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Florida defensive end Brenton Cox stands in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during the Gators' 29-26 victory over the No. 7 Utah Utes Saturday, Sept. 3, 2023.

Where does Brenton Cox Jr. stand?

The pass rusher projected as a high day two prospect with the potential to move up in the draft; he’s a former five-star recruit with elite potential. However, recent concerns have caused Icarus to crash back to Earth.


A leap of faith

Saying goodbye is a cathartic exercise. After five semesters at The Alligator, I take away more personal development from the experience than anything to do with journalism. Although, I grew in those ways too. 

Florida sophomore quarterback Anthony Richardson during the Gators game against Utah Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. He led UF with 274 total yards and three rushing touchdowns.

Yes, Anthony Richardson is him

To just say Richardson delivered would almost be disrespectful. He had a career night. The redshirt sophomore totaled 274 yards through the air and ground and recorded a career high of three rushing touchdowns. Every play was a highlight waiting to happen.

Noah Ram worked at The Alligator since Spring 2019.

Trust the process

A phone call from then-sports editor Jake Dreilinger on a Thursday night in late-January set in motion the best three years of my life.

Zachary Huber worked at The Alligator since Spring 2020

Always team Alligator

Tears dropped from my eyes and formed a puddle on the ground at the library at Providence High School because I thought it would be the last time I’d be a part of a team.

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