2012 Florida Gators football
SEC Eastern Division Co-Champions
Sugar Bowl vs. #22 Louisville, L, 23–33
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
BCSNo. 3
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 9
2012 record11–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachWill Muschamp (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorBrent Pease (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorDan Quinn (2nd season)
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
Florida   0 0         0 0  
Georgia   0 0         0 0  
Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
Missouri   0 0         0 0  
South Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0         0 0  
Western Division
Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Arkansas   0 0         0 0  
Auburn   0 0         0 0  
LSU   0 0         0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         0 0  
Ole Miss   0 0         0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 1, 2012
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2012 college football season. The Gators competed in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. The 2012 season was the Gators' second under head coach Will Muschamp. They finished the season with 11-2 overall, 7-1 SEC, earning the title SEC Eastern Division Co-Champions with Georgia. The team was invited to the 2013 Sugar Bowl, where they lost to the Louisville Cardinals, 33–23.

Previous season[edit | edit source]

The 2011 Florida Gators compiled an 7–6 overall win-loss record, and a 3–5 record in the Southeastern Conference. They concluded the 2011 season with a victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Gator Bowl.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

The 2012 Orange and Blue Debut game was played on April 7 at 1 p.m. and was televised on Sun Sports.[1] Blue defeated Orange 21-20 in front of 38,100 fans.[2]

The October 20 game against South Carolina hosted ESPN's College Gameday.[3]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 3:30 p.m. Bowling Green #23 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN W 27–14   84,704
September 8 3:30 p.m. at Texas A&M #24 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ESPN W 20–17   87,114
September 15 6:00 p.m. at #23 Tennessee #18 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Rivalry) ESPN W 37–20   102,455
September 22 12:21 p.m. Kentucky #14 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL SECN W 38–0   87,102
October 6 3:30 p.m. #4 LSU #10 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL (Rivalry) CBS W 14–6   90,824
October 13 6:00 p.m. at Vanderbilt #4 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN ESPNU W 31–17   40,350
October 20 3:30 p.m. #9 South Carolina #3 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS W 44–11   90,833
October 27 3:30 p.m. vs. #12 Georgia #3 EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) CBS L 9–17   84,644
November 3 12:00 p.m. Missouri #8 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPN2 W 14–7   90,496
November 10*† 12:21 p.m. Louisiana–Lafayette #7 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL SECN W 27–20   86,482
November 17* 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville State #7 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL PPV W 23–0   82,691
November 24* 3:30 p.m. at #10 Florida State #6 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ABC W 37–26   83,429
January 2, 2013* 8:30 p.m. vs. #22 Louisville #4 Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ESPN L 23-33   54,178
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released before game time. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Rankings[edit | edit source]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 23 24 18 14 11 10 4 3 3 8 7 7 6 5 4
Coaches' 23 23 17 14 12 11 6 4 3 8 7 7 6 5 4 10 
Harris Not released 6 3 3 8 7 7 5 5 4 Not released 
BCS Not released 2 2 7 6 6 4 4 3 Not released


Roster[edit | edit source]

2012 Florida Gators roster

Quarterbacks

  • 6 Jeff DriskelSophomore
  • 9 Jacob Guy – Freshman
  • 10 Tyler Murphy – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 12 Jacoby Brissett – Sophomore
  • 17 Skyler Mornhinweg – Freshman
  • 19 Ryan McGriff – Redshirt Freshman

Running Backs

  • 8 Trey Burton – Junior
  • 16 Scott Peek – Redshirt Senior
  • 23 Mike GillisleeSenior
  • 24 Matt Jones – Freshman
  • 32 Chris Johnson – Sophomore
  • 33 Mack Brown – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 35 Jessie Schmitt – Redshirt Freshman
  • 37 Mark Herndon – Freshman
  • 41 Hunter Joyer – Sophomore

