Three of four Gators on Preseason All-SEC team from Tampa Bay area
Four Florida Gators were selected to the SEC Preseason All-SEC team, chosen by the league's media on Thursday.
Three of those players are from the Tampa Bay area.
The Gators were picked to finish third in the SEC East. If it's any consolation for Florida fans, the media has only picked the eventual champion correctly four times in 22 years.
Sophomore DB Vernon Hargreaves III and DB Dante Fowler, Jr., were both named to the preseason All-SEC First Team on defense.
Senior OF Chaz Green was named to the Third Team on offense - the only Gator to be selected Preseason All-SEC on offense. Green missed all of last season with a shoulder injury.
Fowler, a St. Petersburg Lakewood alum, has made appearances in 25 games with 13 starts in his career. He has 80 tackles, 18.5 tackles-for-loss and six sacks in his two seasons
Hargreaves, a Wharton alum, appeared in every game as a freshman last season, including 10 starts. The Freshman All-American led the team with three interceptions and 11 pass breakups, and his 26 tackles ranked seventh on the squad.
Gators kick-return Andre Debose, who also missed all of last season with an injury, was named to the second team as a specialist.