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John Brantley

The starting quarterback for the University of Florida Gators in 2010, the year after Tim Tebow graduated and entered the NFL.
The starting quarterback for the University of Florida Gators in 2010, the year after Tim Tebow graduated and entered the NFL. « Show less

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  • Ravens' camp competition: Backup quarterback

    Ravens' camp competition: Backup quarterback
    The Ravens will hold their first full-team practice of training camp on Thursday, July 26. Each day leading up to the official start of camp, The Sun will examine several key position battles that will be decided during preseason. BACKUP QUARTERBACK The...
  • Competition for Ravens backup quarterback heats up

    Competition for Ravens backup quarterback heats up
    For the first time in his fledgling career, Tyrod Taylor's reign as the Ravens backup quarterback to Joe Flacco is being seriously challenged. But rather than feel threatened by the presence of Curtis Painter, Taylor is embracing the test that should play...
  • With Dennis Pitta sidelined, Ravens sign tight end Billy Bajema

    With Dennis Pitta sidelined, Ravens sign tight end Billy Bajema
    Thin on tight end depth after Dennis Pitta broke a bone in his right hand in Monday's practice, the Ravens today signed veteran Billy Bajema, who started 11 games for the St. Louis Rams last year. Bajema, 29, is 6-5 and 260 pounds, and is considered more...
  • With draft complete, Ravens still don't have answer for who will replace Grubbs

    With draft complete, Ravens still don't have answer for who will replace Grubbs
    If the Ravens have a specific plan for filling the hole left by Ben Grubbs now that the draft has ended, they aren't divulging it. Not that anybody should be surprised. As is so often the case, coach John Harbaugh spoke fondly of the potential battle for...
  • Ravens undrafted free agent class at a glance: Offense

    Ravens undrafted free agent class at a glance: Offense
    The Ravens’ front office has long been admired for its decision making during the draft, but Ozzie Newsome, Eric DeCosta and Company also take great pride in the work that they do in the couple of hours following its conclusion. Offensive lineman...
  • Forget Will Muschamp, Jeff Driskel is on the hot seat

    Forget Will Muschamp, Jeff Driskel is on the hot seat
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama quarterback Blake Sims, in his fourth collegiate start, threw for 445 yards and four touchdowns. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, in his 18th collegiate start, threw for 93 yards and two interceptions. And there you have...
  • In post-Bortles era at UCF, look for O'Leary to go back to basics

    In post-Bortles era at UCF, look for O'Leary to go back to basics
    As he talks about his new play toy — big, fast, punishing and powerful running back William Stanback — you can almost see George O'Leary's mouth watering and his heart pounding. Stanback approached him during the offseason and told O'Leary...
  • College football's 5 quarterbacks for 2014

    College football's 5 quarterbacks for 2014
      Florida State’s Jameis Winston headlines a talented class of college football quarterbacks to watch in 2014. The group includes players from the Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Big 12 and independents – all or some who could make an impact for their...
  • Time for Gators to forge a new identity

    Time for Gators to forge a new identity
    GAINESVILLE — I'm not sure what should offend a Florida Gators football player more about the August issue of GQ Magazine. The fact that the magazine ranked its school among the 10 most annoying colleges in the country -- using a less-than-...
  • Brissett starts at QB for the Gators, Driskel also plays QB in first quarter

    Brissett starts at QB for the Gators, Driskel also plays QB in first quarter
    GAINESVILLE --– Jacoby Brissett started the season opener for the Florida Gators, taking the opening snap against Bowling Green Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. However, fellow sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel was on the field at receiver for...
  • Gators' QB position up in the air for bowl game and beyond

    Gators' QB position up in the air for bowl game and beyond
    Urban Meyer was talking about Saturday's bowl game, but he could have been talking about the Gators' quarterback position for the future. It's to be determined. The three-quarterback system that has been successful at times and woeful at others will...
  • Behind the curtain: University of Florida media days

    Behind the curtain: University of Florida media days
    The Orlando Sentinel has covered the Gators football program long before I landed here a decade ago.  Veteran staffers often compare stories from “back in the day” when Charlie Pell, Galen Hall and Steve Spurrier roamed the sidelines.  For...