Zach Hodskins played in Florida’s opening night win against William & Mary on Friday. Hodskins is a walk-on freshman for the University of Florida who was born without the lower half of his left arm. The Gators offered Hodskins a walk-on spot in October 2013 after videos of him playing went viral. Zach Hodskins may have missed his only shot attempt, but he was just happy to be out on the court.
I’ve always dreamed of being here, and tonight I feel like I fulfilled that dream and now I’m just gonna take the next step forward. It didn’t really matter [if I played tonight or not], I was hoping I would, I’m glad I did but I’m glad that my teammates played well. … I love it, I mean as long as they treat me like a normal human being and a player and their friend I’ll be just fine.
Florida is 1-0 on the season. The team’s next game is against Miami on Monday.