It might sound like a nice gesture between rivals at first: a Tennessee fan is raising money for a Florida quarterback.

The money is for Austin Appleby’s funeral, according to a Go Fund Me page making the rounds on social media.

The page predicts that Appleby, a Purdue graduate transfer who will be making his first start for Florida, will take quite the pounding:

First and foremost ladies and gentleman, thank you for taking the time to view this page. September 24th, 2016 is a day that will live in infamy. A young man named Austin Appleby, the back-up quarterback of the Florida Gators, will be pressed into action against the fearful Tennessee Volunteers defensive front-seven lead by head coach, Butch Jones. After a litany of savage, brutal & ferocious hits on the gridiron, our nation will have witnessed its nightmare. A murder on live television.

And what’s a rival post about a Florida without a jean shorts joke?

If you could find it in your heart to say a prayer and donate $50 to this cause, I know that maybe we can raise enough money that his parents can forget about him by purchasing a front yard pool.


Go Vols.

While this fan is predicting that Tennessee’s defensive line will get to Appleby, it’s worth nothing that Florida’s offensive line has only allowed one sack in three games.