Florida released the following statement Tuesday:
University of Florida head coach Will Muschamp announced on Tuesday that sophomores Gerald Christian (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Robert Clark (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) intend to transfer from the program.
“Both of these players have expressed a desire for more playing time and felt that it would be in their best interests to transfer,” said Muschamp. “We wish them both the best of luck and appreciate their contributions to the program.”
“I’m looking for an opportunity to play more,” said Christian. “I have no bad feelings about Florida or the coaching staff, I just want to get a fresh start and see the field more.”
“I’ve enjoyed being a part of the Gator program but at the same time I’m excited about future opportunities to play more,” said Clark. “I will have nothing but good memories from my time in Gainesville.”
Christian, a 6’3”, 245-pound tight end, had four catches for 72 yards and one touchdown this season. Clark, a 5’9”, 173-pound wide receiver, does not have a catch this season but totaled seven catches for 69 yards and one touchdown in 2010.