GAINESVILLE, Fla. Maybe someday his memory will fill in the blanks from those lost 20 minutes, but a month later, Darrin Kitchens only recalls bits and pieces of the night of Nov. 26.
For the 90,000-plus fans at the Florida-Florida State game last month, certain images and sounds linger fresh.
The sirens whistling as an ambulance from Shands Hospital made its way to The Swamp. The crowd was so quiet you could hear as the ambulance got closer and closer. The Gators huddled around their fallen teammate as a medical team carefully worked on Kitchens. The thumbs up to the crowd that Kitchens gave more than 15 minutes after he dropped to the ground following a helmet-to-helmet hit on the opening kickoff of the second half.
Kitchens has seen video of the play and understands what happened, but as for the moment considered perhaps the most frightening of the Gators' 2011 season he draws only blanks.
"I don't really remember anything," Kitchens said. "I remember running down the fiel...