It's nothing new for Sharrif Floyd. The junior has been raking in the awards since they started to be released this preseason. Floyd is also named to the watch lists for the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi.
Floyd was also selected as a third team defense All-SEC preseason selection by the media and a second team defense All-SEC preseason selection by the coaches.
Floyd started the final 11 games of the 2011 season for Florida. He had 46 tackles with 6.5 tackles for a loss. He led the team with four quarterback hurries. He spent most of the season playing defensive end, but after he slid inside to his natural position of defensive tackle in the Gator Bowl win over Ohio State, Floyd had one pass breakup, one blocked kick and his first career sack.
He has 69 tackles and 13 tackles for a loss in his two-year career in Gainesville.