Ratliff received the Ray Graves Award, which goes to the squad's Most Valuable Player as selected by his teammates. Free safety Daryl Dixon received the Fergie Ferguson Award, which is presented annually to the senior player (as selected by his teammates) who displays outstanding leadership, character and courage. This season there were two recipients of the Gene Ellenson Most Inspirational Player Award, as wide receiver Carlos Perez and cornerback Johnny Lamar were awarded the honor. The James Kynes Award (outstanding lineman) went to offensive guard Shannon Snell. The Rex Farrior Award winner (team-oriented player) was linebacker Reid Fleming. The John Eibner Award as the top scout team player went to free safety Zephrin Augustine.
Most outstanding player awards were also presented for position areas. Ciatrick Fason was the recipient of the Outstanding Running Back Award and Keiwan Ratliff received the honor for Outstanding Defensive Back. Mike Degory was named the Outstanding Offensive Lineman, while Bobby McCray was the recipient of the Outstanding Defensive Lineman Award. Channing Crowder was the recipient of UF's Outstanding Linebacker Award, while Ben Troupe and Kelvin Kight shared the honor of Outstanding Receiver. Junior kicker Matt Leach was named the Outstanding Special Teams Player.
Quarterback Chris Leak was the recipient of the Freshman Player of the Year, while Ran Carthon and Guss Scott were honored with the True Gator Award. Darrell Lee was the first-ever recipient of the Coaches' Award. Max Starks and Troupe were the three recipients of the Captain Award for Offense, while Dixon and Ratliff received the award for Defense.
LIST OF AWARDS
Ray Graves Award (MVP)
Fergie Ferguson Award (Outstanding Leadership)
Gene Ellenson Award (Most Inspirational Player)
Carlos Perez and Johnny Lamar
James Kynes Award (Outstanding Lineman)
Rex Farrior Award (Team-Oriented Player)
John Eibner Award (Outstanding Scout Team Player)
Offense - Ben Troupe and Max Starks
Defense - Daryl Dixon and Keiwan Ratliff
True Gator Award
Ran Carthon and Guss Scott
Most Outstanding Player Awards
Ben Troupe and Kelvin Kight