Gators long snapper Harold Monk dead at 42

By Adam Silverstein
December 6, 2011

Former Florida Gators long snapper Harold Monk III, 42, passed away Tuesday, according to WCJB-TV20.

He played for the Gators from 1989-93.

“Harold was an extremely hard working player. He was a good person,” former head coach Steve Spurrier told the station.

Monk, a member of the Gators first SEC Championship team in 1993, spent the latter part of his life as a real estate agent in Gainesville, FL and as the owner of Gator Spirits & Fine Wines.


  1. SaraGator says:

    Wow, so young.

    RIP, Harold.

  2. Aligator says:

    I knew him well back in the day, huge heart. So Sad. Does anyone know what happened?

    • Aligator says:

      I woke up last night stressing out over this. Prayers for his family. He was my workout partner when I walked on and just a great guy.

  3. Stephanie says:

    He was a great man. Knew him even in high school. Had a massive heart attack is what I have heard from friends in G’ville

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  5. Bill says:

    May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with his family and friends

  6. mdbgator says:

    Harold was a great man. I grew up with Harold in and played high school football with him. i remember working with him on his long snapping skill when he played for the Gators. We have lost a wonder person. We are all praying for his wife and two girls. He had a heart attack that took him from us way too soon. Love you Harold. Your best bud Mikey.

  7. Donna says:

    He was a wonderful man who was loved by so many – he will be missed so very much. RIP

  8. Amy says:

    Harold was a special person – fun, witty and truly a good person. I knew him going back in Middle School where he was always a big guy with a big heart. He left behind a family who will miss him very much and a community who will as well. His big heart will be remembered for all time, although it was also the organ that caused his early departure. Harold, you will be missed.

  9. LEa says:

    This really saddened me to hear! Harold was SUCH a nice person, a truly wonderful soul. He was my mother and father’s real estate agent very recently, he sent me an email as recently as last week with a long list of properties, he was so thorough! We spent many hours driving around looking at properties with him. SUCH a genuine person, one of those rare people. We are saddened to hear the community has lost such a nice person. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and daughters who he always talked about with such love. We may not have known him well but he really did good by us with all his hard work. My condolences to his family. May he rest in Peace.

  10. Hazella White says:

    I was in the process of call Harold yesterday to service our holiday party as he does every year, all day. I told my co-worker something was wrong. Harold was a wonderful person and my friend. I’ll miss him.

  11. Steve Kay Jr. says:

    A great Gator will be missed A really good man will be missed. A great husband and father will be missed. A truly great role model will be missed. Harmony and the girls need everyone’s prayers. Rest in peace Harold.

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