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Deonte Thompson scores his first touchdown as a Baltimore Raven

Deonte Thompson just scored his first NFL touchdown as a Baltimore Raven. It was a lot harder for him to catch touchdown as a Gator because his quarterback was John Brantley. No offense Brantley but you spent more time in the fetal position than throwing passes for the Florida Gators. The Gators still love you though. You were but in a terrible position but hey, you got a really...
Via Throw The Flag
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

John Brantley, Deonte Thompson And William Green Sign NFL Free Agent Deals

Two former Florida Gators were expected to be selected in the 2012 NFL draft and exactly two were. Defensive lineman Jaye Howard went to the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round and running back Chris Rainey joined former teammates Maurkice Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert after he was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round. No other Gator heard his name called during the...
Via The Bull Gator
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Gator talent on display at annual Pro Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The most talented players at Florida's Pro Day were spectators. Undersized running back Chris Rainey and underachieving defensive tackle Jaye Howard were the main attractions for NFL scouts Tuesday. No general managers and only one head coach, Jacksonville's Mike Mularkey, were on hand for the workouts. It was a stark contrast from recent years...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida holds Pro Day for mid-, late-round picks

The most talented players at Florida's Pro Day were spectators. Undersized running back Chris Rainey and underachieving defensive tackle Jaye Howard were the main attractions for NFL scouts Tuesday. No general managers and only one head coach, Jacksonville's Mike Mularkey, were on hand for the workouts. It was a stark contrast from recent years, when the Gators showcased...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Battle of Florida Experience and Scouting Notes

Battle of Florida was a great experience for everyone who attended as well as participated. All this week players were able to showcase their talents in front of over 140 Professional Scouts. There were tons of NFL players, NFL Agents, and professors here watching their family members, clients and students play in the first inaugural Battle of Florida. Boca Raton, Florida was such...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Three Former Gators Take Part in Inaugural Battle of Florida

The Battle of Florida game played Saturday night in Boca Raton at FAU Stadium featured three former Gators, Deonte Thompson (Belle Glade) Dan Wenger (Coral Springs) and William Green (Hoover, Ala.). Wenger and Thompson played for the South team while Green participated for the North squad. Bobby Bowden's North team blew out Howard Schnellenberger's South squad in the inaugural...
Via gatorzone.com
January 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Battle of Florida a Final College Stage for Thompson and Others to Shine On

A quick scan of the rosters yields plenty of familiar names to those in the Sunshine State who follow college football closely. There's former South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia, Florida State running back Jermaine Thomas, USF receiver A.J. Love, Kentucky linebacker Ronnie Sneed and Gators receiver Deonte Thompson.
Via gatorzone.com
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Three Gators Set to Play in Inaugural Battle of Florida Game

A trio of Gators have been named to the rosters of the inaugural Battle of Florida game set to take place at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton later this month. Wide receiver Deonte Thompson (Belle Glade) and offensive lineman Dan Wenger (Coral Springs) have been named to the South roster while defensive end William Green (Hoover, Ala.) was selected to the North roster.
Via gatorzone.com
January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Gators go to practice, take part in ceremonies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. When the Gators reconvened Tuesday to begin preparing for the Jan. 2 Gator Bowl here against Ohio State, Florida alum Jay Alligood was one of the Gator Bowl volunteers to greet the Florida football team. Alligood has a prime assignment this week as one of the Gators' primary guides around town. He'll accompany the team to bowl functions, press conferences...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Gators open bowl practice without Demps, Thompson

Florida arrived at the Gator Bowl without running back Jeff Demps and still searching for two key positions on Will Muschamp's coaching staff. Demps missed the team's first practice Tuesday at Jacksonville University to attend to a personal matter, Muschamp said. Second on the team with 539 yards rushing and a team-high six touchdowns, Demps is expected to join the Gators...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp to the Wide Receivers: "You Got to Get Open."

The Florida wide receivers have been a topic of discussion all season long. After 10 games, the Gators' leading pass catchers are a running back - Chris Rainey with 335 yards - and tight end - Jordan Reed with 24 receptions. To make matters worse, the leaders at the wide receiver position are Andre Debose with 272 yards and Deonte Thompson with 17 receptions. 10 games have passed...
Via The Bull Gator
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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