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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.