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Former Florida football player Larry Libertore dies at age 78 after brief illness


After his career at Florida, Libertore went on to have careers in business and politics. He owned a real estate company, served as a Polk County Commissioner and later served in the Florida Legislature.


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//console.log(adWidget); if (adWidget.slotId && adWidget.slotId !== ') { _cmg_registered_custom_ads.push(adWidget); } One of Libertore’s signature moments at Florida was the 1960 Gator BowlPlaying quarterback as a sophomore, Libertore led the Gators to a 13-12 win over Baylor, earning MVP honorsLibertore also helped Florida earn the first nine-win season in program history in 1960 under first-year coach Ray GravesAfter Libertore started his career as a quarterback, he later converted to defensive backHe played his final game in 1962 when the Gators beat Penn State in the Gator BowlLibertore was inducted into the University of Florida Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005After his career at Florida, Libertore went on to have careers in business and politicsHe owned a real estate company, served as a Polk County Commissioner and later served in the Florida Legislature Leave a Comment Share NEXT Recruiting Rewind: Florida’s Randy Russell details tough final decision and why he believes in Dan Mullen (function( $ ) { 'use strict'; 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