Sharrif Floyd ruled ineligible by UF

With Florida’s season opener in progress, the Gators are without one of their top defensive players.

Sophomore Sharrif Floyd, who was a projected starter at strong-side defensive end, was ruled ineligible by the Florida and the Gators have been in contact with the NCAA to reinstate his eligibility, according to a press release.

“We have declared Sharrif Floyd ineligible and he is not eligible to compete until his eligibility is reinstated by the NCAA,” the statement read. “We have been and will continue to work with the NCAA until this matter is resolved. This is an issue that is not related to sports agents, University of Florida boosters or his recruitment to Florida. We will not have any additional comment on this matter until it is resolved.”

Floyd accounted for 23 tackles and 6.5 tackles for a loss as a true freshman in 2010.

He is currently dressed in his uniform and orange shorts on the Gators sideline.