The University of Florida has claimed 3 national championships (1996, 2006 and 2008) in modern college football history with a 20-19 Bowl record and an all-time winning record of 669-385-40 (.630). Three Heisman trophy winners called Florida home and the school has claimed eight SEC titles in 106 seasons. The team has a strong national following and Florida Gators championship rings are one way fans and collectors see as a unique way to be close to the school’s greatness. Even some authentic UF rings have made their way online–in baseball and basketball too.
After starting the 1996 season 10-0, the Gators would face their cross-state rivals, the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee and fall 24-21. But after they defeated the Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship game, the Gators became the top contenders to face the Seminoles in a rematch at the Sugar Bowl national championship game. The Gators got their revenge by destroying the Seminoles 52-20, with the help of Heisman winning QB Danny Wuerffel, who was also named MVP.
Ten years later, Florida would bring home their second and third Gators championship rings. In 2006, the Gators posted a 13-1 season record, losing only to the Auburn Tigers. They defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks in the SEC Championship then went on to face the #1 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in the BCS Championship Game. Florida walked away with the championship with a score of 41-14.
In 2008, led by star quarterback and Heisman winner Tim Tebow, the Gators would post a 13-1 record and defeat the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC championship. They went on to face the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS Championship Game and won by a score of 24-14.
Replica Florida Gators championship rings can be found for less than $200. A 2008 replica is made of solid brass and polished 18K gold plating with prong set CZ’s that weighs 40 grams. Jostens made A 2006 authentic ring that was 10K gold and weighed 57.5 pounds that recently sold.