Orr wants to do his part

Junior defensive tackle Leon Orr has one thing on his mind in 2013. He wants to be a productive part on one of the best defenses in all of college football. The Gators' 6-6, 305 pound interior lineman will have to work hard as usual for playing time, but can see the light in terms of being a team player that makes some noise this year.

It isn't about personal awards for Leon Orr, he is all about means to an end and that end is winning football games and championships for the Florida Gators. He wants to be a guy that the staff knows when he steps on the field, he will be doing his job.

"I just want to produce," Orr said Thursday at Florida's media day. "I want to be a guy that contributes to our wins and positive production. I just want to produce and become a better defensive lineman for the university."

In his fourth year on campus, Orr can tell he has matured into a player that can be counted on. In all aspects of his game and his physical being, he has tried to focus on getting himself better.

"I feel like I just improved overall," he said. "Every year I am trying to improve my body, my technique, and the way I am approaching the game. If you are being complacent, you aren't going to last long, so every day I am trying to improve… including today with interviews (he said with a smile).

Orr believes this Florida defense will be good. He says that turnover happens, of which Florida had a lot after the 2012 season. However, he expects the current personnel to step up just like last year and make some noise with their ability in 2013.

"It's not necessarily how we are going to be good," he said when asked what will make this defense as good as or better than a year ago? "We are going to continue to do what we were doing last year and build on it.

"I can't give you a specific example how we will be different. At the end of the day we still hold the same values and motivations when it comes to getting better as a team or a unit. With this group we will keep progressing. That is always how it has been at Florida… whenever one class leaves a new class will come in and continue the grind.

Finally, Orr says this team is built in solidarity and one goal… to do everything as hard and as fast as they can.

"The biggest strength is our relentlessness as a team," he said. "We built everything… our talents and techniques together. When one eats, we all eat at the same time, just like Gators. That isn't symbolic, it is realistic."

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