Florida Gators senior DL Jon Bullard likely out vs. Gamecocks

Jon Bullard is a key piece of the Florida Gators’ defense and a big time leader. He is in his senior season and has been putting up impressive numbers all season long. According to a report from GatorCountry, Bullard is likely to miss this week’s game against the South Carolina Gamecocks due to an arm injury.

Jon Bullard is doubtful with an "arm deal." Other than that they're good. Mac says Martez Ivey is good to go.

— GatorCountry.com (@GatorCountry) November 9, 2015

Losing him is going to test the rest of the Florida defense, especially finding out which player will step up and be a leader. Bullard has been that guy for the Gators for the entire season and has pushed his teammates to play at the best of their ability. Florida is still very highly favored to win the game, but it will certainly make them prove their depth.

Throughout the 2015 season, Bullard has recorded 41 tackles, 5.0 sacks and a defensed pass. Those numbers may not look terribly huge, but they certainly have been a big piece of the puzzle for the Gators.

At 6-foot-3 and 283 pounds, Bullard is a very intimidating presence on the defensive line for the Gators.

It will be intriguing to see which players steps up to take his role and how the Florida defense performs without him on the field.

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