34 days until college football

34 - Don Chandler

34 – Don Chandler

34 days until Florida Gator football! #34 – Donald Gene Chandler. Don Chandler first attended Bacone (Junior) College in Muskogee, Oklahoma from 1952 to 1953 before transferring to the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played halfbackpunter and placekicker for coach Bob Woodruff‘s Florida Gators football team in 1954 and 1955.  As a senior in 1955, Chandler led all major college punters with an average kick of 44.3 yards, narrowly beating out Earl Morrall of the Michigan State Spartans. Memorably, Chandler also kicked a 76-yard punt against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in 1955, which remains tied for the second longest punt in Gators history. Chandler graduated from Florida with a bachelor’s degree in 1956, and was later inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great” in 1989.

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