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2009 Miami Herald All-Florida College Football Team released

GAINESVILLE -- Merry Christmas college football fans. The Miami Herald released its 3rd Annual College Football All-Florida Teams just in time for the holidays. See if your favorite players made first- or second-team All-Florida. Talk amongst yourselves.

2009 All-Florida Team Offense

2009 All-Florida Team Defense

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Jacory Harris second team "ATHLETE?"

PUHHHHHH-LEEEEASE.

He must have been chosen on his below average arm strength( the ball was WET), his conference worst int total, or his complete inability to get out on the run.

Why was he chosen all state second team ATHLETE??? Exactly what did he do to "earn" that distinction? Must be his ice cold "demeanor." We all know demeanor wins games. Very SWAGGERY.

Harris ? All state athlete??????? LMAO! HES THE SECOND BEST STATE FOOTBALL ATHLETE WHEN MONKEYS FLY OUTTA MY ASSS.

Don't agree with this list at all.

How about teabag pretending to be a QB.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/os-uf-traffic-tickets-1223-20091222,0,1493465.story

GAINESVILLE – Before a loss to Alabama on Dec. 5, the Florida Gators were racing to a national title.
Sentinel exclusive: Florida Gators fast on the field and in their cars
12 different Gators have 7 or more tickets; 251 citations team-wide

Literally.

Florida has had well-publicized arrests in recent months stemming from traffic charges – including Carlos Dunlap's DUI charge on Dec. 1 -- but those incidents comprise a small fraction of a team-wide 251 traffic citations in Alachua County, according to Orlando Sentinel research.

These charges range from speeding tickets to numerous cases of driving with a suspended or revoked license, typically a second-degree misdemeanor or, for repeat offenders, a felony.

The data was compiled in late November and early December through Alachua County court records, accounting for 96 Gators who either entered fall camp on scholarship or served in the "game participation" portion of this season's boxscores. Charges stem from 2006-09 for football players who usually drive cars or motorized scooters around campus or in Gainesville.

Depending on the source, some in the legal world consider any traffic misdemeanor or felony charge a technical arrest. The Gators have 21 such charges, mostly from getting caught with a suspended license. Most charges don't result in jail booking.

Thirty-two of the team's citations were listed as "open" or "undisposed" in the Alachua County system at the time of this search, meaning they are either unpaid or unresolved.

Many Gators obey the laws of the road. Thirty-two players – yes, including Tim Tebow – never have received a documented traffic ticket in Alachua County. Eleven of the 32 are from the 2009 signing class and have been on campus less than a year.

But 12 different Gators have seven or more tickets, including team leader Jermaine Cunningham, an All-Southeastern Conference defensive end who has almost as many career tickets (14) as sacks (18).

The list includes cornerback Markihe Anderson (11), offensive lineman Marcus Gilbert (11), offensive lineman Corey Hobbs (11), safety Dorian Munroe (11), defensive back Miguel Carodine (11), linebacker Dustin Doe (9), offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey (7), All-American linebacker Brandon Spikes (7) and three starting defensive linemen -- Lawrence Marsh (7), Terron Sanders (7) and Jaye Howard (7).

Two players, Carodine and freshman quarterback Jordan Reed, have received a criminal charge for driving while never owning a license.

Dunlap, who fell asleep at the wheel at a Gainesville intersection four days before the Southeastern Conference Championship Game, has the only DUI charge among the Gators.

The cases of Cunningham, who avoided arrest, and Doe, who was arrested in July for driving excessively with a suspended license, resemble a common tale State Attorney Bill Cervone knows too well.

Someone accumulates too many tickets, possibly doesn't pay them and eventually gets assessed an "unknowingly" driving with a suspended license charge. That charge classifies as a routine criminal or civil traffic citation – pay and go on your way – but the second time around would elevate to a "knowingly" driving without a valid license.

