GAINESVILLE, Fla. The trophy rests in the living room of his apartment. Gators receiver Andre Debose glances at it often, a reminder of what can be.
I can see it every day, he said.
Debose was named Gator Bowl MVP on New Years Day in Floridas 24-17 win over Ohio State. He earned the award for a 99-yard kickoff return that gave the Gators the lead for good in a game they had to win to avoid their first losing season in more than 30 years.
Over the past two seasons Debose has made his mark for the Gators on special teams. The kickoff return against the Buckeyes was the third of his career, setting a new school record. Debose has also shown flashes of being a big-play receiver, hauling in scores of 80 and 65 yards last season.
Still, he envisions what can be. He knows there has to be more for him to be the player Florida fans heck, nearly every major school in the country drooled over coming out of Seminole High in Sanford.
Since that big day in Jacksonville, Debose has tried t...