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finchmeister08
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Best TE in Gator history?
My history only goes as far as Ben Troupe so here's the list:


Ben Troupe
Aaron Hernandez
Jordan Reed
Trey Burton (was he really a TE)
Kyle Pitts

those are in no particular order. i remember hearing Troupe's name alot during the Zook era. I remember one play against Ole Miss:

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Bbobalou
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re: Best TE in Gator history?
I kinda skimmed over this topic but with some time to think on it. I keep flopping the order.

Aaron Hernandez (2007-09) He had 111 career catches, including 68 for 850 yards as a junior when he was named first-team All-American.

Ben Troupe (2000-03) He averaged 15.0 yards a reception in his four years at UF.

Kirk Kirkpatrick (1987-90) Kirkpatrick had only 27 catches before Steve Spurrier arrived and allowed him to split out more often. The result? A 55-catch season with seven touchdowns.

Aaron Walker (1999-2002) He also played baseball, but it was in the football field where Walker excelled, catching 56 passes in his career for 716 yards.

Kyle Pitts (2018-19) During the 2020 season, curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pitts scored 12 touchdowns in eight games while gaining 770 yards on 43 receptions

Cornelius Ingram (2005-08) An injury cut his career short, but the former high school quarterback still managed to catch 64 passes in the Urban Meyer offense, eight of them for scores.

Are players that come to mind. That list isn't in a particular order.

I liked Jordan Reed (2010-12) also.
This post was edited on 1/11 at 6:40 pm


finchmeister08
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re: Best TE in Gator history?
i forgot about ingram. he was a beast too. i don't remember much about troupe, but i find it odd you got him above pitts. i guess that's just because pitts is still fresh on the mind.


Bbobalou
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re: Best TE in Gator history?
As I said there is no order in that list. I will edit some stats on them in a second.


finchmeister08
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re: Best TE in Gator history?
who downvotes this thread?


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Bbobalou
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re: Best TE in Gator history?
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who downvotes this thread?


I saw that also. Someone doesn't like you. It can't be the topic.


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olemc999
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re: Best TE in Gator history?
Troupe was cool. He was doing that leaping over defenders deal before it even became a thing.


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OkefenokeeKid
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re: Best TE in Gator history?
Some snowflake who still wants to pretend Hernandez didn't play for us? The kid may have had off field issues galore, but he was a straight up baller.


I'd probably take Pitts/Hernandez over the rest. They were the most electric/dynamic that I can remember watching for almost any team. Jordan Reed fumbling the ball going into the endzone against the dawgs has always left a sour taste in my mouth.


reel_gator8
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re: Best TE in Gator history?
Everyone missed...our very best TE was Wilbur Marshall, who came to UF as a TE and played the position as a frosh, then converted (thank God) to DE and was 2 time AA and a first round pick by the Bears, helped them win SB and then signed with Redskins and helped them win a SB. I saw him in person several times and watched him play at red stick with a broken wrist in a cast. He made a one handed pick in the end zone and returned it to the 24 yd line. The next play Neal Anderson ran 76 yds on a sweep play and sealed the tigahs fate.

Wilbur was also the MVP when Southern Cal came to the Swamp(1982) and it was packed and nationally televised, he sacked QB Sean Salisbury so many times or made him throw balls in the dirt...Keith Jackson and Frank Broyles gushed over and over about his speed and quickness. USC tried to double team him but he was quick as an alley cat. Worn # 88 and was a great guy....he babysat for HC Charlie Pell.

BTW I didnt down vote you Finch, never have. I just post what I feel and thats the extent of it.


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SpartyGator
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re: Best TE in Gator history?
quote:

Cornelius Ingram (2005-08)


I believe he played hoops too. Very good athlete back in then. Although AH ended up being great of course.


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