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Sharrif Floyd

DT

Height
6' 3"
CLASS
FR
Hometown
Philadelphia, Pa.
Weight
301 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
George Washington

CAREER:

Declared for the 2013 NFL Draft…Played in 37 career games, making 26 starts as a Gator…Had 115 career tackles, 26.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks, a pass breakup, three blocked field goals and a forced fumble…His three career kick/punt blocks is tied for fifth in school history.

 

2012:

Appeared in and started all 13 games during the 2012 season…Was named First Team Defense AP All-SEC (DT), First Team Defense Coaches’ All-SEC (DL), Sporting News All-American, Phil Steele Postseason All-SEC First Team (DL)…First defensive lineman at Florida since 2001 to earn All-America honors…Recorded 46 tackles on the season and led the team with 13.0 TFL, added one forced fumble and two blocked kicks...Registered a tackle for loss in nine of the 13 games…Recorded five tackles, including 2.0 sacks for a loss of 12 yards and blocked a field goal-against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl…Had one tackle for a loss of 16 yards at Florida State…Forced his first career fumble against Louisiana that led to a UF field goal…Recorded five tackles, three of which were TFL, against Missouri to earn the College Football Performance Award for Week 11 DL…Notched four tackles against Georgia, 2.0 TFL…Tallied four tackles and blocked a field goal against South Carolina…Recorded four tackles, 1.5 TFL, at Tennessee…Had a TFL in the first three games of the season (Bowling Green, Texas A&M and Tennessee).

 

2011:

Started the final 11 games of the season at defensive end…Tied for the team lead with four QB hurries…Totaled 46 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, a pass breakup and a blocked kick on the year…Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Second Team (DL)…Registered his first career sack in the Gator Bowl, and followed it with an assisted sack on the very next play for a total loss of five yards…Recorded six tackles against Florida State…Notched four tackles against Furman, assisting on a 1-yard TFL…Had three tackles against both South Carolina and Vanderbilt, with a 1-yard TFL and his first career blocked field goal vs. Vanderbilt…One shy of the team lead with eight tackles vs. Georgia, including 2.0 TFL for four yards…Recorded a career-high 11 tackles at No. 1 LSU, assisting on a 1-yard TFL…Notched three tackles against Auburn, Alabama and Tennessee, with his first career pass breakup against UT.

 

2010:

Named to the 2010 Coaches’  Freshman All-SEC Team…Had 23 tackles, 13 assisted and 10 solo, with 6.5 for loss…Was one of seven true freshmen to make a start in 2010…Earned a starting spot and contributed two tackles, including one for loss, in the Gators’ win over Penn State in the Outback Bowl…Was named the Player of the Game in Florida’s win over Vanderbilt, with seven tackles, three tackles for a loss of 10 yards and one quarterback hurry…Recorded three tackles and one for loss vs. Appalachian State…Had two tackles in UF’s win over Georgia…Recorded two tackles in the Gators’ game vs. Alabama…Recorded his first-career start in Florida’s win over Kentucky, recording two tackles and a 0.5 TFL for a loss of one yard…In his first game as a Gator in the season opener, he recorded three tackles and received a special mention from his coaches.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA:

Ranked a five-star prospect and No. 1 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com.

 

FLOYD’S CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 11 (LSU, 2011)

QB Sacks: 2.0 (Louisville, 2012)

Forced Fumbles: 1 (Louisiana, 2012)

Interceptions: None

Blocked Field Goals: 1 (3x, last Louisville, 2012)

 

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year

UT-AT

TT

TBL

QBS

FF

FR

PD

INT

BLK

2010

10-13

23

6.5

0

0

0

0

0

0

2011

19-27

46

6.5

1.5

0

0

1

0

1

2012

29-17

46

13.0

3.0

1

0

0

0

2

Totals:

58-57

115

26.0

4.5

1

0

1

0

3

 

What they’re saying…

“Floyd is Florida's best NFL prospect, and a possible first-round pick. At 6-foot-3, 303 pounds, Floyd can play end in a 3-4 alignment or tackle in a 4-3. ‘He provides a lot of scheme versatility,’ said Kiper, who rates Floyd among his top 25 overall prospects. Floyd can occupy blockers to free up linebackers, collapse the pocket or make plays in pursuit. He forced a fumble on a wide receiver screen last week against Louisiana-Lafayette. A week earlier against Missouri, Floyd had three tackles for loss.” (11/15/12)
Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel

 

“It's not just about stats for Floyd. He might only have four tackles for loss, but the coaches have absolutely raved about how disruptive he's been up front for Florida in the run and pass.” (10/18/12)
Edward Aschoff, ESPN.com

 