Wide Receivers

  • 1 Quinton Dunbar – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 4 Andre Debose – Redshirt Junior
  • 13 Latroy Pittman – Freshman
  • 13 Christian Provancha – Sophomore
  • 15 Ryan Parrish – Junior
  • 30 Michael McNeely – Sophomore
  • 33 Chris Maignan – Redshirt Junior
  • 81 Darius Masline – Freshman
  • 83 Solomon Patton – Junior
  • 85 Frankie Hammond, Jr. – Redshirt Senior
  • 86 Raphael Andrades – Freshman
  • 87 A. J. Mobley – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 89 Stephen Alli – Redshirt Junior

Tight Ends

  • 11 Jordan ReedRedshirt Junior
  • 18 Kent Taylor – Freshman
  • 20 Omarius Hines – Redshirt Senior
  • 80 Tevin Westbrook – Sophomore
  • 82 Bair Diamond – Freshman
  • 84 Colin Thompson – Freshman
  • 88 Clay Burton – Sophomore
 

Offensive Line

  • 50 Sam Robey – Redshirt Senior
  • 62 Cole Gilliam – Redshirt Junior
  • 63 Trip Thurman – Redshirt Freshman
  • 64 Kyle Koehne – Redshirt Junior
  • 65 Tommy Jordan – Redshirt Freshman
  • 66 James Wilson – Redshirt Senior
  • 67 Jon Halapio – Redshirt Junior
  • 68 John Reichardt – Senior
  • 70 D. J. Humphries – Freshman
  • 71 Matt Patchan – Redshirt Junior
  • 72 Jonotthan Harrison – Redshirt Junior
  • 73 Xavier Nixon – Senior
  • 74 Jessamen Dunker – Freshman
  • 75 Chaz Green – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 76 Max Garcia – Incoming Transfer
  • 77 Ian Silberman – Redshirt Sophomore

Defensive Line

  • 2 Dominique Easley – Junior
  • 4 Damien Jacobs – Junior
  • 6 Dante Fowler, Jr. – Freshman
  • 44 Leon Orr – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 57 Dakota Wilson – Freshman
  • 58 Nick Alajajian – Senior
  • 68 John Reichardt – Redshirt Junior
  • 73 Sharrif Floyd – Junior
  • 90 Jonathan Bullard – Freshman
  • 91 Earl Okine – Redshirt Senior
  • 93 Kedric Johnson – Redshirt Junior
  • 94 Bryan Cox Jr. – Freshman
  • 95 Alex McCallister – Freshman
  • 98 Quinteze Williams – Freshman
  • 99 Omar Hunter – Redshirt Senior
 

Buck

  • 7 Ronald Powell – Junior

Linebackers

  • 1 Jon BosticSenior
  • 3 Jelani Jenkins – Redshirt Junior
  • 11 Neiron Ball – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 12 Antonio Morrison – Freshman
  • 25 Gideon Ajagbe – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 28 Jeremi Powell – Freshman
  • 34 Lerentee McCray – Redshirt Senior
  • 36 David Campbell – Redshirt Junior
  • 48 Wes Owings – Freshman
  • 49 Darrin Kitchens – Junior
  • 51 Michael Taylor – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 53 Cody Adams – Redshirt Freshman

Cornerbacks

  • 5 Marcus Roberson – Sophomore
  • 8 Jeremy Brown – Redshirt Junior
  • 14 Jaylen Watkins – Junior
  • 15 Loucheiz Purifoy – Sophomore
  • 22 Hugh Miles – Redshirt Freshman
  • 24 Brian Poole – Freshman
  • 27 Willie Bailey – Freshman
  • 31 Cody Riggs – Junior

Safeties

  • 9 Josh Evans – Senior
  • 10 Valdez Showers – Redshirt Freshman
  • 20 Marcus Maye – Freshman
  • 21 Jabari Gorman – Sophomore
  • 21 Evan Schroeder – Redshirt Freshman
  • 22 Matt Elam – Junior
  • 26 De'Ante Saunders – Sophomore
  • 27 Ben Peacock – Redshirt Freshman
  • 29 Rhaheim Ledbetter – Freshman
  • 30 Tim Clark – Redshirt Junior

