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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. Why receivers have struggled at Florida

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- What used to be a strength at the University of Florida has become the program's major weakness. The Gators used to churn out All-SEC receivers on a somewhat regular basis. At the very worst, there'd always be a UF player or t...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Florida Gators have great needs for freshmen to fill in 2013

    Michael DiRocco

    The Gators need several freshmen to make instant impacts in 2013, but Florida's recent history shows that it's rare for even three freshmen to do so.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  5. Florida Class of 2009 review

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- There is very little middle ground when it comes to evaluating Florida's 2009 17-member signing class. Eight became starters, seven turned into busts and two others are role players -- including one who has driven two separate...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  6. Chris Rainey of Pittsburgh Steelers waived after arrest for batte...

    The Pittsburgh Steelers waived running back Chris Rainey on Thursday after he was arrested in Gainesville, Fla., and charged with one count of simple battery after an altercation with a woman over a cellphone earlier in the day.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  7. Chris Rainey of Pittsburgh Steelers arrested for battery in Flori...

    Michael DiRocco

    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey was arrested Thursday morning and charged with one count of simple battery after an altercation with a woman over a cellphone.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  8. Three prospects to watch in Week 2

    Kevin Weidl

    Week 2 of the college football season offers plenty of chances to see top NFL prospects against strong competition, but three players stand out as must-sees this weekend. The trio includes a potential first-round defender, a solid SEC lineman and a r...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  9. 2013 NFL draft -- CB Desmond Trufant has a big opportunity

    Kevin Weidl

    Kevin Weidl looks at three NFL prospects to watch in Week 2, including a big opportunity for CB Desmond Trufant

    Blog | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  10. My version of SEC value selections

    Chris Low

    Everybody talks about the best value picks come NFL draft time. In other words, who were the best football players to go later in the draft? Now that everybody else has had a say, I'll weigh in with regard to SEC players. Below are my value ...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Five players who stand out in space

    Todd McShay

    The fourth annual edition of my All-Satellite team has arrived, offering up the five players from the 2012 draft class who are most dangerous in space. These players present all kinds of danger in the open field and each has the ability to burn a d...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  14. 2012 NFL draft -- Breaking down the All-Satellite team

    Todd McShay

    Todd McShay's 2012 All-Satellite team examines the five prospects who are most dangerous in space.

    Blog | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  15. 10 possible Pats: Chris Rainey

    Mike Reiss

    In the days leading up to the NFL draft, ESPNBoston.com will identify players who project as solid fits for the Patriots: Player: Chris Rainey School: Florida Position: Kickoff returner/running back Listed height/weight: 5-foot-8, 183 pou...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  16. 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