Florida defender Jon Greenard shares farewell note to UF, Louisville fans
Outside linebacker Jon Greenard only spent one season at the University of Florida, but he leaves behind a lasting legacy and appears to have really enjoyed his time in Gainesville. In light of his departure to the NFL draft, Greenard said goodbye to Florida in a heartfelt Twitter post on Thursday evening.
“Before I move on to the next chapter of my football career, I wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks to both the University of Florida and Louisville, and all of the people involved with both programs,” Greenard wrote.
“I want to thank coach Grantham and coach Mullen for pushing me to get better every day and play to the Gator standard. I want to thank my Gators teammates for believing in my and accepting my. I love them like brothers and will always be there for them.”
He continued, thanking the fans of the Swamp last: “I also want to thank the Gator nation — it was awesome to represent you all and it was a honor to play in front of you every Saturday.”
Greenard led Florida with 9.5 sacks and finished third for the Gators with 52 total tackles, including 27 solos, this past season. He was also first on the team with 15.5 tackles for loss.
The graduate transfer from Louisville had more than twice as many sacks and tackles for loss as the next Gators defender. Greenard also had three forced fumbles, an interception and fumble recovery returned for a touchdown this season.
— Jon (@jongreenard7) January 2, 2020