against Kentucky…Over that stretch of five games, Baker caught 34 passes for 553 yards and six touchdowns…His 34 catches over the span ranked third nationally and his six touchdowns tied him for third…Set a career high with 148 yards receiving on seven catches against Kentucky, with a long grab of 32 yards…Led Florida's receivers in yards (54) and delivered a pair of touchdowns in the win at Tennessee…Pulled the Gators to within 17-14 with a four-yard pass from Leak with 1:16 left in the third quarter and scored the winning TD with a 21-yard reception with 6:30 showing on the clock…Had four receptions for 81 yards against UCF, including a 10-yard TD reception from Leak in the second quarter…Led the receiving corps in receptions (nine) and yards (123) in the season opener versus Southern Miss…Caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Leak on the final play of the first quarter and had a 29-yard reception…Five of his nine catches resulted in first downs…His final reception, an 11-yarder in the fourth quarter, was the 100th of his collegiate career…Two of his four 100-yard career outings had come in the past two games (Outback Bowl against Iowa, USM)…

2005: Participated in all 12 games, with 11 starts…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 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 Leak and had a 42-yard reception in the game…Was a bright spot for Florida at Alabama, with six receptions and 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 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 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 matchup…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 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 ReportAll-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 touchdowns…First-team All-State (4A) in 2000…Totaled 32 catches for 916 yards (28.6 ypc) and 13 touchdowns at Northfield Mt. Hermon in 2001…

PERSONAL: Was born on Nov. 10, 1982…Nephew of Wes Chandler, a Gator great wide receiver who was the third overall selection in the first round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints…His parents are Herbert and Lolita McGraw…


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
2006 60 920 15.3 10 33
Totals: 151 2,236 14.8 21 42

BAKER’S CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 10 (Iowa, 2006 Outback Bowl)
Receiving Yards: 148 (Kentucky, 2006)
Receiving TDs: 2 (three, last at Tennessee, 2006)
Longest Reception: 42 (twice, last vs. Mississippi State, 2005)

Game-By-Game

2006

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........  0    0  0   0    9  123  1  29    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   123
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................  0    0  0   0    4   81  1  33    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    81
 Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee...........  0    0  0   0    4   54  2  21    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    54
 Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY...............  0    0  0   0    7  148  0  32    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   148
 Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA................  0    0  0   0    3   42  1  21    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    42
 Oct 07, 2006 LSU....................  0    0  0   0    4   46  0  18    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    46
 Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn..............  0    0  0   0    4   62  1  32    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    62
 Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    2   40  0  27    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    40
 Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt..........  0    0  0   0    7  135  1  29    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   135
 Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  0    0  0   0    4   51  1  21    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    51
 Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA.......  0    0  0   0    1    6  0   6    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     6
 Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State.......  0    0  0   0    5   84  1  25    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    84
 Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas............  0    0  0   0    2   25  0  17    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    25
 Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State..........  0    0  0   0    4   23  1  14    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    23
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0   60  920 10  33    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   920

 Games played: 14
 Avg per catch: 15.3
 All purpose avg/game: 65.7

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee...........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   12
 Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY...............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Oct 07, 2006 LSU....................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn..............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt..........   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Totals..............................   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   60

2005

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................  0    0  0   0    5   44  0  16    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    44
 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........  0    0  0   0    5   63  0  28    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    63
 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............  0    0  0   0    3   32  0  23    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    32
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............  0    0  0   0    2   19  1  16    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    19
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide  0    0  0   0    6  119  0  42    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   119
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......  0    0  0   0    7  123  1  42    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   123
 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................  0    0  0   0    3   31  0  12    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    31
 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    5   49  0  20    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    49
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............  0    0  0   0    1   12  0  12    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    12
 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......  0    0  0   0    2   20  0  12    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    20
 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0    3   38  1  15    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    38
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................  0    0  0   0   10  147  2  38    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   147
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0   52  697  5  42    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   697

 Games played: 12
 Avg per catch: 13.4
 All purpose avg/game: 58.1

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   12
 Totals..............................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   30

2004

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......  0    0  0   0    2   34  1  27    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    34
 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........  0    0  0   0    2   24  0  13    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    24
 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............  0    0  0   0    4   22  0  10    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    22
 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............  0    0  0   0    6   89  2  34    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    89
 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................  0    0  0   0    2   35  0  22    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    35
 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....  0    0  0   0    2   45  0  41    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    45
 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...  0    0  0   0    2   20  0  13    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    20
 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........  0    0  0   0    3   67  1  35    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    67
 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  0    0  0   0    2   70  1  39    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    70
 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....  0    0  0   0    1    4  0   4    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     4
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0   26  410  5  41    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   410

