UF lineman transferring after graduation

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Florida Gators offensive lineman Andrew Mike (77) is helped by trainers during the second half of the Gators' 30-3 win against Iowa in the Outback Bowl on Monday January 2, 2017 in Tampa, Fla. Rob C. Witzel / The Gainesville Sun

Reserve Florida offensive lineman Andrew Mike is leaving UF to become a graduate transfer at another school, the redshirt senior announced Wednesday on Twitter.

Mike is on schedule to graduate this weekend.

“I would like to extend my appreciation to the University of Florida, Coach Mullen, Coach Mac, Coach Muschamp for the opportunity to play and graduate from such an honored University,” Mike wrote on his Twitter account. “To the gator nation, thanks for the undying support through thick and thin.

“After much prayer, and consultation with my family and friends I am now seeking to continue my 5th year as a graduate transfer. I am blessed to have earned a degree and a lifetime of memories from The University of Florida. Go Gators.”

In his three-year UF career, Mike played in 27 games on special teams and in a backup role on offense.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for your contributions to the Gators, Andrew. Congratulations on getting your UF degree! Best wishes wherever you land.

    • Agree, and wish Andrew the best. Any time a player graduates this should be respected – otherwise why do we bring them into the program. thanks again, Andrew.

  2. Hate to see him go. I count now with the incoming freshmen in the fall we have 15 scholarship offensive lineman. Need to keep the depth at that level. You know you will lose a few to injuries during the year. Maybe some of the walk on guys like Tanner Rowell will get built up by Savage over the summer and step up and give us some added depth.

  3. Congrats on your UF degree, which will carry you in the business world as a winner. Thanks for the effort on the field in that proud Gator uniform! Good luck on your next experience.

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