26 Days to Gator Football – #26 Jarvis Williams (’83-’87)

Jarvis Eric Williams of Palatka, Florida played hard hitting defensive back for head coach Galen Hall from 1984 to 1987, where he was a key contributor on two of the Gator’s best seasons, the 9-1-1 ’84 and ’85 seasons. Jarvis is remembered for a slobberknocking hit on ‘Cane receiver Melvin Bratton, rendering him unconscious. When he wasn’t knocking out receivers he was leading the team with ten career interceptions, and led the team in tackles (77) and punt returns (20 for 222 yards). For his hard hitting efforts, Jarvis was named 1st team All-SEC and All-American. He was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Association as a Gator Great in 2001, seven years after retiring from the NFL.

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