Tremendous 10: Hunter Joyer

With the 2012 season concluded, Gator Country takes a look at the 10 best players for the Florida Gators football team in 2012 in a new series called “Tremendous 10.” Over the next 10 days, GC will be profiling the accomplishments of these Gators from the 2012 season.

Hunter Joyer isn’t the flashiest player for the Florida Gators, but he simply got the job done in 2012.

At 5-foot-10, 249-pounds, Joyer came into the Florida program as the team’s primary fullback. And so far, the Wesley Chapel, Fla., native has been a perfect fit for the pro-style offense Will Muschamp installed upon arriving in Gainesville.

Joyer provided key blocks all season en route to playing a significant role in running back Mike Gillislee’s 1,000-yard season. It seems as if when the team needs a big block with blitz protection or on a sweep to the outside, Joyer was there to follow through.

He only carried the football 13 times, but Joyer’s impact on the offense should never be underestimated. His unselfishness when it comes blocking rather than carrying the football has been a big reason why the power running game had much of its success for the Gators in 2012.

Joyer will be a key part moving forward as the Gators continue to establish their power run game behind running back Matt Jones and incoming freshmen Kelvin Taylor and Adam Lane.

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Drew is a senior at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. When not at school, Drew resides in Lakeland, Fla. Ever since working on his high school yearbook, Drew has had an interest in pursuing a journalism career after college. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of his school newspaper, The Samford Crimson, Drew has also been with Gator Country as an intern for one year. He enjoys the finer things in life like Tampa Bay Rays baseball and always making sure to make fun of the Atlanta Braves to Andrew Spivey’s face.