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Antonya English

Former Gator Wes Chandler among SEC Legends

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September

Former Florida All-American Wes Chandler has been chosen by the SEC for the SEC 2013 Football Legends Class. He's among 14 former SEC athletes who excelled on the field and played a role in the history of the sport at their respective schools.

A first-team All-American for the Gators in both 1976 and 1977, Chandler is one of the best receivers in Florida history, leading the team in receiving three straight years.  He had 92 career passes for 1,963 yards and a then-school record 22 touchdowns. He is currently No. 8 on the career touchdowns list.

He finished his career with the Gators as the highest-scoring non-kicker in Florida’s history. He was also an Academic All-American his senior season, who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints. He had an 11-year career in the NFL, where he played in four Pro Bowls for the Saints and San Diego Chargers, where he was an All-Pro for the Chargers in 1982.

The class will be honored at the 2013 SEC Football “Weekend of Champions” Dec. 6-7 in Atlanta during the weekend of the SEC Football Championship game.

 



[Last modified: Thursday, September 19, 2013 9:24am]

    

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