Countdown to Kickoff: #62 Andrew Ivie

Continuing our countdown to the season with the player jersey numbers and July 5th marks the 62nd day before the Gators kickoff the season. Number 62 on this Gator roster belongs to true freshman defensive tackle Andrew Ivie.

The younger brother of junior defensive tackle Joey Ivie, Andrew Ivie enters his first season at Florida much the same as his older brother. He isn’t expected to contribute too much as a freshman.

If he is anything like his brother, you can throw all of that out the window pretty quickly. In fact, Joey was the only true freshman lineman in his class to see playing time. Andrew show up with a little bit of an edge in that he has an older brother to draw from, he also enters Florida weighing 302 ounds, quite a bit more than Joey weighed when he showed up.

Andrew also was a state weight lifting champion meaning he likely kept his weight down to comoete at a certain weight level, so the weight is coming easy to him now.

Ivie had 59 tackles and nine tackles for loss, and five sacks as a senior at Pasco County HS. His playing style is much like his brother in that he gives relentless pursuit to the football and all-out effort on every play, two things that can certainly get you on the field early.

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