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Mr. D Black

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by hotelgator, May 7, 2021.

  1. hotelgator

    hotelgator GC Legend

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    Has officially arrived on campus to not just be a member of the Gator football team but more importantly he will be an enrolled Gator student!!

    Great story and a young man we all have followed and hoped this day would come.

    Welcome Mr. Black!! Stay away from any scooters

    Go Gators
     
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  2. garettk

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    Saw that. Happy for him. Trask gets a lot of well deserved credit for persevering and not giving up. DB should receive some praise as well.
     
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  3. TJtheGator

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    At long last. Happy for him.

    Go Gators!!!
     
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  4. TrueGator

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    Now that's great news. He was the number one ranked JUCO player. I have a feeling he's going to be great here. Welcome Diwun, you made it man! Proud of your perseverance. You're a Gator.
     
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  5. coach

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    Great story. Looking forward to watching him play.
     
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  6. thekentuckygator

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    Dude gonna ball. I feel sorry for the first person he hits. Gonna be some frustration let out. Lol
     
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  7. bottledigger

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    Instant fan favorite.
     
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  8. lizardbreath

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    It takes real character to overcome the kind of obstacles this young Gator has. Way to rep yourself, your family and your school. Rock on Bro!
     
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  9. Norcaligator

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    So glad to see this for him, the team and the fans!
     
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  10. defensewinschampionships

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    Makes my teacher heart proud. Good for him!
     
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  11. swampbabe

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    Me, too! This is what we live for as educators.
     
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  12. reptilenation

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    Hopefully if he does have a breakout year and decides to leave early he comes back to finish his degree. He’s worked way too hard not earn his degree from UF.
     
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  13. Skink

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    Is he eligible for 2 years (or three?)
     
  14. Endless Excuses

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    but how far can he throw a cleat?
     
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  15. believer

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    Awesome. I love to see these kids overcome this type of stuff. It will do him so much good in life.
     
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  16. StrangeGator

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    Three.
     
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  17. GatorKenW

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    I believe he should be the first winner of the unofficial Trask at Hand Award for Perseverance.
     
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  18. The_Graygator

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    Great story about this young man! You really don't see a lot of high-profile kids stick like Black has, but here he is! Best of luck to him and glad to have him!
     
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  19. akaijenkins1

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    Last kid to take that route became an ALL-TIME GATOR GREAT. Helluva path to follow but Diwun is ready!

     
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