Cunningham caught the suspended license charge in Jan. 28, 2008, and the case has been resolved along with all his previous citations. Doe has only nine total tickets, but four of them are criminal charges and three are still classified as "open" until he fulfills stipulations such as community service stemming from his summer arrest.

Carodine was arrested in April 2009 for a felony charge of habitual driving with a suspended license, according to jail records. Former Gators defensive tackle Torrey Davis was arrested for similar charges shortly after leaving the team in March.

A license can be suspended after failure to pay tickets or accumulating too many driving points during a certain time period.

Florida isn't the only football program with this problem. Three University of Georgia players were arrested for traffic-related charges during the 2009 season.

"The irresponsibility can catch up to you," Cervone said. "Somebody like Doe is far more likely to get caught repeatedly. He's so visible, he's driving in a small, little location and UPD (University Police Department) knows who Doe is -- not just because they are athletes, but they're issued tickets while driving the same roads every day to the same cops."

The number of tickets per college student is not an exact science, but research indicates UF football players get pulled over at least twice the average amount for college-aged males in the county.

UF players average 2.61 tickets per player, ranging from freshman to fifth-year senior. If the 16-member 2009 signing class is removed from the data, the Gators average three tickets per player. Alachua County has issued approximately 13,350 criminal or routine traffic tickets to 18-to-24-year-old males from Jan. 1 to Dec. 1 of 2009, according to the county's clerk of the court.

The state's Office of Economic and Demographic Research says there are 28,144 males in Alachua County between the age of 18 to 24, which averages out to 0.474 traffic tickets per person for 2009 – or 1.29 tickets per 2.5 years, the approximate length of time a current UF football player has been part of the team.

The generally poor driving habits of college-aged males are unavoidable. In 2009, Alachua County has issued 19 percent of its 70,391 total traffic tickets to 18-to-24-year-old males.

Jeff Holcomb, public information officer for University Police Department, estimates UF students average one or fewer traffic tickets per college career. Most Gainesville-area tickets are issued by UPD, the Gainesville Police Department or the Alachua County Sherriff's Office.

The courthouse does not regularly track the number of Alachua County drivers with seven or more tickets.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Insurance Information Institute, International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and State Farm Insurance's regional office in Winter Haven were contacted for this story.

Sources for this story are torn whether Florida football players are targeted by police more than the average student. Holcomb and GPD spokesman Keith Kameg said every case is handled fairly.

"Our officers will pull students over not knowing who they are," Holcomb said. "It's more about the infraction than the target."

Gainesville-based attorney Huntley Johnson, who represents most Gators athletes in legal matters, said GPD or UPD have been "over the top" with athletes in certain cases.

Johnson recalls a criminal traffic case with wide receiver Riley Cooper, who was charged in February with resisting an officer. Johnson said Cooper was not disrespectful to police when cited.

"Is there some jealousy on the part of police officers? Absolutely," Johnson said. "Does it overflow into the way they treat their athletes? I think it's something that can't be avoided. It would be against human nature for that not to happen."

Coach Urban Meyer was not available for interviews for this story after a Sentinel request, but UF issued a statement on behalf of the team. Meyer's program caught heat over the summer for a reported 24 arrests in his four-plus seasons.

"This is an issue that has been discussed with the team," spokesman Steve McClain said. "The coaching staff continues to educate our players to do the right thing at all times."

Football players are visible targets, especially when 300-pounders ride motorized scooters around campus.

Many players have scooters because of convenience and easy parking on a crowded campus. Clint McMillan, a former UF defensive tackle from 2003-07, said players often use scholarship money to purchase one at a discounted rate from a player on his way out.

Though some players drive without caution at times, McMillan said, money's the biggest reason why their licenses become suspended.

"When guys rack up $800 or $900 bills, that's when it's a problem," McMillan said. "Not everybody can pay that. You'd be surprised how much those tickets cost. Some are cheap, but some get into the hundreds. And sometimes players have tickets and don't even know how they got one, like if you get cited for two when pulled over once. It can be confusing."

