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Players vote on five captains for the Florida Gators

GAINESVILLE -- Your 2009 team captains: Tim Tebow, Ryan Stamper, Brandon Spikes, Brandon James and Joey Sorrentino.

Tebow, Spikes and Stamper are mainstays. They're three of only eight Gators to be named captain twice in their careers.

Here's a raise of the glass to Brandon James on his captaincy. I never thought I'd be writing those words. He has come a long way since his freshman year and has earned the respect of his players, coaches and fans. Way to go kid.

Joey Sorrentino, wow! From walk-on to captain! Sorrentino, the smallest player on the team, is one of Urban Meyer's special teams dynamos. The senior will participate in kickoff, kickoff return and punt block on Saturday.

"We voted last Friday, and coach called up the guys you'd already assume and then said there was one more," Sorrentino said. "He called me up, and I was just in shock."

-jo-

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