In the modern day, redshirt sophomores leaving for the NFL is common. But in 2000, it required a special talent to leave for the NFL as soon as allowed.
Jabar Gaffney was that talent and in just two seasons with the Gators, he still left Florida as the second leading receiver in Gator history with 2,375 yards.
But there is an alternate universe where Gaffney sticks around and finishes his college football story as the all-time leading receiver. Had he maintained his same pace for two more years, he would have ended with 4,750 receiving yards, the third most ever for a collegiate career.
As it was, Gaffney was drafted in the second round by the Houston Texans and would go on to have an 11 year career in the NFL.