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Sep 16, 2017; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Jordan Sherit (17) rushes as Tennessee Volunteers offensive lineman Drew Richmond (51) defends during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Sherit Ready to Hunt Aggies Offense

During last week’s game, the Gators came up short, falling 17-16 against the LSU Tigers. That’s not stopping the Gators from coming back this weekend against the Aggies. The Gators will host Texas A&M this Saturday, and both players and coaches are keeping a positive attitude heading into week six. The Gators head into the weekend with a conference record of 3-1 and an overall record of 3-2.

Tough Breaks

Jordan Sherit
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Redshirt senior defensive lineman Jordan Sherit says this was a year he didn’t want to miss. Sherit dealt with a lot of setbacks in his college football career.

In 2013, Sherit was forced to redshirt his freshman year due to an injury he got in high school that prohibited him from playing. During his redshirt freshman season, he saw playing time in nine games, but injured his right knee during the Florida State game. Sherit’s injury made him miss the end of that season. Sherit struggled coming back from his injury, but he never let that stop his drive.

Becoming a Leader

After battling back from the multiple injuries endured in his four years, Sherit emerged this year as a leader on a young Florida defense. Sherit shows the underclassman what they can do if they work hard and never give up. He knows the coaches’ expectations, and he knows the hardships that his younger teammates are going through because he’s been there, done that.

Sherit’s leads the defensive linemen in his first five games with:

  • Seven quarterback hurries
  • 19 tackles
  • 4.5 tackles for a loss
  • A pair of sacks

Eyes on the Aggies

This weekend, Sherit and the Gators host SEC foe Texas A&M. After the devastating loss against LSU last week, Sherit knows his team needs to stay focused and work harder than ever to help the Gators to a victory.

Sherit knows this is a big game for both the Gators and the Aggies. If his team can pull out a win, it keeps Florida’s hopes of an SEC title alive, for now. The Gators could improve in a couple areas on the field, such as their pass rush. They also need to be able to keep momentum high throughout all four quarters of the game and not let it fizzle out.

Looking Ahead

After this weekend, the Gators get an off week to regroup and rejuvenate, but then they have to get their game face on. Florida still has to face long-time rival Georgia, then Missouri, then South Carolina, and right after UAB, in-state rival Florida State. While the rest of the season doesn’t necessarily favor the Gators, they have shown that they can come out on top when no one expects it.


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