"If can hit a man hard enough so he has to be carried off the field, I'll be glad to help him off."
—DEFENSIVE END DEACON JONES OF EATONVILLE, WHO SAYS HE WOULD HAVE HAD 180� SACKS HAD THE NFL KEPT THAT STAT DURING HIS CAREER, WHICH ENDED IN 1974
Not even the loss of quarterback Bob Griese for eight games with a fractured leg could stop coach Don Shula's 1972 Miami Dolphins from putting together the only perfect season in NFL history. Powered by its No-Name Defense and 1,000-yard rushers Larry Csonka and Mercury Morris, Miami capped a 17-0 season with a 14-7 win over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.
Times that schools from the state have reached the Final Four in men's basketball ( Jacksonville in 1970, Florida State in 72, Florida in '94 and 2000).
Top-two NCAA finishes since 1992 for Florida's women's tennis team.
Sports visitors can play Ota at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, a complex that hosts ABC's Superstars competition and is the spring training home of the Braves.
First-round NFL draft picks from Miami in the last 20 years, the most of any school; Florida (26) is second and Florida State (23) is fourth.
Holes of golf played in 12 hours by Brennan Robertson in Sarasota in 2002 (using a cart) to set a Guinness world record.
The last season in which a Florida school did not finish in the top five in the AP college football poll.