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Florida head coach Dan Mullen watches play on the field during an NCAA spring college football intrasquad game, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Gator Football Stars Joining Dan Mullen for SEC Media Days

As part of the 2018 SEC Media Days, the Florida Gators will send Dan Mullen and three of Florida’s best to the conferences. Joining Mullen is offensive tackle Martez Ivey, defensive lineman Cece Jefferson and linebacker David Reese.

The Gators will be speaking on day two of the event, along with Arkansas, Georgia and Ole Miss.

2017 in Review for Stars

Starting with Martez Ivey, he would have a very impressive 2017 season. Ivey started in all of the Gators’ 11 games last season. Of those 11 starts, nine would be at offensive tackle, before moving to left guard for the final two games of the season. Ivey was later named to the Second Team All-SEC by the Associated Press and league coaches.

Moving onto Cece Jefferson, he ranked fourth on the team last season in tackles, with 47. Jefferson would start eight games last season at defensive end. A key member of the Gator defense, he led the team int tackles-for-loss, totaling 13.5 tackles for a loss of 38 yards, and 4.5 sacks for a loss of 14 yards. Jefferson also six quarterback hurries and a pass breakup on the season, which would be the second highest on the team.

Rounding out the group is David Reese. Reese would miss the offseason due to injury (wrists), but returned in time for the start of the season. Reese would also start all 11 games of the Gators’ season, and would total 102 tackles, leading the team in that category. The linebacker also recorded 1.5 sacks, and would have the second-most tackles-for-loss at 10.0. Reese would break the 100-tackle mark in the closing game of the season on Nov. 25 against Florida State, finishing the day with 14 tackles.

2018 SEC Media Days Information

The 2018 SEC Media Days begin on Monday at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will run until Thursday, with each SEC team speaking on certain days. The Gators will take the podium on Tuesday, with Dan Mullen speaking between 1:30 and 5:45 p.m. The conference will be live on ESPN and the SEC Network all week long.

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