True freshman running back Dameon Pierce has done some impressive things on the practice field and appears headed for playing time and carries this season.
He’s been even more impressive in the weight room. The 5-foot-10, 216-pound Pierce is squatting more weight than even some of the 300-pound offensive lineman.
Fred Johnson, a 6-6, 330-pound tackle, admits Pierce squats more than him.
“Definitely, I’m not squatting with him,” Johnson said. “He put 595 (pounds) on the bar and then hit it and came up like it was nothing. He’s just a strong little man.
“When I saw it I was looking straight up and I thought he just had like 315 on the bar. I looked left and said ‘Oh my God’ and just walked away. Then everybody went crazy and I knew he hit it, no need to tell me.”
Strong legs, of course, are huge for running backs. And Pierce obviously has them.
“Dameon Pierce got the strongest squat I’ve seen,” running back Jordan Scarlett said. “That man puts like five, six plates on each side and just lifts it like it’s 225 up and down, up and down. I was like ‘Yeah, that’s a strong kid’.”
Football Fan Day Details
UF is hosting its annual fan day in the Indoor Practice Facility from 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
WRUF – Country 103.7 The Gator will be on site to provide music.
Premium Open House
Fans interested in seats in the Evans Champions Club or Holloway Touchdown Terrace have an opportunity to tour the areas and speak with Gator Ticket Office representatives on site. The premium areas and representatives will be available from 12-2 p.m.
The 2018 home schedule features home games against LSU, Kentucky, Missouri and South Carolina.
The quickest and most efficient way to order is online by visiting “My Account” under the Gator Ticket Office tab on FloridaGators.com. Fans may also call the Gator Ticket Office at (352) 375-4683 or visit the Ticket Office on the west side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
UAA Guidelines for Fan Day
*Due to NCAA compliance issues, no items other than the UAA provided posters at the event may be autographed. Fans may not bring outside items into the IPF for autographs.
*Posters will be available at each station for autographs.
*Each fan is limited to two (2) autographs per student-athlete to help keep lines moving forward and allow everyone a chance to get autographs. Violation of this rule will cause fans to be removed from the line.
*Fans are not allowed to leave lines and go behind tables to take photos with any student-athletes. If you plan to take pictures, please stay in lines and have the photo taken from the line. Violation of this rule will cause fans to be removed from the line.
*Fans are prohibited from asking student-athletes to sign autographs after the student-athletes leave the signing table to exit the facility.
*Due to time constraints, we will have to cut lines off as we near the end of the event.
*We thank you in advance for your understanding.
UAA Guidelines for Autographed Items
*The following guidelines are applicable to items (e.g. posters) that contain the signature of either a student-athlete or a coach at the University of Florida.
*The autographed item shall not be provided to a high school or to a high school staff member (e.g. coach, athletic director, principal, etc.)
*The autographed item shall not be provided to a high school athlete or to the parents of a high school athlete.
*The autographed item shall not be provided to a high school booster or to a high school booster organization.
*The autographed item shall not be sold without the written consent of the University Athletic Association, Inc.
*The University Athletic Association, Inc. reserves the right to request the return of any autographed item.
*Should you have questions or comments about these guidelines, please contact the University Athletic Association by calling 1-800-34-GATOR.