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Former USF tight end Mike McFarland hospitalized following car accident

The former Gators signee remains in critical condition in an Ocala hospital

Former Bulls tight end Mike McFarland remains in critical condition in an Ocala hospital after apparently being involved in a Monday evening car accident.

An Ocala Regional Medical Center spokesperson confirmed McFarland’s condition Thursday morning. The Blake High alumnus’ Facebook page was filled with posts from friends seeking prayers for McFarland, and referring to the accident.

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Details of the accident weren’t immediately available.

A 6-foot-5 four-star prospect at Blake, McFarland signed with the University of Florida in 2010, but transferred to USF after a redshirt season in Gainesville.

He evolved into a second-team All-American Athletic Conference pick with the Bulls, recording a career-best 27 catches for 315 yards as a senior in 2014. He finished his USF career with 55 catches and two touchdowns.

Contact Joey Knight at jknight@tampabay.com. Follow @TBTimes_Bulls.

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