Punters

  • 0 Grant Van Aman – Freshman
  • 4 Kyle ChristySophomore
  • 39 Todd Fennell – Redshirt Freshman
  • 40 Justin Vogel – Freshman

Kickers

  • 16 Austin Hardin – Freshman
  • 19 Caleb SturgisRedshirt Senior
  • 47 John Crofoot – Redshirt Junior
  • 95 Francisco Velez – Junior
  • 97 Brad Phillips – Junior

Long Snappers

  • 43 Kyle Crofoot – Redshirt Freshman
  • 46 Drew Ferris – Junior
  • 54 Christopher Guido – Senior

Coaching staff[edit | edit source]

  • Receivers Coach Hill resigned so Coach Pease and graduate assistiant Bush Hamdan will coach receivers
Name Current Responsibilities Joined Staff
Will Muschamp Head Coach 2011
Brent Pease Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks* 2012
Dan Quinn Defensive Coordinator 2011
D.J. Durkin Linebackers/Special Teams 2010
Tim Davis Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator 2012
Brian White Running Backs 2009
Derek Lewis Tight Ends 2011
Travaris Robinson Defensive Backs 2011
Bryant Young Defensive Line 2011

Recruiting class[edit | edit source]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Raphael Andrades
WR
Tallahassee, Florida Lincoln 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 180 lb (82 kg) Feb 1,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Willie Bailey
CB
Hallandale, Florida Hallandale 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 165 lb (75 kg) Apr 6,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Jonathan Bullard
DE
Shelby, North Carolina Crest 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 255 lb (116 kg) Jan 7,
2012 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 82
Bryan Cox Jr.
DE
Fort Lauderdale, Florida St. Thomas Aquinas 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 230 lb (100 kg) Jan 21,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Jessamen Dunker
OL
Boynton Beach, Florida Boynton Beach 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 315 lb (143 kg) Mar 21,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 82
Dante Fowler Jr.
DE
St. Petersburg, Florida Lakewood 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 235 lb (107 kg) Feb 1,
2012 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 81
Austin Hardin
K
Atlanta, Georgia Marist 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 200 lb (91 kg) Jun 22,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
D.J. Humphries
OL
Charlotte, North Carolina Mallard Creek 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 270 lb (120 kg) Aug 5,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 85
Damien Jacobs
DT
Scooba, Mississippi East Mississippi C.C. 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 295 lb (134 kg) Dec 21,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: JC
Matt Jones
RB
Seffner, Florida Armwood 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 220 lb (100 kg) Feb 15,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 80
Rhaheim Ledbetter
S
Boiling Springs, North Carolina Crest 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 190 lb (86 kg) Jul 15,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Jafar Mann
DT
Stone Mountain, Georgia Stephenson 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 275 lb (125 kg) Mar 25,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Marcus Maye
S
Melbourne, Florida Holy Trinity 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 195 lb (88 kg) Jul 18,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 80
Alex McCalister
DE
Clemmons, North Carolina West Forsyth 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 23,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Skyler Mornhinweg
QB
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania St. Joseph’s 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 215 lb (98 kg) Jan 27,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Antonio Morrison
LB
Bolingbrook, Illinois Bolingbrook 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 220 lb (100 kg) Aug 3,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 79
Dante Phillips
DT
Venice, Florida Venice 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 270 lb (120 kg) Oct 25,
2010 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 80
Latroy Pittman
WR
Citra, Florida North Marion 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 190 lb (86 kg) Aug 18,
2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 80
Brian Poole
CB
Bradenton, Florida Southeast 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) Jun 14,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 81
Jeremi Powell
MLB
Largo, Florida Pinellas Park 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 200 lb (91 kg) Feb 19,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 79
Kent Taylor
TE
Land O’ Lakes, Florida Land O’ Lakes 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 27,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 80
Colin Thompson
TE
Warminster, Pennsylvania Archbishop Wood Catholic 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 255 lb (116 kg) May 5,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 80
Quinteze Williams
DE
Tyrone, Georgia Sandy Creek 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 290 lb (130 kg) Mar 30,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 5   Rivals: 3  ESPN: 4
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
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