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Thursday June 19, 2014 Surprise! Paintball Day for Gators football squad

Updated: 9:09am, June 20

Dante Fowler, Jr. and the Gator football team got a surprise trip to the paintball fields Thursday.

Dante Fowler, Jr. and the Gator football team got a surprise trip to the paintball fields Thursday.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida football team took a break from summer workouts Thursday afternoon for a little team bonding trip to some local paintball fields.

As the Gators gathered for a normal team meeting, George Wynn, who's in charge of football operations, broke the news to cheers from the players, who then filed into a bus and headed off to the colorful war zone.

“It’s important for our players and coaches to get together off the field, outside the stadium and the weight room,” UF coach Will Muschamp said. “We thought this was an excellent opportunity for our team to spend some time together in a fun, team-building environment.”

As always when football players get together, there was some competition involved. In addition to paintball, the players had some fun playing corn hole, horseshoes and even basketball.

"This is great for team chemistry, getting the players to come out here and do things outside of football and working out and getting tired of each other," junior Dante Fowler said. "This is just us coming out and mingling with each other, getting to know people and have fun with each other. I loved it. This was my first time playing paintball. A lot of people might not get to do stuff like this, so we were really having fun."

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