2022 Florida Gators football
Florida Gators logo
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Record0–0 (0–0 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRob Sale (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorPatrick Toney (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorSean Spencer (1st season)
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
(capacity: 88,548)
Seasons
← 2021
2023 →
2022 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
Florida   0 0     0 0  
Georgia   0 0     0 0  
Kentucky   0 0     0 0  
Missouri   0 0     0 0  
South Carolina   0 0     0 0  
Tennessee   0 0     0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0     0 0  
West Division
Alabama   0 0     0 0  
Arkansas   0 0     0 0  
Auburn   0 0     0 0  
LSU   0 0     0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0     0 0  
Ole Miss   0 0     0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0     0 0  
Championship: December 3, 2022
As of June 30, 2022; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2022 Florida Gators football team represents the University of Florida in the 2022 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Gators play their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida, and compete in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They will be led by first-year head coach Billy Napier.[1]

Previous Season

See also: 2021 Florida Gators football team

After a 2020 season in which Florida spent most of year ranked among the top ten in the AP Poll, the Gators began the 2021 season with a No. 13 ranking and expectations of again being a serious contender for a conference championship. However, a series of upset losses, historically poor defensive showings, and apparent discontent within the program resulted in a losing record and the dismissal of fourth year head coach Dan Mullen with one game remaining in the regular season.[2] Assistant Greg Knox led the Gators on an interim basis in their win over rival Florida State and their loss against UCF in the Gasparilla Bowl to wrap up a disappointing 6–7 campaign. Louisiana head coach Billy Napier was named Florida's new head coach on November 28, 2021.[3]

Regular Season

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResult
September 37:00 p.m.Utah*ESPN
September 107:00 p.m.Kentucky
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
ESPN
September 177:30 p.m.South Florida*
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
SECN
September 24at Tennessee
October 112:00 p.m.Eastern Washington*
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
ESPN+/SECN+
October 8Missouridagger
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
October 15LSU
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
October 293:30 p.m.vs. GeorgiaCBS
November 5at Texas A&M
November 12South Carolina
  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  • Gainesville, FL
November 19at Vanderbilt
November 257:30 p.m.at Florida State*ABC

Source: [4]

Game Summaries

Utah

Kentucky

South Florida

Tennessee

Eastern Washington

Missouri

LSU

Georgia

Texas A&M

South Carolina

Vanderbilt

Florida State

Standings

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD PCT
1 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Tennessee 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on September 10, 2022. Source: SEC

Rankings

Further information: 2022 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP
Coaches
CFPNot releasedNot released

Personnel

Roster

As of 18 June 2022[5]
2022 Florida Gators Roster

Quarterbacks

  • 10 Jack Miller III –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 11 Jalen Kitna –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 13 Kyle Engel –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 15 Anthony RichardsonSophomore
  • 18 Jack Anders –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore

Running Backs

  •  2 Montrell Johnson – Sophomore
  •  6 Nay'Quan Wright –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 21 Lorenzo Lingard –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 23 Demarkcus Bowman – Sophomore
  • 36 Corneilus Barnes –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 38 Carlson Joseph –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 40 Gabriel Ortiz – Freshman

Wide Receivers

  •  0 Ja'Quavion Fraziars – Sophomore
  •  3 Xzavier Henderson – Sophomore
  •  4 Justin Shorter –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 14 Trent Whittemore –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 22 Kahleil Jackson –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 30 Taylor Spierto –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 33 Daniel Cross –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 35 William Sawyer –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 39 Fenley Graham Jr. – Sophomore
  • 41 Justin Curtis – Senior
  • 81 Daejon Reynolds – Sophomore
  • 82 Ja'Markis Weston –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 86 Jordan Pouncey –
    Redshirt
    Senior
  • 88 Marcus Burke –
    Redshirt
    Freshman

Tight Ends

  •  9 Keon Zipperer – Junior
  • 18 Dante Zanders –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 48 Noah Keeter –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 84 Nick Elksnis –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 87 Jonathan Odom – Sophomore
  • 97 Griffin McDowell –
    Redshirt
    Junior

