Toney, Lang named to preseason watch lists

Kadarius Toney has been named to the 2020 Paul Hornung Watch List. The award has been handed out annually to the “most versatile” player in college football since 2010. Toney was also on the watch list prior to the 2019 season. The watch list included 50 athletes.

Toney came to Florida as a quarterback and athlete. He played some quarterback when he enrolled early the spring of his freshman season before being moved primarily to receiver but it’s hard to put a label on what Toney does on the field. Despite missing six games due to injury last year, Toney still amassed 286 all-purpose yards as a junior. In 2018, as a sophomore, Toney tallied 629 all-purpose yards.

Past winners of the award include Tavon Austin (2012) Odell Beckham Jr. (2013), Christian McCaffrey (2015), Jabrill Peppers (2016), Saquon Barkley (2017), and Lynn Bowden (2019). To be eligible for the award a player must: Play multiple positions on offense, defense or play on both sides of the ball, play a significant role on special teams, or make a significant impact during big games and elevating the team’s performance through leadership displayed by excelling in multiple roles

Florida redshirt sophomore tight end Dante Lang was also honored by being named on the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List. The Wuerffel Trophy is known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,”

Lang logged a total of 43 community service hours during the 2019-2020 school year, volunteering at several elementary schools in the Gainesville area where he mentored students, encouraged them to make good decisions, talked to them about the importance of staying in school and shed a light on what it means to be a student-athlete.

Lang was also named the 2020 Male Goodwill Gator of the Year this past summer by the University Athletic Association, a recognition given to the student-athlete who has had the most positive impact on the community.

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC