News:Frankie Hammond caught two passes for 16 yards and a touchdown against South Carolina on Saturday.
Analysis:Frankie Hammond is tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns with three, but has recorded three catches or fewer in every contest this season.
News:Frankie Hammond had one catch at Tennessee on Saturday, but he made it count as it went for 75 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis:Frankie Hammond continues to show his big-play ability early on this season, and should become even more productive as Jeff Driskel matures under center.
News:Frankie Hammond hauled in three passes for 62 yards and a touchdown against Bowling Green on Saturday.
Analysis:Frankie Hammond's 50-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter put the game away for the Gators. With the uncertainty at the quarterback position, though, Hammond may not be a consistent option this season.
News:Frankie Hammond comes into 2012 as the most experienced wide receiver for the Gators with just 41 career catches, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Frankie Hammond is well aware that his so-called experience at a thin position does not guarantee him a starting spot by any stretch though. "The best guy's going to play," Hammond said. "If [a freshman] comes in and he's been here six months and making plays and doing it, you have to put him on the field. That keeps us on our toes. We can't slip up because he's right there behind us." Hammond caught just 15 balls in 2011.
News: Florida quarterback John Brantley looked uncomfortable last year in the spread, but wide receiver Frankie Hammond says Brantley now "has short-term memory (after mistakes) and just moves on to the next play."
Analysis: Brantley could finally cash in on all his potential but it still remains to be seen if receivers and running backs step up to help him out. At this point it's hard to envision him as anything more than a QB3 in BCS leagues.
News: Florida wide receiver Frankie Hammond has really caught the eye of head coach Will Muschamp having received praise like, "Frankie consistently has been our best receiver as far as catching the ball, finishing plays, blocking."
Analysis: While Quinton Dunbar and Deonte Thompson are the big-play threats, Hammond will be the garbage guy for the Gators.
News: Hammond had three catches for 46 yards Saturday against Georgia.
Analysis: Like fellow receiver Omarius Hines, Hammond Jr. suffers from a case of the Brantleys. As long as Brantley struggles, Hammond Jr.'s touchdowns and yards will be few.
Hammond Finds End Zone in Gators' Win Over Tennessee
News: Hammond had one catch for seven yards and a score Saturday against the Vols.
Analysis: Hammond snuck out of Urban Meyer's doghouse long enough to catch a touchdown pass. The sophomore, who was stripped of his scholarship because of misconduct, didn't play the first two games of the season. Keep an eye on him over the next two weeks. He may develop into a decent option at your second wide receiver spot.
News: Hammond has been stripped of his scholarship by UF head coach Urban Meyer and will have to walk on to the team in order to earn his way back into the rotation at wide receiver for the Gators, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Analysis: The move by Meyer, suggests ESPN.com, was a much harsher one than originally thought, but could have been done given a) that Meyer needed to make an example of someone after the case of former defensive end Carlos Dunlap and b) that Hammond is a sophomore and has the time (Dunlap was a senior) to earn back the respect of Meyer and the rest of his coaching staff. It's difficult to tell how much this will affect Hammond's playing time, but he wasn't much of a fantasy option to begin with due to Deonte Thompson and Chris Rainey likely being Florida's top two receivers.
Hammond's Punishment May Allow Him to Play in 2010
News: Hammond may still get a chance to play receiver for the Gators come fall - this despite being arrested for DUI in June -, with ESPN affiliate GatorCountry.com reporting the sophomore with likely get a one- or two-game suspension, then be allowed to return to the field.
Analysis: Buddy Martin of GatorCountry.com also notes that Hammond will likely earn a deferred suspension - in essence, probation - that would be erased after 12 months. Should Martin's statements be true, expect a major increase in the quality of weapons new quarterback John Brantley will have to throw to come the 2010 season.
News: Hammond was arrested on DUI and alcohol possession charges early Sunday morning and has been suspended from team activities, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Things don't look good for Hammond. The last Florida player to get arrested for a DUI, star defensive end Carlos Dunlap, was suspended for the team's crucial SEC Championship game against Alabama. Hammond isn't nearly as important of a player as Dunlap, so he's a prime target for coach Urban Meyer to set a visible example with an especially harsh penalty.