Gators awards tracker: Week 4

September, 25, 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: four tackles, one QB hurry.
Season stats: 22 tackles, one sack, two QB hurries, one pass break-up.
Comment: Still waiting for an impact performance.

FB Trey Burton
Watch list: CFPA Running Back Trophy.
Last week’s stats: DNP.
Season stats: five rushes for 92 yards and two TDs, six catches for 66 yards.
Comment: Missed the Kentucky game with back spasms.

P Kyle Christy
Watch list: CFPA Punter Trophy
Last week’s stats: averaged 46.0 yards on three punts.
Season stats: Averaging 45.4 yards on 17 punts, six inside the 20, five of at least 50 yards.
Comment: Booted a 53-yarder against the Wildcats.

WR/KR Andre Debose
Watch lists: CFPA All-Purpose Trophy, CFPA Kickoff Returner Trophy, CFPA Wide Receiver Trophy, Biletnikoff.

Last week’s stats: Two punt returns for 8 yards.
Season stats: Averaging 24.2 yards on six kickoff returns, averaging 9.6 yards on seven punt returns, two carries for 1 yard.
Comment: Did not start the game as UF’s kick returner and his role is steadily decreasing.

[+] EnlargeJelani Jenkins
Kim Klement/US PresswireJelani Jenkins sat out Saturday's 38-0 victory over Kentucky due to injury.
DE Dominique Easley
Watch list: Ted Hendricks Award.
Last week’s stats: DNP.
Season stats: Eight tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack for minus-5 yards, two QB hurries.
Comment: Missed the Kentucky game with a sprained left knee.

S Matt Elam
Watch lists: CFPA Defensive Back Trophy, Jim Thorpe Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
Last week’s stats: Three tackles.
Season stats: 19 tackles, one sack for minus-10 yards, one interception, two pass break-ups.
Comment: Helped the Gators hold Kentucky to just 60 yards passing.

DT Sharrif Floyd
Watch lists: Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award, Walter Camp Award.
Last week’s stats: Three tackles.
Season stats: 16 tackles, one QB hurry.
Comment: Left the Kentucky game with a shoulder injury.

C Jonotthan Harrison
Watch list: Rimington Award.
Last week’s stats: UF rushed for 200 yards.
Season stats: Gators are averaging 224.5 yards per game rushing.
Comment: UF is fourth in the SEC in rushing yards per game.

LB Jelani Jenkins
Watch lists: Butkus Award, Rotary Lombardi Award.
Last week’s stats: DNP.
Season stats: Five tackles, one tackle for loss.
Comment: Jenkins will be re-evaluated this week and could return for the LSU game.

LB Lerentee McCray
Watch list: Butkus Award.
Last week’s stats: One tackle.
Season stats: 10 tackles, one interception, two QB hurries.
Comment: No factor after a huge game against Tennessee.

TE Jordan Reed
Watch lists: John Mackey Award, CFPA Tight End Trophy.
Last week’s stats: Three catches for 41 yards.
Season stats: 16 catches for 193 yards and one TD.
Comment: Reed left the game in the third quarter with a head injury but is expected to play against LSU.

K Caleb Sturgis
Watch lists: CFPA Placekicker Trophy, CFPA Specialist Trophy, Groza award.
Last week’s stats: 1-for-2 on field goals, had a 39-yarder blocked.
Season stats: 8-for-10 on field goals, two of those are from 51 yards.
Comment: He has 13 touchbacks on 25 kickoffs.

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