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.


"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."