Yes, even in 7-5 seasons, the Gators have a most valuable player. But who is it?
Ahmad Black: With 102 tackles, the safety led the Gators on defense. Without him, Florida would have been up Hogtown Creek without a paddle. Black also had three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a sack. Black was named an AP second team All-American.
Trey Burton: The freshman hybrid back led the Gators with 12 touchdowns; 11 rushing and 1 receiving. Burton also had five pass attempts.
Jeremy Foley: Always the steady hand at the wheel.
Chas Henry: As a punter, Henry was Florida's most consistent player. He won the 2010 Ray Guy Award for best collegiate punter, averaging 47.3 yards per punt. Forced into field goal kicking duties as well, Henry was 4-8 on field goals and 24-25 on extra points. Henry was named an AP first team All-American.
Janoris Jenkins: Along with Black, Jenkins was Florida's foundation in a transition year for the defense. He routinely locked up prime receivers (A.J. Green, Julio Jones combined for 8 catches, 61 yards and a touchdown) and will be a first round NFL pick. On a better defense, he would be an All-American.