Gainesville, FL-- Florida true freshman cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, from Tampa's Wharton HS, was named to the ALL-SEC First Team Defense. He's the first true freshman at Florida to earn first-team ALL-SEC honors, since punter Shayne Edge in 1991.
Sophomore defensive end Dante Fowler, Jr, from St. Pete's Lakewood HS, was named to the ALl-SEC Second Team Defense. Fowler started every game for the Gators this season, and recorded 3.5 sacks.
Also named to the Second Team was junior cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy, who recently announced he is leaving school early to declare for the NFL Draft.
Hargreaves was the only freshman on the first team offense or defense. He had 3 interceptions this season, along with 11 passes broken up.
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