Posted May 13, 2013

Report: Florida Gators hire former quarterback Chris Leak as assistant

Florida Gators, SEC, Will Muschamp
(Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Will Muschamp has hired Chris Leak as a quality control assistant with Florida. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

By Zac Ellis

One of Florida’s favorite sons is returning to Gainesville. According to a report by Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post, Will Muschamp is set to hire former Gators quarterback Chris Leak as a quality control assistant with the program.

Leak played at Florida under coach Urban Meyer from 2003-06, leading the Gators to the 2006 BCS national championship with a 41-14 victory over Ohio State. He was named the game’s MVP.

Leak was not selected in the 2007 NFL draft, but he signed with the Chicago Bears as a free agent, a team that eventually released him later that year. He then bounced around both the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League, and most recently he fell out of the quarterback competition for the AFL’s Orlando Predators in January.

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