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Gators trio out to make the most of their opportunity

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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Gators trio out to make the most of their opportunity
    Swain, Townsend, Hammond hoping to impress scouts at East-West Shrine Bowl

    By Chris Hays Sentinel
    ST. PETERSBURG — While many players stood on the outside looking on, Tommy Townsend was one of the players who was getting caught up in the spirit of the East-West Shrine Bowl activities Friday during media day at Tropicana Field.

    The former Boone High and University of Florida punter, whose long locks of hair stretch way below the bottom of his football helmet, and numerous other players circled around 18-year-old Madelyn Hubbs, a Shriners Hospital patient who was born without a left arm.

    Hubbs showed players how she can do all the things people are accustomed to doing with two hands — like putting on a shirt, tying her shoes and even putting her long hair in a ponytail — with just one hand. Townsend tried to follow the ponytail demonstration with one hand, and his effort wasn’t too bad, with the exception of several strands of hair he left out of the hair tie.

    Hubbs, like all the Shriners patients at Friday’s events, was good-natured and having fun with the players, and Townsend was all about the experience. He even showed his skills at maneuvering a wheelchair, which he did faster than most every other player involved.
    “It’s been an amazing experience, like going to the Shriners Hospital and getting to spend a bunch of time with the kids there,” Townsend said. “But then there is also the bowl side of it. We’re here for business, so we’ve been meeting with a bunch of scouts throughout the week and it’s been some very competitive practices. [We’re] coming out here grinding.
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  2. Nostradamus

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    Those guys have rep’d UF well over the years. Wish them continued success.
     
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  3. DieAGator

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    Hope the best for this Gator trio.
     
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  4. gatorjjh

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    It was good of Chris Hayes to give the bowl game and our Gators some community involvement coverage, I think those 3 will be fine, no superstar probably but a decent career in the NFL followed by a climb up the college coaching ladder perhaps
     
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  5. wrrgator

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    Is the Senior bowl next weekend also? What Gators are in that game?
     
  6. wrrgator

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    I just found the answers to my questions. I noticed that Cleveland did not get selected to either of the games. I hope he has a chance to go to the league as well.
     
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    Cleveland looks like a natural gunner at the NFL level. Best wishes.
     
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  9. TrueGator

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    All three of these guys will do well in the NFL.
     
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