Florida specialists tackle ‘Mannequin Challenge’

Just when you thought the “Mannequin Challenge” was running out of steam, along come the Florida specialists.

Gators kickers, punters and long snappers joined in a wacky edition of the Mannequin Challenge Internet meme inside the UF locker room.

Sophomore long snapper Ryan Farr captured the craziness and posted it to Twitter:

For the record, that’s long snapper Brett DioGuardi upside-down at the :03 mark, while long snapper Jacob Tilghman and kicker Eddy Pineiro also are noticeably visible in assorted shenanigans and Farr himself emerges from behind the camera in the closing frames.

With the silly stuff out of the way, the Gators now will focus their attention on LSU this weekend, with a win wrapping up the SEC East championship.

Special teams plays have been crucial in the series. Last season, LSU won35-28 thanks to a tie-breaking fake field goal in the fourth quarter, while punt return touchdowns (Florida’s Andre Debose, 2014), game-winning field goals (LSU’s Colby Delahoussaye, 2014) and fake punts (Florida’s Kyle Christy to Demarcus Robinson, 2013) have marked recent Gators-Tigers clashes.