Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Week 1

With the 2011 NFL season officially underway, a number of Florida Gators participated in Week 1 action, many of whom had an impact on their team’s performance. OGGOA has checked and re-checked the box scores to bring you a summary of what these Gators accomplished during the first week of the 2011 campaign.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
QB REX GROSSMAN, Washington Redskins: 21/34 for 305 yards, two touchdowns (QB Rating: 110.5), fumble

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES
S REGGIE NELSON, Cincinnati Bengals: Nine tackles (seven solo, one for loss) [team-highs], sack, two passes defended
WR PERCY HARVIN, Minnesota Vikings Two receptions for seven yards (targets: 4, long: 5); four rushes for 15 yards (long: 8); kickoff return for 103 yards, touchdown
TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots: Seven receptions for 103 yards, touchdown (targets: 10, long: 30)
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers: Six solo tackles (three for loss) [team-high], sack, three QB hits

THE REST

LB MIKE PETERSON, Atlanta Falcons: Played as a reserve
LB ANDRA DAVIS, Buffalo Bills: Played as a starter
WR DAVID NELSON, Buffalo Bills: Four rec. for 66 yards [team-highs] (tar: 6, long: 35)
FS MAJOR WRIGHT, Chicago Bears: Four tackles (three solo)
WR ANDRE CALDWELL, Cincinnati Bengals: Target
DE CARLOS DUNLAP, Cincinnati Bengals: Two QB hits
CB JOE HADEN, Cleveland Browns: Three tackles (one solo), sack, five passes def.
QB TIM TEBOW, Denver Broncos: Reserve
DE JEREMY MINCEY, Jacksonville Jaguars: Three QB hits
C MIKE POUNCEY*, Miami Dolphins: Played as a starter
DE JUSTIN TRATTOU*, New York Giants: Tackle
G COOPER CARLISLE, Oakland Raiders: Played as a starter
DE JARVIS MOSS, Oakland Raiders: Played as a reserve
WR RILEY COOPER, Philadelphia Eagles: Solo tackle
P CHAS HENRY*, Philadelphia Eagles: Three punts for 109 yards (avg.: 36.3, long: 39)
C MAURKICE POUNCEY, Pittsburgh Steelers: Played as a starter
OT MARCUS GILBERT*, Pittsburgh Steelers: Played as a reserve
C DREW MILLER, St. Louis Rams: Reserve
FB EARNEST GRAHAM, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Six rushes for 13 yards (long: 9), eight receptions [team-high] for 58 yards (targets: 9, long: 16)
WR JABAR GAFFNEY, Washington Redskins: Three receptions for 54 yards (targets: 7, long: 39), touchdown

* Rookie

INJURED / INACTIVE
DE DERRICK HARVEY, Denver Broncos: Inactive
DT MARCUS THOMAS, Denver Broncos: Pectoral
LB BRANDON SILER, Kansas City Chiefs: Torn achilles (season)
LB JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots: Groin
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots: Inactive
WR LOUIS MURPHY, Oakland Raiders: Sports hernia

PRACTICE SQUAD PLAYERS
TE Cornelius Ingram (Detroit), SS Ahmad Black (Tampa Bay), OG Maurice Hurt (Washington)

NOTABLE FREE AGENTS
DE Alex Brown, DE Bobby McCray, CB Lito Sheppard, OT Max Starks, DT Gerard Warren

2011 WEEK: 1

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OGGOA Presents: Florida Gators All-Decade Team

The 2000s were quite a decade for University of Florida athletics. Florida Gators football and basketball were especially exceptional, combining for four National Championships (five appearances) and five Southeastern Conference Championships (six appearances) while earning five BCS bowl game and eight NCAA Tournament berths, respectively, over the last ten years. To end this decade of champions, OGGOA has compiled our own Gators All-Decade Team for each sport.

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