Florida Gators alums Jevon Kearse and Lindy Infante have been selected as the University of Florida’s inductees to the City of Jacksonville’s Florida/Georgia Hall of Fame, the City of Jacksonville Sports and Entertainment Office announced Thursday.
Kearse, a dynamic outside linebacker, played for the Gators from 1995-98, winning the 1996 National Championship during his redshirt freshman season. A two-time All-SEC honoree and the 1998 AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year, Kearse tallied a pair of tackles and a sack in the Gators dominating 38-7 victory over Georgia during his final season with the Orange and Blue.
Infante, a letterwinner for the Gators from 1960-62 and a Florida assistant coach from 1966-71, was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988. During Infante’s three years as a running back, the Gators went a perfect 3-0 against Georgia.
Kearse and Infante, along with Peter Anderson and Matt Stinchcomb from the University of Georgia, will be recognized at the Hall of Fame inductee ceremony commemorating the historic rivalry between the two programs on Nov. 1 in the West Club at EverBank Field. The Florida-Georgia game will be held the next day.
For more information on getting tickets to the luncheon, call the City of Jacksonville Sports & Entertainment Office at (904) 630-3600.