Greatest Gator Career Records -- 3

We wrap up our summertime stroll through the Gator record book with a dozen of the most impressive and unbreakable marks in school history. Today we reach the midpoint of the countdown. I want to remind you that I had to leave off a bunch of records since there were so many impressive ones to choose from and I was committed to keeping the list to a dozen.

Additionally I limited myself to three Tim Tebow records because there are about 6-10 records of his that could stand for years and years to come.

Here are some of the marks that missed the cut for one reason or another:

Jeff Chandler -- 368 points
Bart Edmiston -- 114 consecutive PATs
John Reaves -- 59 interceptions
Chris Doering -- 31 receiving TDs
Aaron Hernandez -- 111 receptions by a TE
Tim Tebow 203 -- passes without an interception, career passing efficiency, career low interception percentage and 12,232 yards total offense

That said let's begin part three of our look at some incredible standards that have been set by Gators over the years.

No. 12 Alex Brown -- 33 QB sacks
No. 11 Eric Wilbur -- 9,900 yards punting
No. 10 Carlos Alvarez -- 2,563 receiving yards
No. 9 Chris Leak -- 11,213 passing yards


No. 8 Errict Rhett -- 4,163 rushing yards ---- His first year at Florida, Rhett redshirted while watching Emmitt Smith ramble for 1,599 yards. Then in 1990 he battled Willie McClendon for playing time before taking over the job and becoming one of the most productive players in school history. Rhett is still the only player to lead the Gators in rushing yards four years in a row, including his sensational senior year when he ran for 1,289. Having the career rushing record is legacy enough, but he will forever be remembered for his amazing 41-carry performance in the 1993 "Mud Bowl" win over Georgia in Jacksonville. It will be a long time before any Florida runner gets enough carries for enough years to challenge this mark.

No. 7 Brandon James -- 4,089 return yards ---- James has the Gator kickoff return yardage record (2,718) by almost 1,500 yards. He also has the punt return yard record (1,371) by an additional 500-plus yards. Put them together and you have a record that could live forever. One reason for that, Florida doesn't let its opponents kick off very often so it'll be tough to pile up too much real estate.


We have now featured half of the dozen records we have singled out as the most impressive and unbreakable in school history. Coming up next records held by two of Florida's three Heisman Trophy winners.

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