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Hargreaves III earns All-SEC nod

GAINESVILLE -- Freshman phenom Vernon Hargreaves III was a rare bright spot in an otherwise miserable season for Florida, and the outstanding cornerback was rewarded by media members for his strong play Monday. 

Hargreaves III was one of three Gators named to 2013 The Associated Press All-SEC Team. The cornerback was UF's lone first-team representative and also the sole freshman (true or redshirt) named to the first team. 

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The dynamic defensive back, ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the country according to Rivals.com, flashed his electric talent immediately for the Gators. Hargreaves, who recorded picks in three of his first four collegiate games, burst onto the scene in such a fashion the team actually changed his uniform number from 16 to 1 after just a single game.   

Hargreaves III played in all 12 games for Florida, starting the final 10.  He recorded 38 tackles, three interceptions, 11 pass breakups and a conference-leading 14 passes defended.   

In a bit of a snub, Hargreaves -- Florida's first true freshman named to the All-SEC first team since punter Shayne Edge (1991) -- was not honored as the league's freshman of the year. 

Arkansas tailback Alex Collins took home the award despite not being named to either team. 

Junior cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy, who recently declared for the 2014 NFL Draft, and sophomore BUCK linebacker/defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. were named to the All-SEC second team.

The complete list…

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Hargreaves was also named to the Coaches' All-SEC first team. The cornerback was again the lone freshman honored. 

Florida wideout Solomon Patton was named to the second team as a return specialist. The senior led the Gators in all-purpose yards (1269), including 642 kickoff return yardage and a 100-yard touchdown. 

The coaches' list...

Note: Following a 11-win season in 2012, the Gators had seven representatives -- including six first-team members: TE Jordan Reed, RB Mike Gillislee, K Caleb Sturgis, DT Sharrif Floyd, S Matt Elam, P Kyle Christy -- on the AP All-SEC teams. ... The coaches All-SEC teams will be released later this week. 

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Does he play QB? Can he throw or run for Touchdowns on offense? Then what does it matter when your offense averages 10 points a game and has a new OC and the same ole crappy players returning for next season?

Congrats to VH3, he had a helluva season. Looking forward to him starting from day 1 in 2014.

Is VH3 playing in the bowl game this year?

No, not this year. But, like the canes say every year, wait til next year.

Lol...do U really think you are going bowling next year? Hahahahahahahaha! Same coach less players, same qb, backup oline now starters,best defenders hands down headed out and no rbs? Really, Idaho's gonna have a field day.

Jlo and gatoralum need to start making excuses now for the Idaho game next year, just sayin. Please be creative guys, I am tired of the same lame excuses from you boys.

LOL,HE IS THE ONLY PAYER U HAVE COMING BACK AND HE HAS TO LEARN A NEW SYSTEM. MUSCHAMP WILL BE GONE NEXT SEASON AND HE WILL HAVE TO LEARN YET ANOTHER SYSTEM. RECRUITS SEE THIS "TURNOVER " IN COACHING AND GET LEERY . FURTURE IS DIM FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS. SEE YA IN THE FUNNY PAGES IN SEPT.

we suck

Florida missed a bowl for the first time in 22 seasons. The chances they don't make a bowl game in 2014 are quite slim. Quite.

UF had the 1st losing season in 34 years, canes have losing seasons and miss bowls much more often. And, UF fires coaches when we need to, Muschamp next year if he doesn't turn things around. Hope the canes enjoy 5 more years of Golden and D'Onofrio.

Lol...texas is talki.g to muschamp . Dont know why. Someone said he should take the job because he only has one year to fix ufelony and he would get 3 to fix texas plus it would be an upgrade.

Texas isn't talking to Golden?! What a shocker?! Funny, no one wants your coach.

Texas will hire Sabin and well you gatahs are stuck with the garbage man muschump. Enjoy those next few 4 win seasons and oh yea, be ready for Idaho. LMFAO.

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