The Most Famous Florida Gator: Ranking and Revealing the Iconic Figure

Choose the Florida Gator you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 07:08
Are you ready to dive deep into the Gator Nation and help us crown the most famous Florida Gator of all time? Here at StrawPoll, we've gathered an impressive list of outstanding Gators who've made waves in various fields – from sports to entertainment and beyond. But we need your help to determine who truly stands out as the ultimate Gator icon! Cast your vote now or seize the opportunity to suggest a name that deserves to be on this prestigious list. Remember, every vote counts, and your participation will bring us one step closer to discovering the ultimate Gator legend. So, don't hesitate – join the excitement, engage in some friendly competition, and let's uncover together who reigns supreme in the swampy world of Gator fame!

Who Is the Most Famous Florida Gator?

  1. 1
    Tim Tebow
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    Heisman Trophy winner, two-time national champion quarterback, and philanthropist.
    Tim Tebow in other rankings
  2. 2
    NFL Hall of Fame running back and three-time Super Bowl champion.
    Emmitt Smith in other rankings
  3. 3
    Former Florida Gators player and head coach, won a Heisman Trophy and national championship as a player and coached the Gators to their first national championship in 1996.
    Steve Spurrier in other rankings
  4. 4
    Wide receiver and kick returner who helped lead the Gators to two national championships.
  5. 5
    Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who led the Gators to their first national championship in 1996.
  6. 6
    Former head coach of the Florida Gators who led the team to two national championships in 2006 and 2008.
    Urban Meyer in other rankings
  7. 7
    NBA player and two-time NCAA basketball champion with the Florida Gators.
    Joakim Noah in other rankings
  8. 8
    NFL cornerback who was a consensus All-American and first-round draft pick for the Gators.
  9. 9
    NFL running back and first-round draft pick who played for the Gators in the mid-1990s.
    Fred Taylor in other rankings
  10. 10
    Carlos Alvarez
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    Former Florida Gators wide receiver who set numerous school records and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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Ranking factors for famous Florida Gator

  1. Accomplishments
    The athlete's achievements during their time at the University of Florida, such as national championships, All-American honors, or records set.
  2. Professional success
    Their success in their respective professional careers (if applicable) and how their time at UF contributed to their success.
  3. Impact on the program
    The athlete's impact on the Florida Gators program as a whole, including their role in building the program's legacy and attracting future talent.
  4. Popularity among fans
    The athlete's personal popularity and enduring reputation among Gators fans, including their charisma and likability both on and off the field.
  5. Historical significance
    The athlete's place in the history of Gators athletics and their contribution to the overall legacy of the university as a sports powerhouse.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Florida Gator. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Gator is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Gator once every 24 hours. The rank of each Gator is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous florida gator

The Florida Gators have a storied history in college sports, particularly in football and basketball. The university has produced numerous top-tier athletes who have gone on to achieve great success at the professional level. When it comes to determining the most famous Florida Gator, the debate is heated and contentious. Some argue that it's Tim Tebow, the star quarterback who won two national championships and a Heisman Trophy. Others point to Emmitt Smith, the all-time leading rusher in NFL history who played for the Gators in the late 80s. There are also strong cases to be made for basketball players like Joakim Noah, Al Horford, and Bradley Beal. Regardless of who you believe is the most famous, one thing is certain - the Florida Gators have produced some of the most talented and celebrated athletes in the country.

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