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Two more Gators enter NFL draft

January 12, 2010
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

GAINESVILLE (AP) - Florida has two more underclassmen headed to the NFL and one junior sticking around another season.

Defensive end Carlos Dunlap and center Maurkice Pouncey announced their intentions Monday, joining cornerback Joe Haden and tight end Aaron Hernandez in leaving school early.

Guard Mike Pouncey, however, plans to return for his senior year. His decision should give the Gators four returning starters along the offensive line.

"Mike has a great future ahead of him," offensive line coach Steve Addazio said in a statement. "I believe he will be the top returning offensive lineman in America. Coming back just gives him another opportunity to grow as a player and as a leader and will help him increase his positional versatility. Without question, Mike's future is very bright."

Dunlap and Maurkice Pouncey are hoping for the same things - at the next level.

The Gators could lose two more juniors to the NFL. Safeties Ahmad Black and Major Wright are still weighing their options.

 
 

 

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