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The Florida Gators filled a need at kicker via the transfer portal. Mississippi State’s Jace Christmann announced on Twitter he’ll spend his final season in Gainesville.

After Evan McPherson’s draft declaration, Florida didn’t have a single scholarship kicker on the roster and needed to add one. And they got a rather promising addition at that.

Despite appearing in just two games in 2020, Christmann made 32 of his 40 attempts while at Mississippi State with a career long of 51 yards posted in 2019. On kickoff he doesn’t have much experience with only seven attempts over his career.

Christmann walked on at MSU in 2016. He leaves Starkville as one of the best kickers in school history. His 219 career points are fourth-most in school history and no. 1 among kickers. Additionally, he leads in PATs made (123), plus a school record 95 consecutive made PATs and he’s tied for the best career field goal percentage in Bulldog history at 80 percent.

This makes for the Gators’ third transfer acquired this offseason with defensive linemen Antonio Shelton’s and Daquan Newkirk’s announcements coming before.

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