Antonio Shelton transfers to the Florida Gators

In a week that has been filled with a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Florida Gators program, the Gators received some good news when they received a transfer.

Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he’s transferring to Florida as he will be a graduate transfer and next year will be his sixth season in college football.

“Different animal, same best. #GoGators,” Shelton tweeted on Wednesday.

Shelton started seven games in 2020 and accounted for 14 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, and 3.5 sacks this year.

In four years of playing (redshirted his freshman year), Shelton has played in 38 games and he has already earned his degree in broadcast journalism.

Shelton is a guy that should get a lot of playing time for the Gators next year as Florida is expected to lose starting tackles Kyree Campbell and TJ Slaton, the Penn State transfer should see time with guys like Gervon Dexter, Jalen Lee as well as freshman Desmond Watson who early enrolls next week.

Shelton will be on campus next week and will have the opportunity to go through spring practice with the Gators this year.


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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.