Florida Gators return best specialist tandem in nation for 2017

With Florida Gators redshirt junior punter Johnny Townsend announcing Thursday his decision to complete his eligibility and return to the team, it stands to question whether Florida — while attempting to reload on defense and build up its offense — is arguably one of the strongest teams in the nation in another area: special teams. Let’s get one thing straight: They’re not...
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January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Four things we learned: Florida has a long ways to go to be a ‘good’ team after win at Vanderbilt

Playing a second consecutive road game in the state of Tennessee, the Florida Gators at least bounced back with a victory Saturday over the Vanderbilt Commodores. That’s probably the nicest thing to say about the Gators’ effort in the game: They won. Florida’s 13-6 win left a lot to be desired and plenty of questions to be answered, particularly as the Gators’ SEC slate gets...
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October 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Gators double up, adding punter Tommy Townsend

In addition to starting fall camp on Thursday, the Florida Gators released an updated roster that included a couple notable changes and additions. Primary among them was the name Tommy Townsend, a redshirt freshman punter who just so happens to be the younger brother of redshirt junior P Johnny Townsend. Tommy Townsend, who just transferred into Florida this summer after spending...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Punter Tommy Townsend transfers from Tennessee to Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Punter Tommy Townsend is transferring from Tennessee to Florida. Florida coach Iim McElwain confirmed Thursday that Townsend was coming to Florida. Townsend will sit out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Townsend redshirted at Tennessee last season. His brother, Johnny Townsend, is Florida's main punter. Tennessee coach Butch Jones confirmed...
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August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Great Judd Davis And New Gator Kicker Eddy Pineiro Simultaneously Hit 55-Yard Field Goals

The Florida Gators found a cool way to show off their program’s kicking prowess today. Gator great Judd Davis and new Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro simultaneously hit 55-yard kicks on the same goal. Former Lou Groza winner @JuddDavis and future Groza winner @eddypineiro1 side by side from 55 … — Johnny Townsend (@johnnytownsend1) January 27, 2016 ...
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January 27, 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

WATCH: Fan give 'Puntman' song tribute to Florida punter Townsend

Ranking first in the SEC in yards-per-punt average (44.92), Florida punter Johnny Townsend had a spectacular season for the Gators. While quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and defensive ends garner much of the publicity, there isn't a ton of love for those involved in special teams. One fan -- obviously appreciative of Townsend's efforts in 2015 -- created a tribute...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Florida’s punter gets ‘Jumpman’ remix

The Florida Gators had a surprisingly successful season this year, winning the SEC East for the first time since 2009 and going 10-2 in the process. The only problem the team had was with their consistency as they didn’t really get the same production from their offense every week. One player they did get a lot of production from this year was sophomore punter Johnny Townsend....
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Punter Townsend agrees with McElwain on PB&J intricacies

Punter Johnny Townsend is one of the most underrated players on then entire Florida team. Fourth in the conference in total punting yards and third in yards per boot, he's been an unsung hero for the squad with his ability to switch field position. He recently did an interview Whitney Haworth, giving the punter some much-deserved notoriety. Townsend spoke about his future, and...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Attorney handling Grier appeal reassures Gators fans

Morgan & Morgan, a law firm predominantly based in the Southeast, will be handling Will Grier’s appeal of his year-long suspension.  The Florida quarterback was suspended for a year on Monday after it was revealed he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.  Grier, a redshirt freshman, will be appealing the NCAA’s decision. Matt Morgan, one of the attorney’s...
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October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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