Countdown to Kickoff: #79 Matthew Fuchs

Continuing our countdown to the season with the player jersey numbers and Thursday marks the 79th day before the Gators kickoff the season. Number 79 is worn by walk-on offensive lineman Matthew Fuchs.

Matthew Fuchs is a redshirt junior who walked on at Florida back in 2012. He has yet to see any playing time with the Gators and at 6-foot-2, 239 pounds it doesn’t appear he will get on the field in meaningful play any time soon.

However, we all understand how thin the line is this year and has been in previous years due to injuries so there is little doubt that Fuchs has supplied help on the scout team to a very good defense and maybe some time in practice when the two-deep guys needed a break.

A local player from Gainesville's Buchholz High School, Fuchs was also named to the 2014 academic honor roll and the coaches would tell you he is a pleasure to coach. Here’s to wishing the best for Fuchs and the chance to play in 2015.


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