Friday December 13, 2013Hargreaves Named Defensive Freshman of the Year; Two Gators Earn All-America Honors
Vernon Hargreaves III was named the Defensive Freshman of the Year in addition to being named to the All-Freshman First Team, as announced by College Football News. Dante Fowler was selected to the All-Sophomore Second Team and Kelvin Taylor was an honorable mention on the All-Freshman Team.
Hargreaves totaled 38 tackles on the season, with three interceptions and 11 passes broken up. His 11 pass break ups equal the most by a true freshman in school history, matching the total Janoris Jenkins had in 2008. Hargreaves was also named to the 2013 AP All-SEC First Team and 2013Coaches’ All-SEC First Team; he was the only freshman on either list.
Fowler was one of just five Gators to start every game during the 2013 season. He finished fifth on the team with 50 tackles, including 10.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks. He also forced three fumbles and had one fumble recovery.
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 for the Gators with four touchdowns and finished fourth in total offense.