GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The air was thick. The sun hot. Sweat dripped down his forehead as he adjusted the mask covering his nose and mouth.
Meanwhile, Stuart Hall relished every breath in the muggy conditions Sunday afternoon as the Gators soccer team opened its COVID-delayed season with a 1-1 tie against Georgia at Dizney Stadium.
“With what we’ve been through as a family … I think it’s like a bit of a reprieve from all of the stress and trauma,” Hall said.
Stuart Hall and his wife, Kellee, watch the UF soccer team play Sunday at Dizney Stadium. Stuart and Kellee are the parents of Gators sophomore midfielder Cameron Hall. (Photo: Tim Casey/UAA Communications)
The 52-year-old father of Gators sophomore midfielder Cameron Hall, Stuart and wife Kellee made the trip from their Buford, Ga., home last weekend to watch Cameron make her first collegiate start in Florida’s season opener. For Stuart, the trip featured a memorable performance.
He is serving as Florida’s first Virtual Honorary Mr. Two Bits for the No. 3-ranked football team’s home opener on Saturday against South Carolina. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Hall’s routine – which includes special Orange & Blue guests – was recorded while he was in town and will be unveiled