Secret Gator? Miami defender photographed sporting Florida towel
The Miami defense had plenty of trouble against Florida on Saturday night, but it turns out, at least one defender became confused about which towel to wear.
Multiple photos, including one from the Orlando Sentinel (below) capture Miami’s Gilbert Frierson sporting a Gators logo on his towel while defending Florida WR Josh Hammond. Frierson made two tackles, including one for a loss in the 24-20 Florida victory, and also had a pass breakup. The redshirt freshman plays “striker” for the Hurricanes and is from Coconut Grove, Florida. One image caught the eye of Hammond’s older brother, former Gators WR Frankie Hammond Jr.
The most logical theory about how this could happen is Frierson inadvertently picked up a towel by mistake in the middle of a series. Towels often hit the ground and players and officials typically toss them aside as the action begins. In other images from the game, Frierson has a Miami towel tucked in the back of his pants.
The Gators’ offense passed for 254 yards in the game, and converted all four fourth down tries as they overcame four turnovers and had about 13 minutes less in possession time. The Gators outgained the Canes 306-301 in total yards.
We got Gator fans playin in the game too!!! 😂😂🐊 pic.twitter.com/Dv1i4iqltl
— Frankie Hammond Jr (@FHammond85) August 25, 2019