Florida Gators’ Chauncey Gardner-Johnson declares for NFL draft

The Cocoa native started 25 of his final 26 games at UF.
The Florida Gators' Chauncey Gardner-Johnson will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. [ TIMES FILE ]
The Florida Gators' Chauncey Gardner-Johnson will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. [ TIMES FILE ]
Published November 26
Updated November 27

Florida Gators defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, he announced Monday evening on Twitter.

The 6-foot, 208-pound Cocoa native appeared in every game during his three years at UF and started 25 times. He was the MVP of the Outback Bowl as a true freshman and continued to be one of the Gators' top defensive players as a sophomore and junior, even after switching from safety to nickelback this season.

Gardner-Johnson was tied for the team lead with two interceptions. He also ranked fourth with 66 tackles and third with nine tackles for a loss.

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