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1996 Top Offensive Returnees


Quarterbacks

  • Danny Wuerffel (6-2, 209, SR)

    One of the nation’s top returning offensive performers...Recipient of the ‘95 Davey O’Brien National QB of the Year Award and third in the Heisman Trophy balloting...’95 SEC Player of the Year as selected by league coaches...Also a standout in the classroom (1995 CFA Scholar-Athlete Team and GTE Academic All-America Team and was also named the Academic All-America Team Member of the Year, a honor which goes to the individual who best represents the qualities of the Academic All-America student-athlete - Wuerffel has a 3.67 cumulative GPA in a Journalism/Public Relations major)...Has already thrown for 75 career TDs, the top total in SEC history and the seventh-best total in NCAA Division I-A history...His 160.5 career pass eff. rating is best in SEC history and second best in NCAA history (min of 400 completions...His TD/attempts ratio of 10.80 and TD/completion ratio of 6.68 are currently tops in NCAA Div. I-A history...Had a truly outstanding year in 1995 throwing for 35 TDs, the top seasonal total in the nation in 1995 and the top seasonal total in SEC history...Was chosen the recipient of the 1995 Ray Graves Award as UF's Most Valuable Player...Completed 210 of 325 passes (64.6%) for 3,266 yards (tops in UF history) with 35 TDs and just 10 interceptions for a pass eff. Rating of 178.4 - the best seasonal mark for a QB in NCAA Div. I-A history...Threw for six TDs vs. Tennessee in ‘95, the top single-game total in SEC game in league history...Has thrown for 300-plus yards in a game nine times.

  • Eric Kresser (6-2, 209, SR)

    A very capable QB who has the complete confidence of the Gator staff...In ‘95 he complete 65-112 (58%) for 995 yards with 12 TDs and two interceptions for a pass efficiency rating of 164.2...Played in nine of 12 games in ‘95 with one start vs. Northern Illinois in which he completed 26 of 42 passes for a school record 458 yards with six TDS.

Running Backs

  • Elijah Williams (TB, 5-10, 180, JR)

    Co-recipient, with Terry Jackson, of UF's 1995 Most Outstanding Running Back Award...Led the squad in rushing in ‘95 with 858 yards...Averaged 7.5 yards per carry, the best mark for a Gator back in history (for a minimum of 100 seasonal carries)...Also ranked fourth on the squad in catches with 22...Has started 19 games in his career and has rushed for 1,510 yards.

  • Terry Jackson (TB, 5-11, 198, SO)

    Co-recipient, with Elijah Williams, of UF's 1995 Most Outstanding Running Back Award...As a redshirt freshman in ‘95 ranked second on squad in rushing with 780 yards (6.4 avg.)...Also caught 20 passes...Played in all 13 games with five starts...First-team All-SEC Freshman Team in ‘95.

  • Fred Taylor (TB, 6-0, 219, JR)

    Had an injury-marred sophomore season in 1995 after leading the Gators in rushing as a true freshman in 1994 with 873 yards...Injured a knee vs. Georgia in game seven last fall and did not play the rest of the regular season...Rushed for 281 yards in ‘95 (5.9 apc).

  • Dwayne Mobley (FB, 5-10, 227, SR)

    The starter at fullback throughout the majority of the ‘95 season...33 carries for 62 yards and eight catches for 77 yards.

  • Jerome Evans (FB, 6-1, 236, SR)

    Co-recipient, with Tremayne Allen, of UF's 1995 Best Effort on Offense Award...Battled Mobley for the top FB post throughout the ‘95 season...Graduated in Dec. Of ‘95, giving him his degree in 3 ½ years...Received a game ball for his blocking vs. Arkansas in SEC Championship Game...12 carries for 40 yards and 3 catches for 54 yards in ‘95.

Receivers

  • Ike Hilliard (WR, 5-11, 182, JR)

    Ranks as one of the nation’s top wideouts...Second on 1995 team behind the departed Chris Doering in catches (57), yards (1,008) and TD catches (15)...57 catches was the 6th top seasonal total in UF history while the 15 TD catches was second best in school and SEC history...1,008 reception yards was third top seasonal total in UF history... 15 TD catches was third best total in the nation in 1995...Second-team All-SEC choice in 1995...Co-recipient, with Doering, of UF's 1995 Most Outstanding Wide Receiver Award...The true junior already has 79 career catches with 19 TDs (the fifth-top total in school history) and his TD/catch ratio of 4.16 (19 TDs/9 catches) is the best in Florida history.

