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Tuesday July 10, 2012Nine Gators Selected to Preseason Magazine Predictions

Gainesville, Fla.

Nine Gator football players have been listed among the nation’s elite in preseason magazine publications announced Tuesday by the Southeastern Conference.


Redshirt senior kicker Caleb Sturgis (St. Augustine, Fla.) highlighted the Gators with five 1st-Team honors from Phil Steele, Blue Ribbon, Athlon, Lindy’s, and USA Today College Football. Redshirt junior wide receiver Andre Debose (Sanford, Fla.) picked up four honors and defensive back Matt Elam (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) was selected by three publications.


Junior defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (Philadelphia, Pa.) and redshirt junior linebacker Jelani Jenkins (Olney, Md.) earned two honors apiece to round out the student-athletes with multiple nods. Overall, UF has 23 selections among the five prediction teams.

Phil Steele

1st-Team Specialist

K- Caleb Sturgis

2nd-Team Defense

DT - Sharrif Floyd

LB - Jelani Jenkins

LB - Jon Bostic

SAF- Matt Elam

3rd-Team Offense

OT – Xavier Nation

3rd-Team Specialist

KR- Andre Debose

4th-Team Offense

WR – Andre Debose

TE – Jordan Reed

OG – Jon Halapio

4th-Team Defense

DE – Dominique Easley


Blue Ribbon

1st-Team Specialist

K- Caleb Sturgis

KR – Andre Debose



1st-Team Specialist

K- Caleb Sturgis

2nd-Team Defense

DL – Sharrif Floyd

LB – Jelani Jenkins

SAF – Matt Elam



1st-Team Offense

AP – Andre Debose

K – Caleb Sturgis

2nd-Team Defense

DB – Matt Elam

3rd-Team Offense

OL – Matt Patchan


USA Today College Football

1st-Team Specialist

PK – Caleb Sturgis




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