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Trinity graduate, now a Gator, looking forward to game

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- When the Louisville Cardinals face the Florida Gators in the Sugar Bowl, they will be playing against a native of Louisville.

Sam Robey, now a red-shirt senior offensive lineman for the Gators, played high school football at Trinity. Now he's looking forward to getting a shot at his hometown team.

"There's not too many of us [Louisville natives] even in Florida," Robey said. "So it's kind of weird. Everybody thinks I'm just some kind of, like, hick from Kentucky that chews tobacco and drinks moonshine. That's basically what they think."

Although he plans on winning, Robey admitted to having mixed emotions.

"I got so many friends on the team," Robey said.  "Why wouldn't I root for my friends?.... I'm a Louisville fan whenever they're not playing Kentucky or Florida. We'll see how it goes."

Unlike Florida, Louisville did not allow the media to videotape Friday's practice, although they will allow some taping for a 15-minute session before the big game.

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