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42 Billy Latsko
  • Halflback
  • 5-10, 230
  • Senior (RS), 3L
  • Gainesville (Buchholz)

A redshirt senior h-back…Awarded a scholarship in February 2004…Joined the team prior to the 2002 season and worked at middle linebacker in 2002...Moved to fullback during 2003 spring practices and switched to linebacker in spring of 2005…Moved to H-Back during the 2005 season…Named co-recipient of the "Most Improved Walk-On" award at the conclusion of 2003 spring practices…

CAREER: Has seen action in 37 games (six starts)… 2006: Member of the Leadership Committee…

2005: Drew first start of the season at South Carolina and had two receptions for 31 yards…Caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter from Chris Leak…Also had a career-best 20-yard grab versus South Carolina…Had a career-high three catches for 12 yards in the meeting with Vanderbilt…Gained five yards on his lone carry of the Outback Bowl against Iowa…Saw action on offense, defense and special teams for the third time against Alabama…Recorded two solo tackles against Kentucky, for a season total of eight…Recorded three solo and two assisted tackles in the Gators' home opener against Wyoming…

2004: The Gators' top fullback…Saw action on all special teams units and posted a team-high 248 special team snaps…Saw action in all 12 games, making three starts (Tennessee, LSU and Vanderbilt)…Overall saw action in 478 snaps….Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll…11 receptions for 76 yards were the most by a UF fullback since Kevin Randolph in 1992…Scored first touchdown on a four-yard grab against EMU…Made first start of the season at Tennessee and had one reception…Matched a career-high two receptions for a career-best 17 receiving yards versus LSU…Caught a three-yard touchdown pass against Georgia…Hauled in a pass for a 10-yard gain against Mississippi State…Gained eight yards on a pass reception vs. Florida State…Made two tackles on special teams versus Miami in the Peach Bowl…

2003: Played in all 13 games, seeing time as the primary fullback and on special teams, for 306 plays…One of three backs to see 300 or more plays on the year…Of his 102 plays on offense, 87 came in the final six games of the season…Played a career-high 40 snaps vs. Arkansas, including 23 plays on offense…Three-of-five touches resulted in first downs…Lead the team with 10 special teams tackles…Had first career carry vs. Georgia, an 11-yarder…Finished the night with two carries for 13 yards…For the second consecutive game had a carry in the win over Vandy…Had one catch for 15 yards vs. Kentucky…

2002: Worked with the scout team at middle linebacker and was redshirted…

PREP: A three-year starter…First-team all-area selection in 2001…Second team all-state in 2001…Third team all-state in 2000…High school coach was Jay Godwin…Also played baseball and was on the weightlifting team…Played left field for four years and was on the weightlifting team for four years…Set the school record for the clean and jerk (325 lbs)…

MAJOR: Building Construction.


CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS  
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2003 3 14 4.7 0 11
2005 1 5 5.0 0 5
Totals: 4 19 4.8 0 11
CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS
Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2003 2 31 15.5 0 15
2004 11 76 6.9 2 13
2005 5 43 8.6 1 20
Totals: 18 150 8.3 3 20
CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Year UT-AT TT TBL QBS FF FR PD INT
2004 50-27 77 10.0 2.0 0 0 3 0
2005 5-3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 55-30 85 10.0 2.0 0 0 3 0

LATSKO'S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 5 (Wyoming, 2005)
Rushing Attempts: 2 (Georgia, 2003)
Rushing Yards: 13 (Georgia, 2003)
Rushing TDs: None
Longest Rush: 11 (Georgia, 2003)
Receptions: 3 (Vanderbilt, 2005)
Receiving Yards: 31 (South Carolina, 2005)
Receiving TDs: 1 (three times, last vs. Georgia, 2004)
Longest Reception: 20 (South Carolina, 2005)

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