Countdown to Kickoff: #61 and #60

Continuing our countdown to the season with the player jersey numbers and Monday marks the 61st day before the Gators kickoff the season and Tuesday is 60 days before Florida hosts New Mexico State in The Swamp. These numbers are represented on the Gators’ roster by walk-on offensive linemen Matthew Bowden and Zach Shinn.


Bowden comes to Florida by way of Lakeland High School. Bowden walked on at Florida in the summer of 2014. Bowden goes 6-foot-1 and 297 pounds and the redshirt junior has not seen action with the gators yet, he is not expected to contribute in game action in 2015, but should be a valuable asset on the scout team for the Gators.


Shinn is a redshirt freshman that also joined the scout team at Florida in the summer of 2014. He hasn’t seen any playing time and also played his high school ball in Lakeland at Kathleen HS.

Shinn is another that should provide much needed help on the scout team for 2015.

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