Florida Gators linebacker Jarrad Davis (40) and defensive back Marcus Maye (20) celebrate after a play against the Missouri Tigers during the first half on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Gainesville. Florida defeated Missouri 40-14 Matt Stamey/Correspondent
The games, the seasons and the years fly by. That’s what the outgoing seniors usually say with the approach of Senior Day in The Swamp.
For this year’s group, it’s definitely arriving a little sooner than expected due to the Nov. 19 Presbyterian game getting canceled so the Gators can make up their postponed game up with LSU in Baton Rouge on that ddate.
The change in the schedule has moved up Senior Day to Saturday for the South Carolina game.
For the seniors, it may be a little hard to believe, but Saturday’s game is their last in The Swamp.
“I usually don’t have any emotions when I come out of the tunnel for any game, just because when it comes down to it, it’s just football,” wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood said. “But this one is going to be a little bit more emotional for me just because it’s the last time. I never thought it would happen, but it’s here. I’m ready and I’m excited for the time.”
Fulwood said he will be joined on the field by his mother and sister for the pregame ceremony.
“They’ve been there the whole time since I’ve played the game,” he said.
Linebacker Daniel McMillian will share the moment with his parents.
“The feeling I have is, I just feel like I’ve come a long way,” he said. “Over time, I grew and I learned a lot. It just makes me think about all that.”
Marcus Maye turned down a chance to leave early for the NFL to return for his senior season. Saturday will be part of the reward.
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