Dallas Leon Baker (born November 10, 1982 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida.
Baker, a star receiver at New Smyrna Beach High School, originally chose to play for the Gators in February 2001 as a member of what would become Steve Spurrier's final recruiting class at UF. Due to academics, Baker had to enroll at Northfield Mt. Hermon School in Massachusetts for one year. While at Mt. Hermon, he helped lead his team to the New England Championship game. After Spurrier left and Ron Zook was hired to replace him, Baker stuck with Florida and enrolled as a partial-scholarship player in 2002.
Urban Meyer's hiring at Florida three seasons later marked a turning point in Baker's career at Florida. In 2005, he made 56 receptions, doubling his total from the previous year. After the season, Baker's grades were good enough to earn back the year of eligibility lost to the partial-scholarship.
In 2006, the senior delivered career highs for catches (60), receiving yards (920), and TD grabs (10), and was a First...
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