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Florida DT Easley has torn ACL, will miss Gator Bowl

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Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley won’t be available for the Gators on Jan. 2 when they take on Ohio State in the Urban Meyer Gator Bowl, coach Will Muschamp confirmed over the weekend. Easley, a sophomore, suffered an ACL tear during Florida’s season-finale game against Florida State and was carted off the field.

Easley will have surgery Wednesday.

Easley started all 12 games for Florida, making 37 tackles with 7.5 for a loss while totaling 1.5 sacks, three quarterback hurries and one blocked kick.

Easley’s only drama off the field this year came when he was allegedly involved in a bizarre altercation with former Alabama player Reggie Myles. 

Easley did not face any charges for the alleged incident.

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2 Responses to “Florida DT Easley has torn ACL, will miss Gator Bowl”
  1. angelheartsbuckeyes says: Dec 5, 2011 11:09 PM

    I wish a speedy recovery to this young man. And good luck Gator Nation in the upcoming bowl.

    Now, I really hate that this game has so much ‘Urban’ attached to it. Yes he’s our new coach, but he’s not our ‘now’ coach, so can we just talk about the game–you know two struggling offenses and such?

    Oh, and another thing. This is Luke Fickell’s game. This game belongs to him and his players and the experience of sharing a season that (hopefully) few other Buckeye brothers will share. Urban gets the future. January 2, 2012 is about now, and right now its about Luke.

    Go Buckeyes!

  2. Deb says: Dec 5, 2011 11:32 PM

    @angelheartsbuckeyes …

    You’re absolutely right!!! It’s the Muschamp/Fickell Bowl. Urban won’t be on either sideline.

    Good luck to both teams!

    So glad Easley has more college eligibility left and won’t be entering the draft with an ACL tear. Wishing him the speediest possible recovery.

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