The Florida Gators are set up well for the future thanks to their talented young play-makers on both sides of the ball, and on Thursday, two of those future stars were honored. Freshmen Antonio Callaway and CeCe Jefferson were both named to the ESPN True Freshman All-America team.
Antonio Callaway emerged as one of Treon Harris/Will Grier's favorite targets (especially in Demarcus Robinson's absence) throughout the course of 2015, accumulating 603 receiving yards on 30 receptions, turning 4 of those receptions into touchdowns.
There was also this, which was a pretty good play, I guess.
CeCe Jefferson was also a standout for the Gators in 2015. As just a true freshman, Jefferson was tied for third on the team in sacks, and was among the team leaders in tackles for loss, as well. Here's what ESPN had to say about the selection of Jefferson.
The Gators weren't lacking for explosive playmakers on defense, and Jefferson was a key part of that unit with 8.5 tackles for loss, including 3.5 sacks. His 5.5 tackles for loss in the final four games were more than any other Florida player during the last month of the season.
Being named true freshman All-Americans is a great honor for both of these guys, and they'll surely have their sights set on being named All-Americans among all of college football in the future.
Other SEC freshman to be named to the team include: Calvin Ridley, Alabama (WR); Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (WR); Maea Teuhema, LSU (OG); Arden Key, LSU (DE); Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (DB)