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88 Days to Gators' Kickoff: #88 Kemore Gamble & Tommy Townsend

Tuesday, June 6, marks 88 days until the Florida Gators kickoff against the Michigan Wolverines in Dallas, Texas and we’re going to count down the days with the Florida roster until that game. Number 88 for the Florida Gators is occupied by two players, freshman tight end Kemore Gamble and redshirt sophomore punter Tommy Townsend.

If you are looking for a tight end that can stretch defenses, Kemore Gamble is maybe the example you would use on the Florida roster. The freshman from Miami showed up on campus in January after graduating from high school early and participated in spring drills.

As a recruit, it was a relatively early commitment for Gamble to the Gators. Pledging to the Gators in early April before his senior football season, Gamble was part of a huge south Florida contingent that eventually signed with the Gators. The Under Armour All-American was a four star prospect in high school.

He’s got length and speed to get down the field and he is a better blocker than you might expect. He will have to add a little bit of strength, but expect Gamble to play as a true freshman and push the starters to get on the field.


Tommy Townsend is the younger brother of current Gator starting punter Johnny Townsend. Tommy originally signed with Tennessee out of high school without a scholarship to give at Florida in the class of 2015, but transferred to Florida before the start of the 2016 season.

An Under Armour All-American punter, he was also a first team All-American by He played quarterback and safety as well at Boone HS in Orlando.

Townsend is more of a security blanket for the coaching staff as his brother is an All-American punter and not in danger of being contested for the job. However, the word has been that Tommy has been booming the ball in practice and the staff has grown comfortable with him if they have to turn to him for one reason or another.

Having burned his redshirt to transfer, it is likely that Townsend gets a shot to punt at some point this season. 

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