Ring of Honor at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

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  1. Nomadigator

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    For a player or coach to merit consideration for induction into the Gators Football Ring of Honor, at least one of the following criteria must be met. In addition, the individual must have been departed from UF for at least five seasons, and he must be in good standing with the institution.

    Criteria to Merit Consideration
    • Heisman Trophy Winners (Spurrier, Wuerffel, Tebow)
    • Former UF All-Americans Inducted into NFL Hall of Fame for Accomplishments as Players (Youngblood)
    • Former UF All-Americans Who Are NFL Career Category Leaders (E. Smith – rushing)
    • Collegiate Career Category Leaders
    • Coaches with UF National Championships (Spurrier)
    • Coaches with at least 3 UF SEC Championships (Spurrier)
    • Players with 2 or more consensus All-American honors (AP, Walter Camp, Sporting News, AFCA, FWAA, UPI) who have also been named National Offensive/Defensive Players of Year (AP, Walter Camp, Sporting News, ABC, AFCA, FWAA, UPI) (Marshall)
    UF All-Americans since 1928: List of Florida Gators football All-Americans - Wikipedia

    Gator players not in the Ring who qualify: 0
    Gator coaches not in the Ring who qualify: 0 (UM obviously ain't in no good standing)

    Who's got next?
    • Lomas Brown/Wes Chandler - if they make the NFL HOF.
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    #1 Nomadigator, Oct 7, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2018
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    First of all, you didn’t list Timmy among the He15man winners. Slap yourself. Twice.

    Two players who MIGHT qualify (but I’m not sure) are Lomas Brown and (outside shot at NFL HOF nod) Wes Chandler.
     
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      Wes chandler plays for sos orUrban he wins a Heisman. He played in an offense with no chance for him to show his skills often
       
      • Nomadigator

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        Corrected per your astute nit-picking, sir!
         
      • InstiGATOR1

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        Exactly, perhaps the greatest athlete to ever play for UF and one of the very most skilled athletes too.
         
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          Chandler and Brown won't get into the NFL HOF, might need to loosen the restrictions up if we want more people, Urbie will get in posthumously.
           
        • oxrageous

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          There is no one on the horizon. The idea of Brown or Chandler getting in at this point is laughable.
           
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          ICYMI

           
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            That was awesome. Thanks for sharing.
             
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              • GatorJ

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                It should be ridiculously hard to get in. Like 5 people every 100 years hard. Once a generation players.
                 
                • Alumni Guy

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                  Urban qualifies
                   
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                    What are the disqualifying factors. :bandit:
                     
                    • jaywalker72

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                      Agree - have a Hall of Gator Awesomeness inside the museum somewhere for those who should be remembered as an all time Gator but save the Ring for the truly transcendent.
                       
                      • CGgater

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                        I thought we had a thread on this topic and both were rumored to be in the discussion? Not major names like Rice or E Smith, but fringe candidates.
                         
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                        Why would we want to loosen the restrictions? The point is not to put just any star player up...they have to be one of the true greats.
                         
                      • oxrageous

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                        Boy, I hope not. They weren't good enough.
                         
                      • Tay Bang

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                        No he doesn’t.
                         
                      • Alumni Guy

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                        While I’d hate to see him up there, he’s a head coach with a national title.

                        So, he does qualify. But just cause you can, doesn’t mean you will.
                         
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                        Urban is the only person currently eligible but will never get in.
                         

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