10 ‘Really’ Great Gators
With Martin Luther King Jr. being remembered across the country this week, GatorCountry.com wanted to take a break from the usual highlighting of athletic achievements to recognize many former Florida Gators who also excelled off of the field.
Martin Luther King Jr. is best known as a leader of the civil rights movement. He inspired others and his impact on U.S. history has helped influence change around the world.
GatorCountry.com takes a look at former Gators who have impacted peoples’ lives in a positive way. There are so many. The University of Florida and its athletic programs have produced some awesome humanitarians over the years and continues to introduce more into the world with each graduating class.
Just look at the current crop of basketball players Will Yeguete and Patric Young along with football brothers Clay and Trey Burton, who embarked on a mission trip to Africa over the summer with other UF athletes.
While we certainly will miss many deserving folks, we’ve compiled a list of "10 Really Great Gators." The school honors “Gator Greats” each year, mostly for their athletic achievements. We wanted to feature those “Really Great Gators” who have made a difference through their humanitarian efforts.
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