Florida defensive back Trey Dean announces plans for 2021 season
Trey Dean III wants to play in the NFL. Just not quite yet.
On Tuesday, the Florida defensive back announced that he’ll be returning to school for the 2021 season. He’s spent the past three years with the Gators and was a junior this past season, so he could have elected to enter the NFL draft. But he’s instead decided to play another year of college ball.
Over his first three seasons, Dean has collected 86 tackles, six pass deflections, three sacks, three interceptions and a forced fumble. In 2020, he had a career-high 34 tackles, a sack and an interception, which came in Florida’s loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 19.
A 6-foot-3 defensive back out of Dutchtown High School in Hampton, Ga., Dean was a 4-star recruit in Florida’s 2018 class. He’s never redshirted since joining the Gators, as he immediately became a contributor on both defense and special teams.
Florida’s pass defense had some struggles during the 2020 season, but Dean is a solid player who could help the Gators make positive strides in 2021.
— Trey Dean (@__TD3) January 12, 2021