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Florida Gators asking for walk-on kicker tryouts

Austin Hardin had four touchbacks and made all three extra points against LSU, but he has missed his last three field goals.

EVE EDELHEIT | Times (2014)

Austin Hardin had four touchbacks and made all three extra points against LSU, but he has missed his last three field goals.

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October

Can you kick a football, and do you have any college eligibility left?

If so, the Florida Gators are looking for YOU.

No. 13 UF announced on its recruiting Twitter page that the Gators are looking for kickers to sign up for walk-on tryouts. The other stipulation: You must be enrolled at UF with a minimum of 12 credit hours.

The announcement is necessary as the position's depth has decreased.

Austin Hardin - ESPN's No. 1 kicker prospect in high school - missed three games because of a leg injury. His replacement, walk-on Jorge Powell, kicked the game-winning extra point against Tennessee and made two of his three field goal attempts. But Powell left Saturday's loss at LSU with an apparent knee injury.

Hardin had four touchbacks and made all three extra points against the Tigers, but he has missed his last three field goals. 

[Last modified: Monday, October 19, 2015 1:28pm]

    

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