Countdown to Kickoff: Day #34 Alex Anzalone

Sunday marks 34 days until the Gators kick off the season, less than five weeks away. Junior middle linebacker Alex Anzalone wears 34 for the Gators.

After two years of not doing much at all on defense, middle linebacker Alex Anzalone is set to have a breakout season in 2015. If you had to pick starter right now in the middle Anzalone would be that guy due to injuries, but also a strong spring in which the staff was very pleased with his play.

With just 16 tackles total in his first two years Anzalone should triple that number in 2015 with his sure tackling and ability to square up on the guy with the ball.

At 6-foot-2 and 244 punds he is the biggest linebacker on scholarship and should be a great matchup in the running game.

Anzalone was a late steal from Notre Dame in the recruiting process three years ago and has waited his time. That time has come.

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Here is a quick look at the linebacker situation beyond 2015.


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