‘I’m talking extremely smart.’ How Florida football’s Treyaun Webb gets an edge with his brain


For as long as Florida football sophomore running back Treyaun Webb can remember, he wanted to be a Gator.

Growing up on the north side of Jacksonville, Webb heard stories about The Swamp from his older cousin, Dee Webb. A former standout cornerback at UF from 2001-05, Dee Webb went on to a nine-year professional football career in the NFL and CFL.

“There’s nothing like The Swamp,” Webb said. “That’s kind of what he was telling me. You go about every day by being a pro, doing the little things right, trusting the process.”

Webb fulfilled his own dream when he signed with the Florida Gators in 2023. As a true freshman, Webb showed he belonged, rushing for 164 yards and 2 TDs on 6.3 yards per carry. That included a career-long 43-yard run during UF’s 38-14 homecoming win over Vanderbilt at The Swamp last October.

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With Trevor Etienne transferring to rival Georgia, Webb will get an opportunity for more carries behind returning senior running back Montrell Johnson Jr. this season.’

“He’s been born for this because he’s a true and true Gator,” Florida running backs coach Jabbar Juluke said. “So he’s been looking for his opportunity to play in The Swamp and have an opportunity to excel in front of his family and friends and the Gator Nation. So, I’m excited about what he’s going to do.”

Said Webb: “I got recruited to be Treyaun Webb, not Trevor Etienne. So, I feel I have an opportunity to really show what I could do this year and make the most of it.”

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Author : The Gainesville Sun

Publish date : 2024-03-29 08:03:51

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