GAINESVILLE, Fla. - University of Florida junior quarterback Chris Leak
is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated released this week. Leak,
from Charlotte, N.C., is one of one of three players being featured on
regional covers of the national publication.
Leak's appearance marks the sixth time Florida has been featured on the
cover and the first time since Danny Wuerffel appeared in the in the
1996 national championship commemoration edition.
Ray McDonald was the first Gator featured on the SI cover in November
1985, followed by Wayne Peace in the September 1982 issue. Wuerffel made
the first of his two appearances on the cover in September of 1995.
Former football coach Steve Spurrier also appeared on the cover of the
December of 1996.