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Florida Gators OL Matt Patchan, safety De'Ante Saunders to transfer



Matt Patchan's tumultuous Florida football career has come to an end.

Florida coach Will Muschamp said Patchan, an Armwood alum, has decided to transfer.

When reached on his cell phone Thursday, Patchan declined to commen further. 

His career has been marred by injuries. He began his tenure at UF as a DT in 2008, but did not finish the season due to a leg injury. In 2009, he moved back to OL but played just four games before being sidelined the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury.

He missed all of 2010 due to injuries, then played seven games last season before a pectoral injury forced him to sit out the Gator Bowl

He said during the preseason he felt the best he's been in a long time, but a few days later strained a pectoral muscle and did not see action at all this season.

Patchan reportedly is hoping to transfer to Ohio State to reunite with his former coach Urban Meyer or to play for Steve Addazio, his former postion coach who is now head coach at Boston College.

Sophomore safety De'Ante "Pop" Saunders is also transferring, Muschamp confirmed.

Saunders, who mised the first two games of the season for disciplinary reasons, did not play in the Gators' final two regular season games allegedly due to injury. Muschamp said previoulsy he would not play in the Sugar Bowl.


[Last modified: Thursday, December 27, 2012 12:40pm]


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