 Games played: 12
 Avg per catch: 15.8
 All purpose avg/game: 34.2

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   12
 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   2    1      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................   5    1      6    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   30

2003

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........  0    0  0   0    2   31  0  23    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    31
 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....  0    0  0   0    2   39  0  20    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    39
 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............  0    0  0   0    1   22  0  22    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    22
 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............  0    0  0   0    1    5  0   5    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     5
 Sept. 27     at Kentucky............  0    0  0   0    2   20  0  11    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    20
 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct. 18      at Arkansas............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    2   56  0  42    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    56
 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov. 15      at South Carolina......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................  0    0  0   0    3   36  1  25    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    36
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0   13  209  1  42    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   209

 Games played: 12
 Avg per catch: 16.1
 All purpose avg/game: 17.4

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sept. 27     at Kentucky............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct. 18      at Arkansas............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov. 15      at South Carolina......   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Totals..............................   3    3      6    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

Profile on Dallas Baker

  • Nephew of former Florida great and NFL wide receiver Wes Chandler
  • High school coach at New Smyrna Beach was father of former Florida linebacker’s coach Jerry Odom
  • Family nicknamed him "Foots" because he wears a size 14 shoes and is always stumbling over himself
  • Was a HS teammate of former Gator Daryl Dixon
  • Said he doesn’t remember his first collegiate catch - a 23-yarder from Chris Leak - or his second, an 8-yarder on the next play against Miami in 2003
  • Likes to listen to “There Goes My Hero” by the Foo Fighters and “We Ready” by Pastor Troy before games

What They Are Saying About Dallas Baker

“We have fantastic players. That’s kind of the common theme about if you don’t have Chris Leak and Tim Tebow and Dallas Baker, I wouldn’t be sitting here right now.” (1/5/07)
Urban Meyer, UF head coach

"(My uncle) was kind of jealous, for one, because I am playing a national championship and two, I have an opportunity to be in the passing offense." (1/4/2007)
Dallas Baker, UF wide receiver

"It feels like Christmas is coming on Saturday. I don't think I'll get emotional
because a lot of my friends are coming up and I don't want them to see that side of me. Maybe later that night with my mother.” (12/12/06)
Dallas Baker, UF wide receiver on graduation

“I am happy that we are going to the national championship. I think playing in the SEC helped us a lot. You can’t over look the SEC, it is one of the toughest conferences in the country.” (12/3/06)
Dallas Baker

"I thought I had a for-sure interception. I saw the ball all the way in the air. As soon as I looked up and he
was right behind me, I lost the ball and he caught it. It was a great play by Dallas Baker." (11/25/06)
Tony Carter, FSU Defensive Back

“The first-team secondary had a difficult time stopping this redshirt freshman last season while he was working with the scout team.  Now, he’ll have a chance to make a serious push for a starting role.  He’s a big target with good speed and hands.” (March 16, 2003)
Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun

“Dallas Baker, maybe the best player you’ve never seen.  The nephew of ex-Gator Wes Chandler, Baker possess size (6’3”) and speed that have evoked comparisons to Randy Moss.” (July 12, 2003)
Athlon 2003 Preview

“Like the coaches say, 'It doesn’t matter how far you get, you’re never finished.'  Each day, there is something new to accomplish.  Even though I’m done with (college entrance requirements) off the field, I still have a lot of accomplish, so I’m never finished.”  (August 13, 2003)

"He was really dominating a lot of people.  Most people jump and they'll have good coverage sometimes, but he will go up and make catches that are just unbelievable- and a lot of one-handed catches." (April 6, 2003)
Deshawn Carter, former UF Defensive Back

"Already, months before he has even dawned a Gators uniform during a game, Dallas Baker has drawn all of the hype.  He's lanky.  He's deceptively fast.  And he has great hands.  Now, it's just a matter of whether he can perform.  Watch out for Baker." (April 13, 2003)
Jeff Darlington, Tallahassee Democrat

“Dallas is a special receiver that doesn’t come along too often.  If we make a bad pass, he’s able to make us look good by catching the ball and turning it into a big play.” (August 8, 2003)

"Everything you throw to Dallas sticks to his hands like he's got glue." (August 15, 2003)
Gavin Dickey, former UF Quarterback

“Dallas Baker has range, but runs like a smaller receiver.” (August 14, 2002)
Dwayne Dixon, Former UF Assistant Coach

