Florida awards tracker: Week 3

September, 18, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Here’s a recap of how Florida’s players on national award watch lists are faring this season:

LB Jon Bostic

Watch lists: College Football Performance Award Linebacker Trophy, Butkus Award, Rotary Lombardi

Last week’s stats: Five tackles, one QB hurry

Season stats: 18 tackles, one sack, one QB hurry, one pass break-up

Comment: Did a solid job in pass coverage and helped UF hold Tennessee to minus-3 yards rushing in the fourth quarter.

FB Trey Burton

Watch list: CFPA Running Back Trophy

Last week’s stats: Three rushes for 91 yards and two TDs, two catches for 38 yards

Season stats: Five rushes for 92 yards and two TDs, six catches for 66 yards

Comment: Had a huge day against the Vols, and showed off his speed on the 80-yard TD run. He ran away from a DB.

P Kyle Christy

Watch list: CFPA Punter Trophy

Last week’s stats: Averaged 48.6 yards on five punts, had three of at least 50 yards

Season stats: Averaging 45.2 yards on 14 punts, four inside the 20, four of at least 50 yards

Comment: Helped the Gators flip field position several times against the Vols, including after their first possession.

WR/KR Andre Debose

Watch lists: CFPA All-Purpose Trophy, CFPA Kickoff Returner Trophy, CFPA Wide Receiver Trophy, Biletnikoff

Last week’s stats: One punt return for 13 yards, averaged 21.0 yards on four kickoff returns, two carries for 1 yard

Season stats: Averaging 24.2 yards on six kickoff returns, averaging 11.8 on five punt returns, two carries for 1 yard

Comment: Made little impact for second consecutive week.

DE Dominique Easley

Watch list: Ted Hendricks Award

Last week’s stats: One tackle

Season stats: Eight tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack for minus-5 yards, two QB hurries

Comment: Left the UT game in the fourth quarter with a minor knee injury.

S Matt Elam

Watch lists: CFPA Defensive Back Trophy, Jim Thorpe Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy

Last week’s stats: 10 tackles, one sack for minus-10 yards, one interception

Season stats: 16 tackles, one sack for minus-10 yards, one interception, two pass breakups

Comment: Led the Gators in tackles against the Vols and his interception set up the go-ahead touchdown.

DT Sharrif Floyd

Watch lists: Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award, Walter Camp Award

Last week’s stats: Four tackles, one QB hurry

Season stats: 13 tackles, one QB hurry

Comment: Helped UF hold UT to 16 yards on the ground in the second half.

C Jonotthan Harrison

Watch list: Rimington Award

Last week’s stats: UF rushed for 336 yards.

Season stats: Gators are averaging 232.7 yards per game rushing.

Comment: UF is third in the SEC in rushing yards per game.

LB Jelani Jenkins

Watch lists: Butkus Award, Rotary Lombardi Award

Last week’s stats: DNP (thumb)

Season stats: Five tackles, one tackle for loss

Comment: UF coach Will Muschamp said Jenkins is out against Kentucky.

LB Lerentee McCray

Watch list: Butkus Award

Last week’s stats: Two tackles, one interception, two QB hurries

Season stats: Nine tackles, one interception, two QB hurries

Comment: Caused Elam’s interception by putting pressure on UT QB Tyler Bray.

TE Jordan Reed

Watch lists: John Mackey Award, CFPA Tight End Trophy

Last week’s stats: Five catches for 60 yards and one TD

Season stats: 13 catches for 152 yards and one TD

Comment: Reed made a critical block on a blitzing DB on Burton’s 32-yard catch against Tennessee.

K Caleb Sturgis

Watch lists: CFPA Place-kicker Trophy, CFPA Specialist Trophy, Groza award

Last week’s stats: 3-for-3 on field goals, including a 49-yarder

Season stats: 7-for-8 on field goals, two of those are from 51 yards.

Comment: He has 11 touchbacks on 18 kickoffs.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter



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