Versatility. If you were looking for one word to describe redshirt sophomore Valdez Showers’ role in the Florida Gators offense, that would be it. And Showers’ versatility was on full display in Saturday’s season opener against the Toledo Rockets.
Showers made the switch to running back just a few weeks ago while the team was still in fall camp. At the time he was battling...
Usually a move to the other side of the ball for a player is out of necessity or maybe a wild shot at finding a better home for a player. For the Florida Gators who were looking to add a little bit of speed in the backfield, moving Valdez Showers from safety to running back seems to be one of those golden moves that may really surprise.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Michigan wanted him. So did Michigan State.
One of the state's most high-profile recruits his senior season in 2010, Gators redshirt sophomore Valdez Showers was named Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year at Madison Heights High, located 15 minutes north of downtown Detroit.
He surprised some in his home state when he chose to sign with Florida as a defensive...
There were times in 2011 where Valdez Showers felt in over his head. The complexities of the defense that Will Muschamp and Dan Quinn installed were unlike anything the freshman had seen. Year two is different. Even though two upperclassmen starters block him, Showers is comfortable at safety as he goes into his second season at Florida.