"Dallas is going to be the man." (July 10, 2003)
Ciatrick Fason, Former UF Running Back

"He's definitely a natural-born receiver." (April 13, 2003)

"He's got the tremendous height and athletic ability.  He can jump, he has great body control in the air, catches the ball extremely well, he's got great speed.  He's got all the intangibles, all the things you're looking for." (April 6, 2003)

“He’s got a 38-inch vertical jump.  He’s got that height and he can go up and get the ball.  He’s got great body control when he’s in the air.  Some people go up in the air and when contact is on them, they can’t concentrate on the catch.  But he can.  He has that focus.”  (August 13, 2003)
Larry Fedora, Former UF Offensive Coordinator

"He has reached urban-myth proportions, a mystical figure few actually have seen.  And teammates insist the Gators' sophomore wide receiver is real.  More than that, he's for real." (April 6, 2003)
Joey Knight, Tampa Tribune

"Kids like Dallas tend to give up. Think about how long he's waited to play football. Some kids would say 'forget it,' and enroll at a junior college. But he wanted the maximum years at Florida." (August 15, 2003)
Mike Locksley, Former UF Recruiting Coordinator

"Everyone always compares Dallas to his uncle. But he doesn't want to live in that shadow, he wants to build his own legacy." (August 15, 2003)
Rev. Herbert McGraw, Dallas' stepfather

"He's like a freak. You can't teach that height, and he's got skills." (August 19, 2003)
Carlos Perez, Former UF Receiver

"It's amazing how high Dallas can jump.  I knew how good he was coming into the spring, but he made his name this spring.  That touchdown catch looked like something Randy Moss has done.  He batted the ball up in the air and caught it with his other hand.  I don't even see that on the PlayStation.  They usually drop the ball.  If I had him on the PlayStation, I would win the national championship every year.  That's one of those things that you hardly ever see, and it just showcases his talent." (April 21, 2003)
Shannon Snell,  Former UF Offensive Lineman

“Baker has the most potential.  He’s long and lean and has blazing speed.  Plus, coaches say his attitude and cockiness are infectious.  Baker gives Florida a big-play threat and the speed to stretch defenses.” (Preseason, 2003)
The Sporting News

“He’s a big target.  He’s a guy that can get up and run.  He’s faster than he looks.  When you watch him run, you may not think he’s a blazer and a burner, and he may not be, but he has a knack for getting open.” (2003 Gator Bait Preview)
Ron Zook, Former UF Head Coach

“Another receiver with a big up side is Baker, a senior whose potential has been slow to emerge. He had a solid junior season (26 receptions for 410 yards and five touchdowns) and will have a chance to thrive in Meyer’s offense. He enters the preseason as UF’s No. 3 receiver.” (8/1/2005)
Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun

“After three years of near-stardom, Dallas Baker looks to make a name for himself in his senior season.” (8/9/2005)
The Miami Herald

“What you do is you go up in your game plan, and we’ll say OK, Chad Jackson, Bubba Caldwell, Dallas Baker, you’ve got to let them touch the ball anywhere from eight to 12 to 14 times a game. So you actually have that on your chart.” (8/21/2005)
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

“At halftime, if Chad Jackson, or Dallas Baker, or Andre Caldwell or Jemalle Cornelius, if they haven’t touched the ball, he won’t be pleased with my performance and I’ll have to come up with some adjustments to get them the ball. It’s exciting to have that option.” (8/21/2005)
Dan Mullen, UF Offensive Coordinator

"Forgotten for chunks of the team's first four games, wide receiver Dallas Baker became quarterback Chris Leak's favorite target Saturday afternoon, catching six passes for 119 yards, including a 42-yard second quarter reception." (10/2/2005)
Dave Curtis, Orlando Sentinel

"I'd rather win and not catch any passes." (10/2/2005)
Dallas Baker, UF Wide Receiver

"It's a big accomplishment for me. I've passed my college tests. People would tell me that I wouldn't be able to pass classes here. Graduating is a big accomplishment for me. Even if I don't end up doing anything (in pro football) I'm still happy that I'm graduating, no one can take that away from me." (8/23/06)
Dallas Baker

“Baker started coming on strong last season and closed out the year with a 10-reception performance in the Outback Bowl. He seems to have developed a strong chemistry with quarterback Chris Leak and should be the go-to guy.” (7/23/2006)
Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun  

"Dallas played great. That's a weapon. Throwing the football - a lot is matchup. Obviously Dallas, when you have seven for 135, you match up pretty well." (11/04/06)
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

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