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Friday July 20, 2012Floyd named to 2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award Watch List

Gainesville, Fla.

Florida junior defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (Philadelphia, Pa.) has been named as one of the fifty players to watch for the 2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, announced by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Friday.

Floyd started in the final 11 games of the 2011 season for the Gators. He led the team with four quarterback hurries while totaling 46 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss.  He also recorded a pass breakup and blocked kick while registering his first career sack in the Gator Bowl win over Ohio State.  In his career in Orange and Blue, he has played in 24 games with 13 starts and has registered 69 tackles and 13.0 tackles for loss.


The junior from Philadelphia, Pa., has also been named to several other preseason watch lists in recent weeks including the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, and Rotary Lombardi.  He is also a third-team defense Pre-Season All-SEC selection by the media and second-team defense Coaches Pre-Season All-SEC.


The Walter Camp Award is the nationís fourth-oldest individual football accolade and is selected by a group of 124 NCAA Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors.  The list will be narrowed down to 10 semi-finalists in mid-November with a winner announced live on ESPN SportsCenter on December 6, 2012.


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