Hey there Gators! We’re in the middle of a fantastic football season, and what would Gator Growl be without our football team? Here are 8 of the greatest Gators to ever glance the Swamp. Let us know who are your Top 8 Gators are on Facebook or Twitter!
8. Aaron Hernandez
One of the national championship winners from the mid-2000s, Hernandez now makes his catches for the Patriots in Boston.
7. Jevon Kearse
Kearse, known as “The Beast”, scared quarterbacks both in the Swamp and in the NFL as a defensive line specialist.
6. Wilbur Marshall
Marshall has been inducted to the Gator Ring of Honor for being both a Gator and an All-Pro linebacker.
5. Jack Youngblood
One of the original Gator Greats, Youngblood was the first Gator inducted into the Ring of Honor.
4. Danny Wuerfell
Wuerfell led the Gators to their first national championship in 1996 and now stands proudly in bronze outside the Swamp.
3. Steve Spurrier
Spurrier, now coaching the USC Gamecocks, will always be a Gator. Although we enjoy beating him, he served as both our QB and head ball coach.
2. Tim Tebow
#15 will never be forgotten in Gainesville. Oft-debated for his NFL performances, Tebow is a living legend in the Swamp, as a part of 2 National Championships.
1. Emmitt Smith
A boy from Escambia County who ended up leading the Gators to victories and the Cowboys to Super Bowls.