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Gerald Christian’s frustration with the University of Florida began last year, when he spent the whole season as a blocking tight end and fullback and never touched the ball. He thought about leaving then, but the prospect of playing in a pro-style offense under new OC Charlie Weis sounded like an ideal change.
It did not turn out that way. Christian and WR Robert Clark, both from Dwyer HS, announced Tuesday they have left Florida and will transfer at the end of the semester.
For Christian it was simple: He viewed himself as a threat in the passing game and the coaching staff did not.Gerald Christian could turn up at Louisville, UCF or USF in January. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)
“I just felt like I wasn’t fitting into the program,” he said. “They said Jordan Reed was the pass-catching tight end and also A.C. Leonard. I was the blocking tight end, so I wasn’t very happy with my role.
“I want to play professional ball, so I had to make a decision.”
Christian and Clark will miss the rest...
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Gerald Christian, a 6-3 245 lb. tight end has left the University of Florida and will transfer to another school at the end of the semester. According to sources, Louisville is one of the three schools that Christian has expressed interest in.
Christian was a 4-star prospect coming out of high school in 2010. The West Palm Beach native was an Army All American. He chose Florida...
University of Florida head coach Will Muschamp announced on Tuesday that sophomores Gerald Christian (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Robert Clark (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) intend to transfer from the program.
Two Dwyer-ites down, two to…hopefully stay forever and ever and ever.On Tuesday it came to light that wide receiver/returner Robert Clark and tight end Gerald Christian will transfer from Florida. The two came to Gainesville as part of the 2010 recruiting class with fellow high school teammate safety Matt Elam, but neither was able to experience his success and more importantly...
Two days after losing sophomore TE Gerald Christian in a transfer, the Gators picked up a commitment from Land O’ Lakes prospect Kent Taylor. Taylor is ranked the No. 1 tight end in America by Rivals and Scout.
Taylor’s pledge pushes the Gators’ upcoming signing class to 17. They can sign 25 players next year.
Rivals.com reported that Taylor visited Penn State in December and...
Gerald Christian committed to the Gators when he was a junior in high school. When former coach Urban Meyer announced his temporary resignation, Christian never wavered on his pledge to join Florida.
Now he’s leaving.
The University Athletic Association announced today that Christian and Robert Clark, both from Dwyer HS, have left the program and will transfer.
“Both of these...
Dwyer High School football coach Jack Daniels is fiercely loyal to his players, many of whom feel like family members to him, and he has no problem telling them when they do something wrong.
He was fine with former Dwyer players Gerald Christian and Robert Clark choosing to transfer from Florida, a move announced earlier today, but was disappointed that they did not finish the season...
The Florida Gators were facing a roster crisis when the season began and now that crisis has gotten even worse. Sophomore tight end Gerald Christian and sophomore receiver Robert Clark have both decided to take their talents elsewhere. The two haven’t played much in their short careers and both expressed their desire to play more in a statement released from the program on Tuesday.
Unhappiness over playing time, or lack thereof, has led to two players parting ways with the Florida football program. In a release, UF confirmed that tight end Gerald Christian and wide receiver Robert Clark have asked for and been granted a release from their scholarships. Both players were recruited by former head coach Urban Meyer…