Florida Gators' Anthony Richardson dazzles with arm, legs in upset of Utah play 0:12 / 0:35 📷

By republicmonews Team

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson had shown flashes of his potential as a backup for the Gators last season. On Saturday, he showed exactly what he could do as their starter.

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"My wife could call plays with that guy at quarterback," Napier said of Richardson. "His legs, they're a difference maker. You saw it tonight.

"I think we're figuring out here that this guy's a pretty special player.

Richardson's heart "froze" "I'd never heard that. Especially in that throng. I feel trusted when I have the ball. Coaches trust me to make plays. I appreciate their trust."

"It wasn't Cam's best throw," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. "I'm sure he'd like that back."

Napier stressed a disciplined approach and a run-heavy strategy with Richardson, Louisiana transfer Montrell Johnson Jr., and true freshman Trevor Etienne, younger brother of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne.

"We've got work to do. We won a game, and it's a special moment. We're going to enjoy it and we're going to come back in tomorrow and get ready for SEC play."