  • Reidel Anthony (WR, 5-11, 176, JR)

    Co-recipient, with Sam McCorkle, of UF's 1995 Most Outstanding Special Teams Player Award...24 catches (third-top total on squad) in ‘95 for 366 yards (15.3 avg.) and three TDs...Also a top KO and punt returner, averaging 24.8 per KOR and 11.1 per PR last fall...As a true freshman in ‘94 caught 30 passes for 615 yards (20.5 avg.) and 5 TDs - a school freshman record.

  • Jacquez Green (WR, 5-9, 170, SO)

    Selected UF's Outstanding Freshman in 1995...A big play performer as a redshirt freshman in ‘95...19 catches for 531 yards (a sparkling 28.0 avg.) and five TDs - a total that tied a freshman record for UF...As a receiver or runner he averaged 24.0 yards every time he touched the ball in ‘95...Blocked three punts in ‘95 - a total that tied a school seasonal record...Quickly recovering from hip injury suffered in Fiesta Bowl and is expected to return this fall.

  • Nafis Karim (WR, 5-11, 181, SO)

    A top backup at wide receiver in '95...Caught 11 passes for 149 yards as a redshirt freshman.

  • Jamie Richardson (WR, 5-10, 177, FR)

    Was redshirted last season...Expected to be a top backup at wide receiver in '96.

  • Travis McGriff (WR, 5-8, 178, SO)

    A backup at wide receiver in '95...12 catches for 139 yards (11.6 avg.) and one TD, as well as one carry for nine yards.

  • Tremayne Allen (TE, 6-2, 230, SR)

    Co-recipient, with Jerome Evans, of UF's 1995 Best Effort on Offense Award...The former walk-on was the starter at TE throughout the ‘95 season...Eight catches for 143 yards (17.9 avg) with a TD.

  • Shawn Nunn (TE, 6-3, 252, SR)

    The starter at TE in 1994 who served as the top backup at that post in ‘95...7 catches for 69 yards and a TD in ‘95...7 catches for 68 yards in ‘94.

Offensive Line

  • Jeff Mitchell (C, 6-4, 285, SR)

    25 career starts (12 at OG in ‘94 and 13 at center in ‘95)...Football News first-team All-SEC selection at center in 1995...Selected UF's 1995 Comeback Player of the Year...86.4% grade performance in ’95 ranked second best on squad behind only first-team All-America OT Jason Odom...Gator coaches feel he is among the nation’s premier centers...Co-recipient of UF’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 1994...Underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in January and is questionable for spring drills.

  • Donnie Young (OG, 6-4, 299, SR)

    Co-recipient, with first-team All-American Jason Odom, of UF's 1995 Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award...A starter at right OG for each of the past two seasons...Second-team All-SEC choice in ‘95...85.2% grade in ‘95, including a 90% or better grade in five games...25 career starts to his credit.

  • Mo Collins (OT, 6-5, 308, SO)

    Will be the starter at LT this fall...A starter in all 13 games at right OT a redshirt freshman in 1995...A first-team All-SEC Freshman Team choice.

  • Pat Browning (OT, 6-4, 307, SO)

    A top backup at right OT in 1995 who played in eight games...Was one of only four true freshmen to play in '95 and the only one on the offensive side of the ball.

  • Deac Story (OG, 6-5, 284, SO)

    A top backup at guard who played in all but one game in '95...Saw action in 218 plays, the top total among OL reserves.

  • Elijah Brown (OG, 6-3, 317, JR)

    A backup at OG who played in three games in 1995.

  • Zach Piller (OT, 6-5, 299, SO)

    A transfer from Georgia Tech who sat out the '95 season due to NCAA transfer rules...Had an excellent spring and is the projected starter at RT...Worked with the scout team at OT...Played on the defensive line as a true freshman at Georgia Tech in 1994.

  • Ryan Kalich (OG, 6-3, 281, FR)

    Redshirted in 1995...Came out of spring drills listed atop the depth chart at left OG.
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