GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Gators held their 12th practice of camp Tuesday and have two more scheduled this week before Saturday's Orange & Blue Debut gives fans a final glimpse of the team this spring.
Four months after the end of the program's first losing season in 34 years, the anticipation is high among fans and media to see what the new-look Gators look like.
Last week, the 2013 Lou Groza Award Watch List was announced and the preseason watch list for the 2013 Ray Guy Award was revealed. The Lou Groza Award is given to the nation's top collegiate place-kicker and the Ray Guy Award goes to the nation's top collegiate punter. Tulane senior kicker Cairo Santos won the 2012 Groza and has a good shot at becoming a repeat winner. Last...
Kyle Christy wasn’t at his healthiest last season, but that didn’t stop him from inking UF’s history books. Prior to the Gators’ 2012 go, Christy fell off his scooter and tore his labrum. The sophomore still made his mark and set a single-game school record while finishing as a finalist for the nation’s best punter. He’s now healing from surgery, expecting to enter his...
The departure of Caleb Sturgis leaves a big hole to be filled on the Florida special teams unit. The first step to finding his replacement begins on March 13 when the Gators open spring practice. The future kicker will be the focus of the special teams. Florida returns Kyle Christy, one of the top punters in the country, and multiple experienced returners on punts and kickoffs.
Florida safety Matt Elam capped off a strong season by being named a first team AP All-American. The Gators also placed punter Kyle Christy, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and kicker Caleb Sturgis on the third team.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Florida's offense was sputtering along like a '72 Volkswagen, relying heavily on punter Kyle Christy to keep Missouri pinned deep in its own territory.
It was early in the second half and the Gators not only trailed by a touchdown, they had yet to score. They needed something to happen after Pop Saunders' 16-yard punt return gave them the ball at Missouri...
With arguably the best punter/place-kicker combination in the country, No. 3 Florida should be looking for a new adjective to describe its special teams.
How about supreme teams? Or superior teams? Either one would be appropriate.
The Gators have been downright dominant in the kicking game this season, putting the foot back in football and making anyone who watches coach Will Muschamp...
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October 25, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. The Gators could make a coaching-clinic film to highlight the importance of special teams. All they would need to use are their last three games.
As the Gators surged up the polls in recent weeks, their special teams often led the way.
In the victory over LSU, punter Kyle Christy continually flipped the field on the Tigers in the first half to emerge as one of...
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South Carolina Gamecocks
Marcus Lattimore was not healthy and he was sadly ineffective for the entire game against a fierce Gators defense.
Cocky played their worst game of the year, but you wouldn’t notice unless you actually watched the game. Florida punter Kyle Christy pinned...