DETAILS: UF Band Director injured at UF vs. Miami game.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WCJB) -
University of Florida officials confirmed the director of the Gator Band was injured after Saturday night's football game against the University of Miami in Orlando.

Orlando police say the band was marching from the stadium to their buses after the game when a woman supporting the Miami Hurricanes tried to cut through the line.

Jay Watkins the University of Florida Band Director put his arm out to stop the woman.

That's when another person grabbed Watkins from behind and pushed him to the ground. Witnesses described the person to police as a UM fan. Watkins could not provide a description. The person has yet to be identified.

The director hit his arm and head. He was treated for these injuries on the scene by EMS.

Police said the director declined to press charges.

No students were injured.