Seniors Brace Themselves for Emotional Day in the Swamp

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Seniors Brace Themselves for Emotional Day in the Swamp
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GAINESVILLE — Frankie Hammond Jr. arrived in Gainesville during the summer of 2008, when the future seemed boundless for him and Florida football. During the next five years, Hammond and the Gators would fall from the perch of college football and then rise again. "But the time comes where we have to close that door and move on and another door opens for you." Hammond, 22, will be one of 19 seniors to exit the tunnel in the south end zone of the Swamp for the final time at 1:03 p.m. Saturday, moments before No. 6 Florida faces off with Jacksonville State...

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