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Gators Gone Pro

Tracking former UF athletes through their professional sports careers

Harvin, Peterson putting injuries, losses behind them

Last Monday, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was pleasantly surprised when he heard from one of his injured stars who just landed in Minnesota. It was Memorial Day, and it was also Percy Harvin’s 24th birthday. But the dynamic receiver — still recovering from shoulder surgery in April and not able to practice — was reporting to work anyways. There’s simply no time to celebrate anything in Minnesota. Not with the franchise hoping to bounce back from two straight dismal seasons… Read More »

Another Gator prime to make his name with Broncos

The same day the Broncos parted ways with Tim Tebow, they immediately turned their attention to another Gator. Denver had landed highly prized quarterback Peyton Manning. Next on the agenda was surrounding him with not just weapons, but the right weapons. Then-free agent receiver Andre Caldwell was already involved in talks with the team but the moment Manning agreed to play in the Mile High City, Caldwell’s interests also soared to a new altitude. “He’s a veteran quarterback who knows… Read More »

Giants give N.J. native Will Hill first chance to Thrill

Will Hill is going back to the place where he was “The Thrill”. He’s going back home to New Jersey. He won’t be in West Orange, but he’ll be in East Rutherford about 45 miles away. There, he has the chance to play for the defending Super Bowl champion Giants, who signed Hill to a one-year, $390,000 contract on Tuesday. Hill was regarded by many to not only be the best safety in the nation, but the best overall athlete… Read More »