Thursday December 12, 2013Hargreaves, Taylor and Townsend Named to SEC All-Freshman Team
Vernon Hargreaves III, Kelvin Taylor and Johnny Townsend were named to the 2013 Freshman All-Southeastern Conference football team, which was released on Thursday. Florida’s three players selected to the Freshman All-SEC team is fourth-most in the conference behind Arkansas, Ole Miss and South Carolina – who each had four players selected.
Hargreaves was the only freshman to be a first team All-SEC selection in 2013. He totaled 38 tackles on the season, with three interceptions and 11 passes broken up. His 11 pass break ups equal the most by a freshman in school history, matching the total Janoris Jenkins had in 2008.
Taylor saw action in 10 games and earned four starts in his true freshman campaign, finishing second on the team with for 508 rushing yards on 111 carries. He also caught five passes for 37 yards. Taylor tied for second among Gators with four rushing touchdowns and finished fourth in total offense.
Townsend led the Gators in punting this season with a 42.0 yard average on 29 punts. He landed six inside the 20-yard line and had five go for more than 50 yards, with a long of 61 yards. Townsend took over the punting responsibilities for Florida for the final six games of the season.
TE – Hunter Henry, Arkansas
OL – Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
OL – Andrew Jelks, Vanderbilt
OL – Alex Kozan, Auburn
OL – Denver Kirkland, Arkansas
C – Jon Toth, Kentucky
WR – Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
WR – Marques North, Tennessee
QB – Maty Mauk, Missouri
RB – Alex Collins, Arkansas
RB – KELVIN TAYLOR, FLORIDA
All-Purpose – Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina
DL – Chris Jones, Mississippi State
DL – A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama
DL – Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
DL – Darius Philon, Arkansas
LB – Darian Claiborne, Texas A&M
LB – Leonard Floyd, Georgia
LB – Skai Moore, South Carolina
DB – VERNON HARGREAVES, FLORIDA
DB – Tony Conner, Ole Miss
DB – Tre'Davious White, LSU
DB – Cameron Sutton, Tennessee
PK – Elliott Fry, South Carolina
P – JOHNNY TOWNSEND, FLORIDA
Return Specialist – Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina