Florida Football: Former commit gets sucker punched in 68 Ventures Bowl brawl

Former commit Jamarrien Burt was punched from behind after the game
Forest's (1) Jamarrien Burt makes his way to the end zone to tie the game 14-14 after the extra
Forest's (1) Jamarrien Burt makes his way to the end zone to tie the game 14-14 after the extra / Doug Engle/Ocala Star-Banner via Imagn

It is bowl season and as we all know Florida football is having to watch this bowl season from their couch.

But one former commit to the Gators did get to play in a bowl last night and was punched from behind after the game.

Florida Football: Poor Sports

Jamarrien Burt, at one point, looked like he was all in with the Gators. The safety out of Ocala committed to Florida in June 2021 and, unlike a lot of commits we've seen over the last two seasons, didn't take in-season visits to schools.

But when Dan Mullen was fired in November of 2021, Burt immediately decommitted and wound up at Oklahoma. One season with the Sooners and Burt hit the transfer portal in April of 2023 and played for the South Alabama Jaguars this season.

This brought Burt to Hancock Whitney Stadium on Saturday, where South Alabama play their home games, to take on Eastern Michigan in the 68 Ventures Bowl.

Eastern Michigan went viral before the game for their entrance, where they took a sledgehammer to a bunch of cinder blocks as they took the field.

That was the only thing that went well for the Eagles as they proceeded to get trounced by South Alabama 59-10.

For whatever reason, Eastern Michigan decided to be tough guys after losing by 49 points. This is where Burt gets punched from behind.

While singing their Alma matter, an Eastern Michigan ran across the field and decked Burt in the back of the head.

According to Craig Stephenson of The Mississippian, Burt's brother Brian Dillard, a one time USF commit who originally signed with FIU, came to Burt's aid

Burt had a limited role with South Alabama during the 2023 season, but was credited with a tackle against Eastern Michigan.