Former Florida Gators in the NFL: Divisional Rd.

By Adam Silverstein
January 15, 2012

With the 2011 regular season complete, six former Florida Gators participated in Divisional action during the second round of the 2011-12 NFL Playoffs on Saturday and Sunday.

A total of nine former Florida players were on the main rosters of four of the eight teams that participated in this round, but two were inactive and one was forced to sit out due to injury. OGGOA has checked and re-checked the box scores to bring you a summary of what these Gators accomplished over the weekend.

TE AARON HERNANDEZ, New England Patriots^: Four receptions for 55 yards, touchdown (targets: 6, long: 20); five carries for 61 yards (long: 43); solo tackle

QB TIM TEBOW, Denver Broncos: 9/26 for 136 yards (QB rating: 52.7); five carries for 13 yards (long: 14), fumble lost
DT MARCUS THOMAS, Denver Broncos: Four tackles (two solo)
LB BRANDON SPIKES, New England Patriots^: Six tackles (three solo, two for loss), sack, two QB hits, pass defense, fumble recovery, Gator Chomp
DT GERARD WARREN, New England Patriots^: Two solo tackles (one for loss), Gator Chomp
DE RAY MCDONALD, San Francisco 49ers^: Active

DE DERRICK HARVEY, Denver Broncos: Inactive
LB JERMAINE CUNNINGHAM, New England Patriots^: Hamstring (season)
DE JUSTIN TRATTOU*, New York Giants^: Inactive

– Hernandez left the game with a head injury and did not return but said after the game that he will be available for the conference championship.
– McDonald injured his hamstring during the game but said afterwards that he will be available for the conference championship.

TE Cornelius Ingram (Denver)

^ Team advanced in playoffs
* Rookie

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  1. obgator says:

    Thanks for the update as usual. As much as I enjoyed watching the outstanding run by Tebow and the Broncos, I’m in awe of all of the Gators who have contributed to their NFL teams throughout the year.

    I enjoyed watching the Gator Chomp by Warren…even after a sack of Tim Tebow. Just good to see the Gator Boys.

  2. John S says:

    I was glad to see Hernandez had such an incredible game, he is becoming a star. Spikes also played extremely well.

    Too bad the Denver defense didn’t even show up. 35 points in a half without a single short field is just embarrassing, maybe the worst in the NFL this year. Stinks Tebow had a below average game, while the Denver O-line can run block, they got torn up in pass protection. Maybe the patriot defense got healthy at the right time.

  3. Atlgator561 says:

    I love how we are calculating Gator chomps. We should keep stats over the year and have a leaderboard next year. Nice work Adam. -Aron W

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