5 days to college football

D’Tanyian Jacquez Green played wide receiver for Steve Spurrier’s Florida Gators from 1995 to 1997. Jacquez had played quarterback, wide receiver, and running back at his Peach County, Georgia high school, which proved useful in his final year in a game against Auburn when he passed, ran, and caught a touchdown against Auburn. He had 7 receptions for 99 yards to seal the 1996 Bowl Alliance National Championship. He was a key member of the 1995 and 1996 SEC Championship teams, and was first team All SEC and Consensus All American in 1997. His 2181 career yards and 23 receiving touchdowns are still 7th all-time for the Gators. His 1024 yards in 1997 rank in the top ten for Gator season reception yards. Jacquez also had 61 punt returns for 767 yards and 4 touchdowns, along with a perfect 2/2 passing for 30 yards and a touchdown. He was the 34th overall pick (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) in the 1998 NFL Draft. After retiring from football in 2003, he won the Madden Bowl video game championships, then went on to coach high school football.

5 - Bubba Caldwell

5 – Bubba Caldwell

TUF (Trivia Up Front): Did you know that Bubba Caldwell is the reason that Tim Tebow twitched his jersey to #15? The rookie Tebow wore #5 in high school, but had to select a new number due to Caldwell being more senior with jersey #5.

After playing quarterback and receiver in high school, Andre “Bubba” Caldwell came to Gainesville as a receiver for Ron Zook and Urban Meyer from 2003 to 2007. In the Gator national championship season of 2006, Bubba even played a few series at quarterback, including a touchdown pass that sealed the SEC championship victory over Arkansas. He was named team captain his senior year and won the Fergie Ferguson for “outstanding leadership, character, and courage”. Bubba finished his career with 185 receptions, which is a team record.

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