Gators top 2 receivers amongst those out vs
GAINESVILLE, Fla.– Florida will lack 5 receivers, consisting of Anthony Richardson’s leading two targets, when the Gators dip into No. 16 Florida State on Friday night.Coach Billy Napier dismissed leading receiver Xzavier Henderson and second-leading receiver Justin Shorter together with backups Ja’Quavion Fraziars, Marcus Burke and Thai Chiaokhiao-Bowman on Wednesday.Ricky Pearsall was listed as questionable, but Napier expects the
Arizona State transfer to be cleared to play.”We have actually remained in this circumstance in the past,”Napier said.” There’s become part of our
group weekly throughout the season where we’ve had a handful of people banged up.”It’s a great opportunity for those players and we have actually got terrific stories from different times of the year. … Next guy up and certainly excited to see some of these guys play. “Caleb Douglas, Pearsall and Daejon Reynolds were listed as forecasted beginners on Florida’s weekly depth chart. Reynolds took advantage of an increased role last week at Vanderbilt, finishing with eight catches for 165 yards and two touchdowns.Reynolds has 11 catches for 244 backyards on the season. Douglas has eight receptions for 150 yards and 2 scores. Pearsall has caught 24 passes for 448 yards
and 3 TDs. But there’s little, if any, depth behind them.”There’s no question they’re extremely capable,” Napier stated. “The way we practice, all the players on our team get numerous opportunities throughout the OTAs in the summer season
, training camp, you understand it assists you construct depth on your team so you can endure some of these situations.”Henderson and Much Shorter have actually been Florida’s big-play receivers all year. Henderson has 38 catches for 410 backyards and two TDs. Much shorter has 29 receptions for 577 lawns and two scores.Florida does not divulge the precise nature of injuries, only saying upper or lower body. Henderson and Much shorter both have lower-body injuries. Pearsall, Fraziars, Burke and Chiaokhiao-Bowman have upper-body problems.