Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/16/12
GAINESVILLE, Fla. When they got here and looked around the locker room, star power was everywhere. There was Tebow, Spikes, Harvin, Cooper, Haden, the Pouncey brothers and others. Those players are now in NFL, but when the Gators' 2012 senior class first arrived, they were the faces of the program. They played for a star coach in Urban Meyer and the hottest program, one that won two national titles in three years. Those wide-eyed freshmen figured the joy ride would continue without so much a bump in the road. That was in their youth. As they prepare for senior day on Saturday at The Swamp, Florida's 18 seniors have a different story to tell. "Im much more mature now,'' defensive tackle Omar Hunter said. "When I first came in, I wasnt that mature. I thought everything was going to be handed to me. "I saw I had to work for things and be more mature. Throughout my years, Ive become better as a person and a football player. Their story starts off as mostly reserves or redshirts ...
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