Oh goodness, this is awkward. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The mother of a high school football recruit walked out of her son’s televised announcement on Wednesday after he chose a school that was not to her liking.

Four-star wide receiver Jacob Copeland was choosing between three schools: Alabama, Florida and Tennessee. His mother sitting beside him was wearing an Alabama sweatshirt and Tennessee hat. She had a 66 percent chance of being happy. Instead, Copeland chose the Gators.

This was not an easy decision for Copeland.

When players choose between schools there are bound to be hurt feelings. It’s just not that often that you see a parent so upset by a child’s decision, though we’ve seen it happen twice before to the same mom.

QUIZ: Name every member of the Florida Gators to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft

Since 1945, the University of Florida Gators have sent 50 players to the pros in the first round of the NFL draft. How many can you name?

Clue: Year-Draft Number-Position-Team

Note: 8 players share the same last names, therefore first and last names are required for correct answers on these clues.

 

Score:
0/51
Time:
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1945 - 2 B - PIT
Paul Duhart
1950 - 3 HB - CHI
Chuck Hunsinger
1967 - 3 QB - SFO
Steve Spurrier
1969 - 8 RB - RAM
Larry Smith
1970 - 20 DB - NYJ
Steve Tannen
1971 - 20 DE - RAM
Jack Youngblood
1972 - 14 QB - PHI
John Reaves
1975 - 14 LB - CIN
Glenn Cameron
1978 - 3 WR - NOR
Wes Chandler
1983 - 13 FB - DET
James Jones
1984 - 11 LB - CHI
Wilber Marshall
1985 - 6 T - DET
Lomas Brown
1985 - 27 RB - MIA
Lorenzo Hampton
1986 - 15 FB - SEA
John Williams
1986 - 27 RB - CHI
Neal Anderson
1987 - 27 WR - DEN
Ricky Nattiel
1988 - 21 LB - CLE
Clifford Charlton
1989 - 12 DE - CHI
Trace Armstrong
1989 - 23 T - HOU
David Williams
1989 - 25 DB - MIA
Louis Oliver
1990 - 17 RB - DAL
Emmitt Smith
1991 - 15 LB - PIT
Huey Richardson
1995 - 6 DE - STL
Kevin Carter
1995 - 15 DT - IND
Ellis Johnson
1997 - 7 WR - NYG
Ike Hilliard
1997 - 16 WR - TAM
Reidel Anthony
1998 - 9 RB - JAX
Fred Taylor
1998 - 23 G - OAK
Mo Collins
1999 - 16 DE - TEN
Jevon Kearse
1999 - 24 DT - SFO
Reggie McGrew
2000 - 10 WR - BAL
Travis Taylor
2001 - 3 DT - CLE
Gerard Warren
2001 - 14 T - TAM
Kenyatta Walker
2002 - 26 DB - PHI
Lito Sheppard
2003 - 22 QB - CHI
Rex Grossman
2007 - 17 DE - DEN
Jarvis Moss
2007 - 21 DB - JAX
Reggie Nelson
2008 - 8 DE - JAX
Derrick Harvey
2009 - 22 WR - MIN
Percy Harvin
2010 - 7 DB - CLE
Joe Haden
2010 - 18 C - PIT
Maurkice Pouncey
2010 - 25 QB - DEN
Tim Tebow
2011 - 15 G - MIA
Mike Pouncey
2013 - 23 DT - MIN
Sharrif Floyd
2013 - 32 DB - BAL
Matt Elam
2014 - 29 DT - NWE
Dominique Easley
2015 - 3 OLB - JAX
Dante Fowler
2015 - 24 T - ARI
D.J. Humphries
2016 - 11 CB - TAM
Vernon Hargreaves
2016 - 17 SS - ATL
Keanu Neal
2017- 21 - LB - DET
Jarrad Davis
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