- Apr 11, 2009
- Reaction score
- Greensboro, NC
Maurice Hurt, OG, Florida
Hometown: Milledgeville, Ga.
CAREER Started 17 games during his Florida career and played in 41 overall…Enrolled at UF in January of 2006.
2010: Started at right tackle, right guard and left guard during the season…Was sidelined for Florida’s win over Penn State in the Outback Bowl…Saw time in Florida’s game versus Florida State, the first contest of the season he did not start…Recovered a fumble from Trey Burton that kept Florida’s first scoring drive alive against Georgia…Contributed on UF’s field-goal unit against LSU…Started and graded out a Champion in the Gators’ wins over Tennessee, Kentucky and Vanderbilt…Was one of three offensive players that graded out a Champion in UF’s victory over the USF Bulls.
2009: Played in 13 games his redshirt junior season at UF, and started five contests, including Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Georgia and Vanderbilt…Contributed to Florida’s 51-24 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl victory in New Orleans, La., as the Gators finished the 2009 season 13-1…Saw playing time in the 2009 SEC Championship Game…Saw action in his 11th game of the season in the win over Florida State…Helped the Gators defeat FIU at home…Started in the win over Georgia in Jacksonville on Halloween and in the 27-3 win over Vanderbilt in Gainesville…Made his third start of the season at right guard in the 29-19 win over Mississippi State on the road…Saw time on the line in the home win against Arkansas on Homecoming…Made his first start of the season at right guard against Kentucky, the second of his career at UF, taking 30 snaps and grading out a Champion at 83 percent…Took 13 snaps in Florida’s game against Tennessee, where the Gators came out on top, 23-13…Saw his first game action of the season for the Gators in the 56-6 win over the Troy Trojans, taking 16 snaps…Dressed for Florida’s season opener against Charleston Southern, but did not see game action.
2008: Saw action in five games during the season for the Gators, including against Kentucky, Georgia, Vanderbilt, The Citadel and Florida State…Also dressed for Hawaii, Miami, South Carolina, Alabama and Oklahoma…First game action was against Kentucky, when Florida defeated the Wildcats, 63-5, on Homecoming…The Gators rushed for 214 yards against UK that afternoon.
2007: Made first career start at Ole Miss at right guard, helping the Gators rush for 246 yards…Played in eight games overall…Did not play against LSU, Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Florida State and Michigan, but dressed for every game except LSU due to a neck injury…Graded out a Champion in the Auburn game with a team-high 83 percent… Member of the Leadership Committee.
2006: Played in three games…Was usually the first guard off the bench as part of the Gators’ rotation…Saw time on the line versus UCF after making his first collegiate appearance against Southern Miss.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Three-year starter on both sides of the line at Baldwin High School…Considered by several recruiting services and news publications as one of the top-30 prospects in the state of Georgia…Was a team captain and helped lead Baldwin to its deepest playoff run in school history, reaching the state championship game in 2005…As a junior, had 37 pancake blocks and registered 50 tackles with three sacks…Chose Florida over Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State and Oklahoma.
· Left Gainesville immediately following a spring scrimmage in 2006 to attend his high school senior prom
· 2007 member of the Leadership Committee
· Had surgery on his neck his sophomore year because of continual stingers suffered from bone spurs
“He’s one of our most improved players on the team. Just the way he practices; his work ethic; his toughness. He’s going to be a really, really fine offensive lineman in this conference. He’s what you look for in recruiting.” (11/4/10) - Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach
"He's a very raw and powerful guy. He has a lean body even at 300 pounds. He's just an immense, big guy." (8/19/10) - Steve Addazio, UF Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach