Published on October 3, 2017

Most Gator fans know him simply as Mr. Orange and Blue. That has been Johnston’s weekend job at each Florida home game since 1984.

A former UF cheerleader and walk-on swimmer — Johnston swam for Gators coach Gregg Troy’s AAU team in Fort Myers in the late ’70s — he took a test drive as Mr. Orange and Blue in 1980 while attending law school at UF.