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VIDEO: Current, Former Florida Kickers Hit Simultaneous Field Goals

When it comes to positions of need for the Florida Gators, the one that was addressed by maybe the most important early enrollee this season was by kicker Eddy Pineiro. The junior college transfer from Miami has one of the most sought after legs in the 2016 class and decided to flip from Alabama to his home state Gators just before the turn of the year. There are already high hopes...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Florida K Eddy Pinerio kicks 62-yard FG on first day on campus

To say that the Florida Gators had a problem with placekickers this season would be an understatement. Austin Hardin wasn’t getting the job done midway through the season, so they held an open tryout, at which more than 200 people showed up. The Gators got a special player for the 2016 season when top-ranked kicker Eddy Pinerio switched his commitment from Alabama to Florida in...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida attempts horrible fake field goal to open Citrus Bowl

For the Florida Gators, the only thing that may be more worrisome than their offensive woes of late is their special teams play. With starting kicker Austin Hardin out for the Citrus Bowl with an injured ankle, Florida tried a little trickery in their first field goal attempt of the game against Michigan. What took place was hilarity, as holder Johnny Townsend tried to throw the...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida’s Starting Kicker Injured In Practice, Will Not Play In Citrus Bowl

Heading into Friday’s Citrus Bowl showdown with the Michigan Wolverines, the Florida Gators are finding themselves down one starter thanks to an injury in practice on Thursday. Depending on how much Florida Gators football you have watched this year, Austin Hardin being out for the game might be a blessing in disguise: K Austin Hardin injured his ankle in yesterday's walk through...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

What does kicker Austin Hardin and former head coach Steve Spurrier have in common?

Once upon a time, former Florida head coach Steve Spurrier was a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the Gators in 1966. During this season, he utilized a golden-arm to deliver the football down the field, his quickness to evade defenders when running the football, and his leg for...a massive field-goal conversion. Spurrier nailed a 40-yard field-goal attempt against Auburn...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Release Info About SEC Championship Ticket Allotment, Location Of Seats

Thanks to the right leg of an unlikely hero (kicker Austin Hardin, who had been far from reliable for much of the year), the Florida Gators are heading back to Atlanta for their first SEC Championship Game appearance since the 2009 season. It will be Florida’s 11th time playing in this game, and now fans are searching for tickets to see their beloved Gators go for a ninth conference...
Via Gamedayr
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida 9, Vanderbilt 7, Game Recap: Gators punch ticket to SEC Title Game on Hardin’s game winning field goal

History and logic suggested that when Austin Hardin lined up for a 43 yard field goal with a little over two minutes remaining, he’d miss. That’s just the way the last four years have gone for Florida. But he didn’t … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim McElwain explains kicker choice for game-winning FG

The Florida Gators pulled off a last minute win against Vanderbilt today after they took the lead on a 43 yard field goal by Austin Hardin. The Gators were trailing 7-6 late in the game after walk-on kicker Neil MacInnes, who made the team after an open tryout two weeks ago, missed an extra point early in the first quarter. Head coach Jim McElwain explained his choice of Hardin over...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim McElwain Explains Field Goal Kicker Choice For Florida’s Game-Winning Kick vs. Vanderbilt

Florida is heading to the SEC Championship Game on the back of a kicker.  The Gators defeated Vanderbilt this afternoon, 9-7, clinching the SEC East title. The game was won on a 43-yard field goal by Austin Hardin. It was Hardin’s first made field goal since Sept. 12.  After the game, Jim McElwain explained the decision to go with Hardin and not walk-on dental student Neil MacInnes...
Via College Spun
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

On leg of Hardin, Florida sneaks by Vanderbilt to win SEC East title

An Austin Hardin 43-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter gave Florida a hard-fought 9-7 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores. As a result, the Gators have clinched the SEC East Division title. It was an immense struggle for both teams all afternoon on the offensive side of the ball. Florida turned the ball over four times, and Vanderbilt quarterback Johnny McCrary finished...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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