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  1. Gators' 2007 class was loaded with talent

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's Class of 2007 only won one national championship, but it stands alone as the single most talent-rich recruiting class in school history. The list of NFL players is mind-boggling, but as part of our week-long series l...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  2. Chris Rainey staying patient in job search

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Florida and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey made a surprise appearance at UF's annual pro day on Tuesday -- not to find another job, though. Rainey stopped by to visit his former teammates and coaches and ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  3. Alvin Bailey's work as former QB will help Florida Gators, Will M...

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida has a history of success with prospects who dabbled at quarterback in high school and changed positions in college. Signee Alvin Bailey did just that for Seffner (Fla.) Armwood before moving to wide receiver at UF.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2013
  4. These Gators under pressure in 2012

    Michael DiRocco

    ESPN's GatorNation brings you the 30 things you need to know about Florida's upcoming 2012 season. For 30 weekdays we'll preview games, talk about trends, spotlight players and positions, and give you pretty much everything you need to know to be rea...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  5. Gators own rivalry with Vols

    Michael DiRocco

    ESPN's GatorNation brings you the 30 things you need to know about Florida's upcoming 2012 season. For 30 weekdays, we'll preview games, talk about trends, spotlight players and positions, and give you pretty much everything you need to know to be re...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  6. Dan Wenger is headed to New York

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Florida offensive lineman Dan Wenger announced via Twitter that he has been "given an opportunity" with the New York Jets. Wenger, like all draft picks and undrafted free agents, will participate in a mini-camp held wit...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  7. Perspective on UF's poor draft class

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida had just two players drafted over the past three days: defensive tackle Jaye Howard (fourth round, Seattle) and running back Chris Rainey (fifth round, Pittsburgh). Here are some numbers and stats to put that into perspec...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  8. Rainey gives Steelers plenty of options

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Chris Rainey's speed and versatility made him someone the Pittsburgh Steelers just couldn't pass up. The Steelers selected the former Florida running back in the fifth round (159th overall pick) of the NFL draft on Saturday, a...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  9. Florida Gators won't be prominent in NFL draft

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida is likely to have just two prospects -- defensive tackle Jaye Howard and running back Chris Rainey -- selected in the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  10. RB Gillislee ready for breakout season

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A nagging ankle injury and trouble with pass protection are things that kept running back Mike Gillislee from being a bigger part of Florida's offense in the past several seasons. Both are better now, he said, and aren't going...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  11. Gators short on talent at pro day

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's definitely not a good sign about Florida's NFL Draft prospects when there's significantly more talent watching the pro scout day workouts than participating in them. Quarterback John Brantley, running back Chris Rainey, d...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  12. Little excitement expected at UF pro day

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's pro day should be a low-key affair Tuesday morning at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, at least compared to the hoopla surrounding this same event two years ago. This year the NFL Network won't be on hand for a live broadca...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  13. The AggreGator: Football foresight

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's that restless time of year for so many Florida fans. You know, the ones who don't really care so much about basketball or baseball as they do football and recruiting. Well, we here at ye olde Worldwide Leader have sympathy a...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  14. Three Gators invited to NFL combine

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's recent struggles on the football field can be seen in its dearth of NFL prospects this spring. Just three Gators were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, Feb. 22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Defensive tackl...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  15. Rainey turning heads at Senior Bowl

    Alex Scarborough

    MOBILE, Ala. -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan liked the play of Chris Rainey so much he began to sound like the former Florida running back's agent. After praising Rainey's versatility and speed at Tuesday's news conference, Shanahan stoppe...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  16. Florida Gators NFL prospects analysis

    Michael DiRocco

    GatorNation's Michael DiRocco breaks down the draft-ability of the Gators' NFL prospects.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2012