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Billy Latsko

HB

Height
5' 10"
CLASS
RSR
Hometown
Gainesville
Weight
232 lbs.
Experience
3L
School
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 a first-down earning fake punt in the fourth quarter 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…His 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…Chosen second-team all-state in 2001 after collecting third-team all-state honors 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)…

PERSONAL: Was born on Feb. 16, 1984, in Gainesville, Fla.…His parents are Bill and Linda Latsko… Father is a masonry contractor and mother is a bookkeeper…Has two older sisters, Leah and Jennifer…Leah attended Florida…Likes to jet-ski…Most admires his father…


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)

Game-By-Game

2006

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee...........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY...............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA................  0    0  0   0    1   18  0  18    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    18
 Oct 07, 2006 LSU....................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    1    3  0   3    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     3
 Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State.......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State..........  0    0  0   0    2   17  0  11    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    17
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0    4   38  0  18    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    38

 Games played: 14
 Avg per catch: 9.5
 All purpose avg/game: 2.7

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 02, 2006 SOUTHERN MISS..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 09, 2006 UCF....................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 16, 2006 at Tennessee...........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 23, 2006 KENTUCKY...............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 30, 2006 ALABAMA................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 07, 2006 LSU....................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 14, 2006 at Auburn..............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 28, 2006 vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 04, 2006 at Vanderbilt..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 11, 2006 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 25, 2006 at Florida State.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Dec. 2, 2006 vs Arkansas............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan. 8, 2007 vs Ohio State..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

2005

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............  0    0  0   0    3   12  0   6    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    12
 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......  0    0  0   0    2   31  1  20    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    31
 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................  1    5  0   5    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     5
 Totals..............................  1    5  0   5    5   43  1  20    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    48

 Games played: 12
 Avg per rush: 5.0
 Avg per catch: 8.6
 All purpose avg/game: 4.0
 Total offense avg/gm: 0.4

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 03, 2005 WYOMING................   3    2      5    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 10, 2005 LOUISIANA TECH.........   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 17, 2005 TENNESSEE..............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 24, 2005 at Kentucky............   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct  1, 2005 at Alabama Crimson Tide   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 08, 2005 MISSISSIPPI STATE......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 15, 2005 at LSU.................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 29, 2005 vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 05, 2005 VANDERBILT.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 12, 2005 at South Carolina......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Nov 26, 2005 FLORIDA STATE..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan 02, 2006 vs IOWA................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................   5    3      8    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6

2004

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......  0    0  0   0    2   10  1   6    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    10
 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........  0    0  0   0    1    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............  0    0  0   0    2   16  0  13    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    16
 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................  0    0  0   0    2   17  0  11    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    17
 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....  0    0  0   0    1   12  0  12    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    12
 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...  0    0  0   0    1   10  0  10    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    10
 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............  0    0  0   0    1    3  1   3    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     3
 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......  0    0  0   0    1    8  0   8    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     8
 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  0    0  0   0   11   76  2  13    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    76

 Games played: 12
 Avg per catch: 6.9
 All purpose avg/game: 6.3

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Sep 11, 2004 EASTERN MICHIGAN.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Sep 18, 2004 at Tennessee...........   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 25, 2004 KENTUCKY...............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 02, 2004 ARKANSAS...............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 09, 2004 LSU....................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 16, 2004 MIDDLE TENN. STATE.....   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 23, 2004 at Mississippi State...   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 30, 2004 vs GEORGIA.............   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    6
 Nov 6, 2004  at Vanderbilt..........   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 13, 2004 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 20, 2004 at Florida State.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Dec 31, 2004 vs Miami Hurricanes....   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................   6    1      7    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0   12

2003

                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Sept. 27     at Kentucky............  0    0  0   0    1   16  0  14    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    16
 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct. 11      at LSU.................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Oct. 18      at Arkansas............  0    0  0   0    1   15  0  15    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    15
 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............  2   13  0  11    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    13
 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............  1    1  0   1    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     1
 Nov. 15      at South Carolina......  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................  0    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  3   14  0  11    2   31  0  15    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    45

