2003 Florida Gators football
Florida Gators script logo.svg
SEC Eastern Division co-champion
Outback Bowl, L 17–37 vs. Iowa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 25
APNo. 24
Record8–5 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorEd Zaunbrecher (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorCharlie Strong (1st season)
CaptainDaryl Dixon
Keiwan Ratliff
Max Starks
Ben Troupe
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
(Capacity: 88,548)[1]
Seasons
← 2002
2004 →
2003 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 7 Georgia xy   6 2     11 3  
No. 15 Tennessee x   6 2     10 3  
No. 24 Florida x   6 2     8 5  
South Carolina   2 6     5 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7     2 10  
Kentucky   1 7     4 8  
Western Division
No. 2 LSU xy$#   7 1     13 1  
No. 13 Ole Miss x   7 1     10 3  
Auburn   5 3     8 5  
Arkansas   4 4     9 4  
Alabama   2 6     4 9  
Mississippi State   1 7     2 10  
Championship: LSU 34, Georgia 13
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2003 college football season. The Gators competed in Division I-A of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. They were led by second-year coach Ron Zook, who coached the Gators to a first-place tie in the SEC East, an Outback Bowl berth, and an overall win–loss record of 8–5 (.615). Consensus All-American Keiwan Ratliff set the school single-season interception mark in 2003 with 9.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 30San Jose State*PPVW 65–390,011
September 6at No. 3 Miami (FL)*No. 21ABCL 33–3879,932
September 13Florida A&M*No. 19
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
PPVW 63–390,087
September 20No. 12 TennesseeNo. 17
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
CBSL 10–2490,332
September 27at KentuckyNo. 25JPSW 24–2170,579
October 4Ole MissNo. 24
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
JPSL 17–2090,101
October 11at No. 6 LSUCBSW 19–792,077
October 18at No. 11 ArkansasCBSW 33–2873,934
November 1vs. No. 4 GeorgiaNo. 23CBSW 16–1384,411
November 8VanderbiltdaggerNo. 17
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
PPVW 35–1790,122
November 15at South CarolinaNo. 15JPSW 24–2281,523
November 29No. 9 Florida State*No. 11
CBSL 34–3890,407
January 1, 2004vs. No. 13 Iowa*No. 17ESPNL 17–3765,372
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources: 2012 Florida Football Media Guide,[2] and GatorZone.com.[3]

Personnel

2003 Florida Gators football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 81 Dallas Baker
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
OT 67 Steven Bell Sr
WR 16 Vernell Brown So
OL 66 Todd Bunce Fr
OT 72 Lance Butler So
TE 85 Hunter Cain So
WR 5 Andre Caldwell Fr
TE 83 Darrell Carpenter Jr
OL 71 Ryan Carter Fr
RB 33 Ran Carthon Sr
RB 20 Joe Cohen Fr
OT 78 Jonathan Colon Jr
WR 41 Casey Conner Sr
WR 6 Jemalle Cornelius Fr
C 68 Mike Degory So
QB 17 Gavin Dickey Fr
RB 4 Ciatrick Fason So
TE 82 Otto Graham So
OL 65 Billy Griffin Jr
OL 64 Anthony Guerrero Jr
RB 48 Tyler Guettler Fr
OG 74 Randy Hand So
FB 45 Eddie Hatch So
WR 37 Tim Higgins Fr
WR 8 Chad Jackson Fr
RB 46 Pat Kelley Fr
TE 88 David Kenner Jr
WR 2 Kelvin Kight Sr
OL 60 Zach King Fr
QB 9 Matt Kynes Fr
FB 42 Billy Latsko Fr
RB 27 DaJuan Lawrence Fr
QB 12 Chris Leak Fr
WR 22 Reggie Lewis Fr
QB 10 Ingle Martin
Redshirt.svg
 So
OG 63 Jonathan Marvin So
OL 52 Slyvester McGrew Sr
OL 73 Carlton Medder Fr
QB 14 Justin Midgett Fr
WR 28 Kyle Morgan So
WR 87 Jimmy Newmeyer So
OL 70 Chris Parker Fr
WR 23 Carlos Perez Sr
OL 79 Steve Rissler Fr
WR 11 O.J. Small Jr
OG 75 Shannon Snell Sr
OT 77 Max Starks Sr
OL 62 James Stone Fr
RB 25 Skyler Thornton Fr
WR 3 Kenneth Tookes Fr
TE 84 Ben Troupe Sr
WR 80 Reggie Vickers Jr
RB 24 Jimtavis Walker Fr
OT 76 Tavares Washington Jr
RB 21 DeShawn Wynn
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
WR 15 Ryan Williams So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 32 Zephrin Augustine Jr
S 7 Cory Bailey Jr
CB 36 Nick Brooks Fr
DB 45 Adam Brown Fr
LB 28 Richard Brown Fr
LB 52 Alvin Butler Fr
CB 24 Deshawn Carter So
LB 92 Taurean Charles Fr
LB 49 Shane Cimcock So
LB 55 Channing Crowder Fr
LB 13 Brian Crum Fr
S 34 Daryl Dixon Sr
DT 62 Ronald Dowdy Jr
DB 39 William Foxe Fr
LB 30 Earl Everett Fr
LB 43 Matt Farrior Sr
LB 40 Reid Fleming Sr
LB 54 Doug Guziec Fr
DE 93 Steven Harris Fr
DE 27 Travis Harris Jr
S 46 Jarvis Herring So
DT 90 Michael Hill Fr
DB 35 Reynaldo Hill Jr
DT 56 Eric Holcombe Jr
CB 49 Terrence Holmes Fr
LB 29 Dwight Jackson Sr
CB 19 Matt Jackson Sr
CB 31 Johnny Lamar Sr
DE 86 Darrell Lee Sr
LB 99 Howard Lingard Fr
CB 26 Jermaine McCollum Fr
CB 18 Tremaine McCollum Fr
DE 57 Bobby McCray Sr
LB 47 Todd McCullough Jr
DT 95 Ray McDonald Fr
DT 98 Clint McMillan Fr
DT 61 Mo Mitchell Jr
DE 97 Tranelle Morant Fr
DE 94 Jarvis Moss Fr
DB 37 Matt Nedeff Jr
DT 96 Dwayne Norris Jr
S 22 Tre Orr Jr
DT 58 Kenny Parker Jr
DE 85 MacKenzie Pierre Fr
CB 1 Keiwan Ratliff Sr
DE 59 Julian Riley Fr
LB 51 Bryan Royal So
DE 89 Jeremy Sandow Sr
LB 53 Alik Scott So
S 9 Guss Scott Sr
DB 28 Jermaine Thomas Fr
DT 44 Marcus Thornton Fr
DB 15 Demetrice Webb Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 97 Nick Fleming So
LS 69 Casey Griffith Sr
PK 39 Chris Hetland Fr
P 18 Jason Hunter Jr
PK 14 Matt Leach Jr
LS 73 Jonathan Lively Jr
P 92 Sean Morton Sr
PK 12 Eric Nappy Fr
LS 50 Jay Patella Fr
PK 38 Matt Piotrowicz Jr
PK 93 Brendt Talcott Sr
PK 95 Jeff Whitaker Jr
P 10 Eric Wilbur Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2018-Jan-27

