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Two players leave Florida Gators football program

Florida Today
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 04:22 AM
GAINESVILLE -

Tight end Gerald Christian and receiver Robert Clark, both from Palm Beach Gardens, have decided to transfer from the University of Florida football team.

"Both of these players have expressed a desire for more playing time and felt that it would be in their best interests to transfer,'' Gators coach Will Muschamp announced Tuesday. "We wish them both the best of luck and appreciate their contributions to the program.''

Both issued statements through the school.

"I'm looking for an opportunity to play more,'' said Christian, who has four receptions for 72 yards while playing in seven games. "I have no bad feelings about Florida or the coaching staff, I just want to get a fresh start and see the field more.''

He caught a 45-yard TD pass against Kentucky and made three starts. His touchdown catch is the longest by a tight end in the SEC this season.

Clark had two punt returns for no yards and didn't catch a pass this fall. He had seven catches for 69 yards and one score last year.

"I've enjoyed being a part of the Gator program but at the same time I'm excited about future opportunities to play more,'' he said. "I will have nothing but good memories from my time in Gainesville.''

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