"He's a bear, so it's good to have a bear in the middle.” (9/5/12)
Dominique Easley, UF defensive end

 

“I’ve been focusing on football since the bowl game and that feels great, too, to know that I can just focus on one thing, and it’s something I love.” (8/27/12)

Sharrif Floyd, UF defensive tackle

 

“We’ve been real good friends ever since he got here. I feel like I play a lot better when he’s in front of me. He was a great addition to the team and I’m glad we got him back.” (9/17/11)

Jelani Jenkins, UF linebacker

 

“He’s a leader. He’s an outstanding young man. When he walks on that field and says something, he commands a lot of respect.” (9/17/11)

Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach

 

"He's a great athlete, real strong guy, real powerful. Sharrif is an amazing pass rusher. He's real good, real versatile, everything on the line. His power and his quickness, he's still pretty quick for a big guy." (9/13/11)

Jonotthan Harrison, UF center

 

“Sharrif has amazing talent; he is a great person, player and leader. I am excited to have him back and I’m looking forward to it. He has great pass-rush ability. With him on the field, he makes everyone’s job a lot easier. Especially against a great quarterback like Tennessee has, he makes it a lot easier.” (9/12/11)

Jelani Jenkins, UF linebacker

 

"Sharrif brings size, speed, athleticism. He just brings a lot to that position that you can't normally get from a guy my size [6-2, 252] or somebody of my stature. He's a big guy and he's fast, quick, powerful." (9/12/11)

 Lerentee McCray, UF defensive end

 

“It’s going to be a big emotional boost. Sharrif is a great teammate, and we all love to have him on the field with us.” (9/12/11)

Omar Hunter, UF defensive tackle, on his return

 

“I’m looking forward to seeing him play. First of all he’s a nice young man. Secondly, he’s a great football player. We’re excited to have him back.” (9/12/11)

Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach

 

“It’s a big difference. [Dominique] Easley has always had that quick first step since he got here, but he and Sharrif [Floyd] have both gotten a lot better with technique. They’ll get comfortable in the games, and it’ll let them get back to playing how they were in high school. They all bring something different to the table, too. Sharrif is just disruptive. He’s one of those guys that teams will have to watch out for 24/7. Then you look on the other side, and you have Easley with the fastest get-off I’ve ever seen. He’s disrupting stuff, too. Offenses can’t just key in on stopping one guy, especially when you’ve got Jaye Howard, Omar Hunter and [Ronald] Powell in there, too.” (8/8/11)

Jon Bostic, UF linebacker

 

“He is a big, strong, quick presence in the middle of the line who should make tremendous strides after playing as a true freshman last season.” (6/2/11)

Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun

 

"He's one of the most improved players on our defense now. He's one of the most talented, most mature freshmen I've ever been around and I've been doing this a lot of years." (11/2/10)

Dan McCarney, North Texas Head Coach and former UF Defensive Line Coach

 

``I love when Sharrif gets out there and plays with enthusiasm and fires the Gator Chomp at people. That kind of got me fired up.'' (9/11/10)

Urban Meyer, former UF Head Coach

 

 “Imagine if I keep applying that (UF’s coaching) and doing everything I’m learning. Then I’m going to have a great season and a great career.” (8/10/10)

Sharrif Floyd, UF defensive tackle

 

“This guy will take on a triple team if he has to; anything to get to the quarterback.” (8/10/10)

Lynden Trail, former  UF defensive end

 

“My goal is to dominate whatever coach puts in front of me, go as hard as I can, sprint to the ball, and possibly get my way on the field some way, some how.”

Sharrif Floyd, UF defensive tackle

 

"He is strong, looks mean; he is 310 pounds, fast, chiseled for a lineman and ready to go. Freshmen just don’t look like that.” (8/6/10)

Emmanuel Moody, former UF running back

 

“He’s one of the reasons the Gators’ defensive line class might be the most talented ever.” (7/28/10)

Chris Low, ESPN.com

 

“He’s a muscular, thick kid who is light on his feet and has that aggressive nature. He may be the best defensive tackle in the country.” (3/9/10)

Tom Lemming, CBS College Sports Recruiting Analyst

 

“When I got to San Antonio (for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl) on Sunday, I talked with Andre Odom (a former George Washington and Temple player) and by Monday, I made my decision. Florida is somewhere I was comfortable and somewhere I could grow.” (3/9/10)

Sharrif Floyd, UF defensive tackle

 

“I hate to say that I have a favorite yet, but he’s one of my favorites because of where he comes from. He gets on a bus for an hour and a half to go to school and he comes from a tough situation. He has a 3.0 grade point average and he takes care of himself. He comes from a great high school football program.” (2/3/10)

Urban Meyer, former UF Head Coach

 

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