Season summary

San Jose State

1 234Total
San Jose St 3 000 3
• Florida 3 271421 65

[4]

Miami (FL)

See also: Florida–Miami football rivalry

1 234Total
Florida 10 9140 33
• Miami (FL) 10 01513 38

[5]

Florida A&M

1 234Total
Florida A&M 3 000 3
• Florida 14 21721 63
  • Date: September 13
  • Location: Ben Hill Griffith Stadium

[6]

Tennessee

See also: Florida–Tennessee football rivalry

1 234Total
• Tennessee 0 7107 24
Florida 3 007 10
  • Date: September 20
  • Location: Ben Hill Griffith Stadium

[7]

Kentucky

1 234Total
• Florida 0 3021 24
Kentucky 7 770 21

[8]

Ole Miss

1 234Total
• Ole Miss 3 737 20
Florida 7 1000 17
  • Date: October 4
  • Location: Ben Hill Griffith Stadium

[9]

LSU

See also: Florida–LSU football rivalry

1 234Total
• Florida 10 360 19
LSU 7 000 7

[10]

Arkansas

1 234Total
• Florida 0 13137 33
Arkansas 7 0021 28

[11]

Georgia

See also: Florida–Georgia football rivalry

1 234Total
Georgia 0 3010 13
• Florida 0 376 16

[12]

Vanderbilt

1 234Total
Vanderbilt 7 307 17
• Florida 14 777 35
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Ben Hill Griffith Stadium

[13]

South Carolina

1 234Total
• Florida 0 7170 24
South Carolina 9 760 22

[14]

Florida State

See also: 2003 Florida State Seminoles football team and Florida–Florida State football rivalry

Florida State Seminoles (9–2) at Florida Gators (8–3)
1 2 34Total
Florida St 7 10 71438
Florida 3 3 181034

at Ben Hill Griffith StadiumGainesville, Florida

  • Date: November 29
  • Game time: 3:20 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Fair • 54 °F (12 °C) • Wind 10 NW
  • Game attendance: 90,407
  • Referee: Jack Childress
  • TV: CBS
  • Box Score
Game information

Outback Bowl

See also: 2003 Iowa Hawkeyes football team and Outback Bowl

1 234Total
• Iowa 7 13143 37
Florida 7 037 17

[15]

Bibliography

References

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 2003 Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ 2012 Florida Football Media Guide Archived 2013-05-27 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 114 & 116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  3. ^ GatorZone.com, Football, History, Florida Football 2003[permanent dead link]. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  4. ^ ESPN. Retrieved 2014-Jul-31.
  5. ^ "2003 Football Boxscore Notes vs Miami (FL) 2003-09-06".
  6. ^ "2003 Football Boxscore Notes vs Florida A&M 2003-09-13".
  7. ^ "2003 Football Boxscore Notes vs Tennessee 2003-09-20".
  8. ^ ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-Feb-11.
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