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47 Alan Rhine
  • Punter
  • 5-11, 192, Senior
  • Sebring (Sebring, HS)

A senior walk-on who was awarded a scholarship in August 2000...Played in 23 regular season games for 101 plays and also played in the 2000 Citrus Bowl and 2001 Nokia Sugar Bowl...Played for the Gator baseball team in 1997 and 1998...A career average of 41.8 yards per punt

2000 Season
Listed on Ray Guy Award "Watch" List (nation's top punter) ...47 punts for 2,035 yards (43.3 average) with a long of 65 yards in the SEC Championship Game versus Auburn...43.3 average ranks first in the SEC and ninth in the nation ...Seven punts against Tennessee for an average of 42.6 yards...Averaged 44.8 yards on four punts against LSU...60-yard punt versus Auburn was a then career-long punt...Ran a fake punt for 26 yards versus South Carolina...A superb game vs. Florida State with eight punts (a career high) for a 47.3 average...Had a career-long 65-yard punt in SEC Championship Game versus Auburn ...Posted a 46.8 average on his five punts in the Sugar Bowl...Received UF's Special Teams Best Effort Award for the 2000 season.

1999 Season
Moved into the top role at punter early in the season... Saw action in 11 games (all but Western Michigan) for 49 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... Averaged 40.4 yards per punt (47 punts for 1,898 yards), with a long of 57 vs. Alabama in the SEC Championship... 40.4 punt average ranked eighth in the SEC... Saw first action against Central Florida and had two punts for an average of 50.0... Two punts against Tennessee for an average of 41.0 yards with one punt downed on the Tennessee three-yard line in the fourth quarter... Against Kentucky, had four punts for an average of 43.5... Three punts against Auburn for an average of 50.0... Six punts for an average of 36.2 versus Georgia... Six punts for an average of 38.5 against Vanderbilt... Six punts for an average of 43.0 against South Carolina, including a career-long 52-yarder... Four punts for an average of 39.5 versus Florida State with one blocked... Eight punts for an average of 40.5 in the SEC Championship versus Alabama.

1998 Season
Backup punter who did not see any game action.

1997 Season
Did not participate with Gator football team.

1996 Season
Did not see any game action.

A 1996 graduate of Sebring High School... Four-year letterwinner in football and baseball... Listed among Collegiate Baseball's top prep prospects for the state of Florida... A middle infielder who played primarily at second base... A career .331 hitter with 46 RBI and 12 doubles over 67 games in his three-year career... Hit .370 with 26 RBI and one HR during senior campaign... Hit for a career-best .371 average during his sophomore season... Participated in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Florida Gold Seal in high school.

Born Jack Alan Rhine on March 11, 1978 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Parents: Jack and Penny Rhine... Father, Jack, was the head baseball coach at Florida from 1982-83, compiling a 72-39 record, as well as former player at Florida Southern and in the Montreal Expos organization... Hobbies include football, fishing and skiing... Major: Sociology.

Year No. Yds. Avg. Long TB FC I20
1999 47 1898 40.4 57 3 13 13
2000 47 2035 43.3 65 6 10 9
Total 94 3933 41.8 65 9 23 22

65 yards (Auburn, 2000 SEC Championship)
Number of Punts: 8 (Alabama, 1999; Florida State, 2000)
Average Yardage: 50 (Auburn, 1999)

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