Miami Is Homecoming For Gators’ Dunbar

Gators_Quinton_Dunbar_2013When No. 12 Florida (1-0) takes on Miami (1-0) on Saturday at noon, it’ll be Dunbar’s first game in South Florida since arriving in Gainesville. While the redshirt junior reserved around 20 tickets to Sun Life Stadium, it’ll be his entire home turf watching its 6-foot-1 wideout.

Overtown has fought off a troubled past. The urban decay after the construction of Interstate 95, which hovers over its houses, decimated a once-vibrant Miami hot spot with a now-median income of $12,209.

Dunbar escaped the temptations that plague the 117-year-old town with the help of his mother, Twanette, who kept him in line. By wearing No. 1 in the orange and blue, Dunbar carries with him the adulation of a young city population fending off a persistent cycle of poverty.