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1996 Key Losses


Offense

  • WR Chris Doering (6-4, 191)

    The former walk-on completed his career as one of the premier wide receivers in UF and SEC history...149 career catches (4th in UF history) for 2,107 yards (4th in history) with 31 TD catches (the best total in UF and SEC history)...Career TD/catch ratio of 4.81 (31 TDs in 149 catches) ranked 4th best in school history...Became just the 13th player in NCAA Div. I-A history to catch 30 or more career TDs...A banner season in 1995 as he registered 70 catches (tops in the SEC) with 17 TD catches in ’95 tied him with UF and SEC history)...17 TD catches in ’95 tied him with Ohio State’s Terry Glenn for the most in the nation...70 catches (2nd top season total in UF history) for 1,045 yards (2nd best total in UF history) in 1995...A consensus first-team All-SEC choice in ’95 as well as an AP second-team All-America choice...Caught at least one TD pass in 11 of 12 games in ’95 to set a new NCAA record for TD catches in the most games (11) in a season.

  • OT Jason Odom (6-5, 297)

    A four year starter at OT for the Gators...A consensus first-team All-America selection in 1995 as well as one of three finalists for the Outland Award last fall...Selected by the SEC coaches as the recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy more than once...A consensus first-team All-SEC choice in each of the 1994 and 1995 seasons...Graded out at a team-high 88% in 1995...Started 46 games for the Gators over the past four seasons.

  • OG Reggie Green (6-7, 296)

    43 starts over the past four seasons...Started 30 games at OT in first three years before moving to guard in 1995...He became the first true freshman to start the season at OT for UF since Lomas Brown (a several time All-Pro selection for the Detroit Lions) in 1981...First-team All-SEC at OT in 1993 and at OG in 1995...Received the 1995 James Kynes Award as UF's Offensive Lineman Iron-Man.

Defense

  • DE Mark Campbell (6-2, 281)

    A starter in 40 games (including last 36 consecutive) on the DL over his career...A three year starter...A first-team All-SEC choice by the league coaches in 1995 and also earned honorable mention All-America honors in ‘95...Selected UF's 1995 Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman...Credited with 80 “Big Plays” in his career (33 TFL, including 17 QB sacks, 37 forced QB hurries, five forced fumbles, two PD and three fumble recoveries)...His 21.1 “Big Plays” (7.8 TTFL, 9 FH, 2 FF, 2 FR and 1 PD) ranked third on the squad in ‘95 and tops for a defensive lineman.

  • NB Ben Hanks (6-2, 221)

    A four year starter at the nickelbacker post (a OLB post)...47 career starts...A first-team All-SEC choice in 1994 and 1995...Selected the recipient of the 1995 Fergie Ferguson Award as the senior player, as chosen by his teammates, who displays outstanding leadership, character and courage...Also received the '95 Gene Ellenson Award as the team's Most Inspirational Player...90 tackles in 1995 ranked second best on the squad as did his 22 “Big Plays”...93 total tackles in 1994 led the squad and 83 tackles in ‘93 ranked third best...320 career tackles.

  • ILB Dexter Daniels (6-1, 231)

    A first-team All-SEC selection at ILB in 1995...Named to the Butkus Award “Watch List” for both the 1994 and 1995 seasons...Co-recipient of UF's 1995 Most Outstanding Linebacker Award...Started 34 games in career, including 11 games in 1995...84 total tackles in ‘95 ranked 3rd best on the squad and tops for a ILB...283 career tackles.

  • DT David Barnard (6-2, 290)

    A prominent member of the DT unit for the past four years...The 1995 recipient of the Rex Farrior Award as the defensive lineman who displayed the most consistent best effort...Played in 52 games with 18 starts, including all 13 games in 1995...45 total tackles in 1995 was tops for a defensive lineman in 1995 and his 672 total plays was also the top total for a defensive lineman.

  • DE Johnie Church (6-3, 264)

    A prominent member of the Gator defensive line for the past four seasons...Co-recipient of UF's 1995 Best Effort on Defense Award...Played in 46 games with 22 starts, including 11 games in 1995...18.8 “Big Plays” (8.8 TTFL, 9 forced QB hurries, and one pass deflection) ranked as the fourth best total on the squad and second best for a defensive lineman...A first-team Freshman All-America selection in 1992.

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