Offensive Line

  • 50 Kaleb Boateng –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 54 O'Cyrus Torrence – Junior
  • 58 Austin Barber –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 64 Riley Simonds –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 65 Kingsley Eguakun –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 66 Jake Slaughter –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 67 Richie Leonard – Sophomore
  • 70 Michael Tarquin –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 72 Josh Braun – Sophomore
  • 73 Mark Pitts – Sophomore
  • 74 Will Harrod –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 75 Kamryn Waites –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 76 Richard Gouraige –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 77 Ethan White – Junior
  • 78 Yousef Mugharbil –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 79 Hayden Clem –
    Redshirt
    Freshman

Defensive Line

  •  7 Chris McClellan – Freshman
  •  9 Gervon Dexter – Sophomore
  • 21 Desmond Watson – Sophomore
  • 33 Princely Umanmielen – Sophomore
  • 66 Jaelin Humphries –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 90 Chris Thomas Jr. –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 91 Justus Boone –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 92 Jalen Lee – Sophomore
  • 94 Tyreak Sapp – Freshman

Outside Linebackers

  •  1 Brenton Cox Jr.
    Redshirt
    Junior
  •  4 David Reese –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 36 Chief Borders –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 52 Antwaun Powell-Ryland Jr. – Sophomore
  • 99 Lloyd Summerall III –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore

Inside Linebackers

  •  2 Amari Burney – Senior
  • 15 Derek Wingo – Sophomore
  • 17 Scooby Williams –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 30 Diwun Black – Junior
  • 47 Justin Pelic –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 51 Ventrell Miller
    Redshirt
    Senior

Cornerbacks

  •  3 Jason Marshall Jr. – Sophomore
  •  8 Jalen Kimber –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 23 Jaydon Hill –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 24 Avery Helm – Sophomore
  • 25 Ethan Pouncey – Sophomore
  • 28 Devin Moore – Freshman
  • 31 Jordan Young –
    Redshirt
    Freshman

Safeties

  •  0 Trey Dean III – Senior
  •  5 Kamari Wilson – Freshman
  • 13 Donovan McMillon – Sophomore
  • 16 Tre'Vez Johnson – Sophomore
  • 20 Corey Collier Jr. –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 22 Rashad Torrence II – Sophomore
  • 26 Kamar Wilcoxson –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 27 Jadarrius Perkins – Junior
  • 32 Mordecai McDaniel – Sophomore
  • 35 Dakota Mitchell –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 39 Fenley Graham –
    Redshirt
    Freshman

Kickers

  • 49 Adam Mihalek –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 96 Travis Freeman –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore

Punters

  • 26 Jeremy Crawshaw – Sophomore
  • 37 Tyler Waxman –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 40 Jacob Watkins –
    Redshirt
    Senior
  • 46 John Brady –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore

Long Snappers

  • 42 Rocco Underwood –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 45 Marco Ortiz –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 53 Chase Whitfield –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore

Redshirt
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Injury

Coaching Staff

Name Position Joined Staff
Billy Napier Head Coach 2022
Rob Sale Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line 2022
Patrick Toney Co-Defensive Coordinator / Safeties 2022
Sean Spencer Co-Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line 2022
Jabbar Juluke Associate Head Coach (Offense) / Running Backs 2022
Corey Raymond Assistant Head Coach (Defense) / Cornerbacks 2022
Keary Colbert Wide Receivers 2022
Darnell Stapleton Offensive Line 2022
William Peagler Tight Ends 2022
Mike Peterson Outside Linebackers 2022
Jay Bateman Inside Linebackers 2022
Mark Hocke Associate Head Coach / Director of Strength & Conditioning 2022
Support Staff

References

  1. ^ "Gators Release 2022 Football Schedule". FloridaGators.com. September 21, 2021. Retrieved September 21, 2021.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Sutelan, Edward (November 22, 2021). "Why did Florida fire Dan Mullen? Explaining Gators' coaching change following Missouri loss". MSN. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  3. ^ "Gators Hire Billy Napier as Head Coach". Florida Gators. Retrieved 2022-01-01.
  4. ^ "2022 Florida Football Schedule". FBschedules.com. Retrieved June 18, 2022.
  5. ^ "2022 Football Roster". Florida Gators. Retrieved 18 June 2022.