It was the moment Marcell Harris was eagerly awaiting for. He received the marker.
"I noticed my boys and they were hyping me up," said Harris after making his first career interception in Florida's win over North Texas on Saturday. "But all you see is that marker in the air and I'm like yeah I'm going put that name on there."
The marker is no simple pen. Gators defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has a tradition, once you record a turnover and "get the ball," your name is written on a board on the sideline.
"You got Jarrad Davis he is tackling me, but then when I get off of the ground and I get to the sidelines, and I see him [Collins] with the marker, I was like dang, thats a good feeling."
As soon as the play began, the red-shirt sophomore realized he had seen it before earlier in the game, but this time everything was working in his favor.
"The D-line with the pressure they got, made the quarterback come up in the pocket and as he came up, I put my foot on the ground and got in front of the wide receiver, It was just the right time," he said. I feel blessed about it. It was a great thing to having a pick at The Swamp.
"It is what we work for. We execute the game plan and I do my job," added Harris. "Anytime I get a job or anytime I see a ball up in the air, being DBU, the best defense in the nation that we are, every ball is our ball and thats how we feel about.
The Gators defense certainly made a point against the Mean Green in the 32-0 win. The defense surrendered only 53 yards of total offense, the lowest its allowed in school history.
"Really it is unexplainable; you have no words for that," said Harris. "When you are out there everybody is playing together; everybody is flying to the ball."
Harris discusses the win more and the upcoming game against the Vols in the video above.