Florida place kicker Jorge Powell (98) kicks an extra point against Tennessee during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
John Raoux
October 19, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida's kicking situation has gone from depleted to desperate.

The 13th-ranked Gators sent out an ''all call'' for kickers Monday after Jorge Powell was injured at LSU. Powell was run over during a kickoff. And with top kicker Austin Hardin also dealing with a leg injury, coach Jim McElwain has few, if any, other options on his roster.

So Florida took to Twitter ''looking for walk-on kickers.'' The team asked for any interested and eligible students to visit the football office by 4:30 p.m. Monday for a tryout.

The good news for the Gators (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) is they are off this week before playing rival Georgia (5-2, 3-2) in Jacksonville on Halloween. So they have extra time to get healthy or get a walk-on up to speed.


AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org

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