Florida's Spikes, Harvin named All-Americans
Florida LB Brandon Spikes and WR/RB Percy Harvin were named to the American Football Coaches Association's All-America team today.
Spikes leads the team with 80 tackles, and has four interceptiosn, and 8.0 tackles for loss, including two sacks. All four of
Spikes’ interceptions have come against top-25 opponents, which is
tied for first among all players nationally and is the most by any
linebacker in the country. Spikes is one of five linebackers in the
nation to have two interceptions returned for touchdowns this season. He has led the Gators in tackles in 10 of the last 16 games he has played in, recording 10-or-more tackles in five of his last 13 outings.
Harvin, who was selected to the team as an all-purpose athlete, is averaging 103.0 all-purpose yards per game for the Gators and has scored 16 touchdowns in 2008, nine rushing and seven receiving. He has scored a touchdown in each of the last 14 games, which leads the nation. He has rushed for 538 yards on 61 carries this season, averaging 8.8 yards per rush, second best in the nation. Harvin leads the Gators with 35 catches and 595 receiving yards, averaging 17.0 yards per catch.
Harvin injured his ankle in last week's game at Florida State, and has not practiced this week. On Wednesday, he participated in running drills in the pool, but for now is still listed as questionable.