Found July 07, 2013 on
If this whole football thing doesn’t work out, Florida Gators starting quarterback Jeff Driskel now has a pretty nice fallback plan. The junior signal-caller inked a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox last week after being drafted in the 29th round by the club in last month’s MLB Amateur Draft.
Despite what it may seem like, don’t worry Gator fans as Driskel wasted no time reassuring the Gator Nation that he intends to continue to play football and that baseball is merely a backup plan.
“I am still a full-time student athlete at UF, fully committed to football. After my college career is over I want to pursue a professional career in the NFL,” Driskel said. “If I ever decide I want to play baseball, I want to play with the Boston Red Sox, who drafted me in the recent draft.”
Driskel, an outfielder, has not played baseball since 2011 when he was a senior at Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Fla.
Driskel is not the first college quarterback to sign a professional contract with an...
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Jeff Driskel spent last offseason battling it out with Jacoby Brissett for the right to be the Florida Gators starting quarterback. Now as he prepares to enter his junior season, Driskel is without question the team’s starter. And while it is nice to have an unquestioned starter at the most important position on the field, it is also nice to feel comfortable with his potential...
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Former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer finally addressed the Aaron Hernandez situation as it pertains to his former program.
Urban Meyer, the former head coach at Florida and the current head coach at Ohio State, has come out in defense of his and his staff’s treatment of his former player Aaron Hernandez and the ongoing saga which surrounds the former Gator tight end.
Meyer texted the Columbus Dispatch giving his opinion on the situation.
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In the wake of the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation, many a taking a hard look at what went on during Aaron's college years at Florida under head coach Urban Meyer.
The focus on Meyer has his familly pretty upset, and they're taking to Twitter to voice their opinions.
“When will we start holding individuals accountable for their own decisions/actions and stop blaming...
Three University of Florida football players were named to the preseason watch lists for two national awards on Monday, the Maxwell Football Club announced.
Quarterback Jeff Driskel was named to the 77th annual Maxwell Award watch list, while defensive lineman Dominique Easley and defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy were both named to 19th annual Bednarik Award watch list.Driskel, a...
The preseason national award watch lists have started to roll out, and three Florida players were placed on lists that were announced Monday morning. Quarterback Jeff Driskel was named to the Maxwell Award watch list, while defensive lineman Dominique Easley and defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy were named to the Bednarik Award watch list.