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Gators CB Marcus Roberson declares for the NFL Draft



Add Florida junior DB Marcus Roberson to the list of Gators who will not return next season.

Roberson will forego his senior season and enter the NFL Draft, Florida coach Will Muschamp said.

“Marcus has informed me that he has made the decision to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL,” Muschamp said. “Marcus was part of our first recruiting class and it was a pleasure watching him mature and develop both on and off the field during his time here. I look forward to watching himplay on Sundays and, like all of our players, I encourage them to return to complete his degree.”

Roberson, a native of Ft. Lauderdale, played in seven games this past season, with four starts. He had 11 solo tackles and three pass breakups. In his career, Roberson had 56 tackles, with 17 pass breakups and three interceptions.
In 2012, he was named to the All-SEC Second Team.

“I’m very thankful of everyone at Florida that helped me to get to this point in my career," Roberson said. "From Tony Meacham, my academic adviser, to Jeff Dillman to Coach Muschamp and the entire coaching staff. It’s been a great experience here and now that it is over I can truly appreciate everything that is in place here for players to be successful and have an opportunity to play at the next level.”

Florida junior DB Loucheiz Purifoy declared for the draft in December. The Gators also had seven offensive players transfer at the end of the semester.

[Last modified: Friday, January 3, 2014 2:55pm]


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