Traffic tickets in Alachua County range from $50 to $594, with most charges eclipsing the $100 mark.

Some common charges among Florida players include expired registration, driver's license not carried, running a red light, speeding and soundmaking device violation, citations that typically range from $154 to $219.

Cervone said athletes are not alone in their traffic frustrations and that criminal cases often enter the system but aren't severe enough to be criminal.

"We spend a fair amount of time literally trying to walk these people through the process to get a license straightened out," Cervone said. "I'm not sure that problem will ever be solved."

McMillan said he doesn't believe UF has an excessive problem.

Until another player gets arrested, that is.

"Players could be targets because they are on campus all day," McMillan said. "Usually from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. We have a bigger opportunity to get tickets."

Read Jeremy Fowler's blog at OrlandoSentinel.com/swampthings and e-mail him at jfowler@orlandosentinel.com.

GAYtor christmas wish list;
a new defensive coordonator.
a new recruiting coordinator.
a new offensive coordinator.
a new QB.
a new defense.
and a head coach that has some discipline (like nick saban).
and please, please, please, Santa
NO MORE ARRESTS.

I an a canes fan and I don't get tickets but I feel like calling them criminals for tickets does not make sense. The DUI and repeat suspended licensce yes. Those are stupid but because one kid was speeding that does not make them criminals. Not a huge deal

how many tickets do you?
thats what i thought, most law abiding citizens obey the law.
but not the crowd at hooterville.

Sounds like just more Gator hatin' by the Orlando Sentinel since the evidently biased author did not bother to list the same data for football players for Miami, FSU, USF, etc. or comparable data for other SEC teams where UGA curdawgs actually leads in arrest over the last 5 years.

Jacory Harris?

lmao

The only reason JaPicky is on this list at all is because the Herald Homers were sitting 'round sayin,"we gotta put Harris SOMEWHERE."

lmao @ 2nd team all state "athlete."

Harris the 2nd team all state "athlete" rushed for 26 yards the entire season. He lost 244 yards . He was negative 218 yards rushing for the season.

He lobbed SEVENTEEN PICKS

Did you REALLY feel compelled to put him on SOME list???? U must've!

Dude ran for SEVEN yards on SEVEN runs against UCF. When U factor in his 41 yards of losses, dude was MINUS 34 yards with the rock against that sorry team.

OH YEAH, SECOND TEAM ALL STATE ATHLETE

What the F are U smoking Herald staff? Seriously!

J17 Heisman

Tim Tebow threw 16 picks in his ENTIRE COLLEGIATE CAREER

Holy shyt, I cant believe these gaytor fans dont have any thing better to do on Christmas day than rag on A rival teams QB. Get A life losers.

You gator fans really know nothing about football. Seriously.

Jacory Harris was named second-team athlete because he had the fifth most passing yards in a season in UM history. A strong case can be made for Harris being the Canes' most valuable player this season. FSU's Christian Ponder, despite only starting nine games, was named the second-team quarterback.

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Shhhh! You hear that?

That's the sound of recruits decommiting!

SSHHHH? HEAR THAT?!

THAT'S THE SOUND OF CHEAP GATOR FANS DESERTING THIS BLOG!

The empire is crumbling.

-jo-

Thank you for setting the record straight. You listen to Gator fans and you'd think Jharris was the worst QB in history. Ignorance abounds. He has flaws, but he's a good QB.

Hey where are all the cocky fans pounding their chests? Everytime something bad happens ya'll disappear. What happened? Your "dynasty" is officially over. Urban and Timmy leave in a trail of tears.

The gaytor program has imploded! Told you gaytor fans to enjoy it why it lasts because these things run in cycles.

It will be great to watch Florida Gators, i have bought tickets from
http://ticketfront.com/event/Florida_Gators-tickets looking forward to it.

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