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Ortega Would Love To Strap It On Once More

Ortega Would Love To Strap It On Once More

MIAMI --- Late at night, when the house is dark and he's sound asleep, Ralph Ortega has this recurring dream. He's young again, suited up in his Florida football uniform, and he's leading the Gators out of the tunnel at The Swamp with 90,000 of his closest friends standing on their feet, roaring their approval. When he wakes up, he realizes that it was just a dream and nothing more, but that doesn't stop him from wishing that just once this dream could come true.

"I would love to do it again," said Ortega Monday night after the Miami Gator Club hosted Coach Urban Meyer for its annual gathering, an event attended by some 350 University of Florida friends, alumni and boosters. "Sometimes when I'm sleeping I do it and it just makes me wish that just one more time I could run out onto Florida Field again." The love affair that Ralph Ortega has with the...

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