Top 5 All-Time Best Defensive Backs in Florida Gator History

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Dec 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals safety Reggie Nelson (20) runs the ball against Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore (16) in the second half at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Reggie Nelson

Years at UF- 2005 to 2006

Position- Safety

Reggie Nelson had some of the softest hands, yet doled out some of the hardest hits Gator fans have ever seen in a UF player.

The former All-SEC and All-American was a JUCO transfer to Florida and under Urban Meyer, he produced some of the best highlights you will ever see.

In his junior year at Florida, he racked up six interceptions, including a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown against Alabama.

His teammates dubbed him “The Eraser” because he would eliminate their mistakes as well punish opponents with bone-jarring hits.

He went to be drafted in first round by the Cincinnati Bengals and is still having a solid pro career.

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