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UF To Scrap “Gator Bait” Chant

The past few weeks of protests and demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death has led many institutions to take a look inward and embrace some changes to be inclusive for all. Those introspective thoughts happened at the University of Florida as well. School president Kent Fuchs released a …

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NFL Draft: Taking A Look At Where Gators Landed

A total of five Gators ended up going in the 2018 NFL Draft, while many others ended up signing on as undrafted free agents. Draft 1st-3rd rounds Taven Bryan represented the Gators in the first round, as he went to the Jaguars with the 29th overall pick. Bryan’s selection marks …

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Townsend Gearing Up for NFL Draft

Johnny Townsend did a lot of kicking for the Florida Gators. Now, with the NFL Draft approaching, he’s looking for an opportunity to keep doing so. Townsend described his last couple of months as “hectic.” He participated in the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl, the NFL Combine and Florida football’s pro …

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NFL Combine: Six Gators Receive Invitations

The University of Florida will be well represented at the NFL Combine this year as six former Gators were chosen to participate in the event February 27-March 5 at Lucal Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.   Cornerback Duke Dawson, kicker Eddy Pineiro, defensive tackle Taven Bryan, wide receiver Antonio Callaway, safety …

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Johnny Townsend is Preparing for Future

Former Gator punter Johnny Townsend is preparing for his future after college. Townsend, a native of Orlando, FL was the second best punter in the class of 2013, according to recruiting website 247Sports. Townsend is a fan-favorite among Gator fans and leaves the team along with Eddy Pineiro, the former …

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Florida Drops Back-to-Back Games at Home, Falls to Texas A&M 19-17

GAINESVILLE, Fla.– Not even new uniforms could prevent the Florida Gator football team from falling for the second straight week at home. Texas A&M (5-2, 3-1 SEC) came into the Swamp and pulled out a 19-17 win after kicker Daniel LaCamera hit a game winning 32-yard field goal with 58 …

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Not So Sweet Homecoming: Florida Falls to LSU 17-16

The Gator football team had the momentum. They’d stormed back from a 17-3 deficit on two short Lamical Perine touchdown runs and seemed poised to tie the game late in the third quarter. Shockingly, kicker Eddy Piniero missed the point-after attempt, and Florida remained trailing LSU 17-16. That’s how the …

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Piniero and Townsend Back To Lead Florida Special Teams in 2017

With the idea of declaring for the NFL Draft a real possibility, Florida senior punter Johnny Townsend didn’t even know if he’d be back in the Orange and Blue come the 2017 season. “I technically could have left,” Townsend said. “It was a big decision on my part and my …

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