UF Walk-On Beemer Beaming After First-Ever Touchdown
Gary Beemer never really expected to see playing time. After all, he was a walk-on player, and the chances of jumping a scholarship athlete for a chance to hit the field were slim and none. The hard-nosed hard worker never expected much, but gave everything he had every Tuesday and Wednesday in practice to help prepare the Gator football team. On Senior Day - his last home game as a player in the swamp - something magical happened. The coaching staff gave Gary Beemer, the walk-on defensive tackle, a chance to keep a memory for the rest of his life. Beemer took three handoffs near the goal line, and the third earned him a touchdown. He ran off the field clinging to the memoir that would now stay forever in his Family's Tampa residence. Gary Beemer had his time to shine, and gave his family and Gator fans around the country a reason to remember the name Gary Beemer.
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