 Games played: 13
 Avg per rush: 4.7
 Avg per catch: 15.5
 All purpose avg/game: 3.5
 Total offense avg/gm: 1.1

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE STATE.........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes....   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE..............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Sept. 27     at Kentucky............   1    1      2    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................   2    1      3    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct. 11      at LSU.................   1    0      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Oct. 18      at Arkansas............   0    1      1    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov. 1       vs Georgia.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT.............   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov. 15      at South Carolina......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE..........   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Jan. 1       vs IOWA................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................   5    3      8    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

Profile on Billy Latsko

  • Worked the summer of 2006 for Joyner Construction, helping construct Jackson Square across the street from campus. A building construction major, says he took the job mainly to gain experience in his field of study.
  • Plays the drums, likes to listen to music in a set of head phones and play along on his new drum set
  • Major is building construction
  • Likes listening to all kinds of music, especially anything he can drum along with
  • Grandfather, Bill Latsko, was a quarterback on the 1940 UF football team

What They Are Saying About Billy Latsko

"There's no way to measure the will and spirit of an individual, who might overcome whatever perceived limitations they have." (1/6/2007)
Chuck Heater, UF recruiting coordinator and cornerbacks coach on Billy Latkso
 
“He’s probably one of the best fullbacks any one of us coaches has been around. Now we want to see if he can broaden his game. We’re seeing how far we can extend our offense if we want to give it to the fullback a little bit.” (July 2006)
Stan Drayton, UF Running Backs Coach

“Billy’s a great football player. We expect toughness, leadership. He’s a guy that’s going to get a couple of tough yards if we give him the ball to run it. He’s not going to be our game-breaking runner. You don’t expect Billy to take a run 80 yards to the house, but you expect him to get some tough yards and you expect him to be a great blocker and you expect him to get out in routes and catch the ball, just be that all-around player.” (July 2006)
Dan Mullen, UF Offensive Coordinator

“It’s taken everyone a while to figure this out, but Latsko is one of the best football players on the team. He might also be the toughest.” (4/22/06)
Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun

“Billy Latsko is the no-brainer of the group, no question. He’s the leader. He’s the guy if you’re on the field he’s working his butt off and if you’re off the field he’s working his butt off. He’s the leader of that group by example, and now he’s taking it to the next level. He’s starting to be the vocal leader. It’s huge for our position.”
Running back coach Stan Drayton, GatorSports.com, April 16, 2006

“I saw an athlete. He had good numbers in the sprints and jumps. I saw he had some ball skills. And he’s tough.” (November 15, 2003)
Ed Zaunbrecher, Former UF Quarterbacks Coach

“He’s a great young man. Some teams have a big stud fullback who can pound the ball. I think Billy’s going to grow into that.” (November 15, 2003)

“Billy comes from a great Christian family. He is a tough hard-nosed kid who has a great work ethic. He has made the most of his opportunity out there and we've rewarded him with a scholarship. He can make the blocks and catch the ball out of the backfield and having an offensive threat form the fullback position is a big plus."
(July 16, 2004)
Ron Zook, Former UF head coach

“He played linebacker at Buchholz High and is a tough, smart kid who has impressed UF coach Urban Meyer.” (8/21/2005)
Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun

"I love Billy Latsko. He's fighting an injury so he's not at full speed. He is going to be involved in the offense because he played well Saturday. We also have some personnel issues. We have Tate Casey, and I'm used to having a couple of guys that can give you short yardage and that you can have in the middle of the field. Billy's going to be full-time offense from here on out. We need him. He's a leverage player, he's a great young man and he's skilled." (9/26/05)
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

“He’s a good worker and he’s working hard. He does just about everything. He just seems like the kind of guy that no matter what, you can depend on him to do his job.”

Bob Crumpton, construction superintendent for Joyner Construction, where Latsko worked in the summer of 2006
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