Thursday January 10, 2013Hammond and Hines to Play In Casino Del Sol All-Star Game Friday
University of Florida senior wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. (Hollywood, Fla.) and senior running back Omarius Hines (Corsicana, Texas) will both take part in the second annual Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game tomorrow in Tucson, Ariz., as part of the East team. Both Hammond and Hines are the first Gators to ever participate in the game as it is one of the first national college all-star games that will precede this spring’s NFL Draft and feature Gators from this year’s squad.
The two seniors are coming off stellar senior campaigns for the Gators that saw both hold major roles in the Florida offense. For Hammond, the Hollywood native finished third on the team in receiving yards (295 yards) and fourth in catches (22) after playing in all 13 games this year. Hammond also had three touchdowns this season and finished his Gator career with six total touchdowns and 809 yards on 63 catches. Hammond also had the longest reception of the year for UF after a 75-yard touchdown connection with quarterback Jeff Driskel helped the Gators defeat Tennessee in the third game of the season.
As for Hines, the Texan had a breakout season going for 242 receiving yards, good for fourth on the team on 23 catches. He also was a threat on the ground with 164 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns. Hines averaged nearly eight yards a carry and over 12 yards per game. For his career, Hines finished with 330 yards on the ground with four touchdowns and also 801 receiving yards on 64 catches with two touchdowns.
The 2013 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game will take place Friday, Jan. 11, at Kino Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. The game will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks including carried live exclusively on ESPN3, and available online at WatchESPN.com. For more on the game and for complete rosters for both the East and West squads, please visit http://www.casinodelsol.com/college-football-all-star-game/.