New Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier received some good news for next year as two veterans announced their intentions to return to Florida for the 2022 campaign.
Former Penn State WR Justin Shorter made the announcement earlier in the day on Saturday, offering Florida fans an early Christmas gift. Shorter made the announcement via a Twitter post.
One more year. #GoGators pic.twitter.com/hhkQZ8XEqi
— Justin Shorter (@jshortz10) December 25, 2021
The 6’5, 228 lb wideout hauled in 41 catches for 550 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2021. He is expected to take on a larger role with the departure of Jacob Copeland, who announced his transfer to Maryland on Friday.
Saturday afternoon, LB Ventrell Miller also announced his return for 2022. Miller made his announcement via Instagram.
Miller only played two games in 2021 before suffering a season ending torn biceps. He was expected to lead the defense, but the production of the Gators’defense fell off significantly after the injury.
Miller recorded 86 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2020 as a junior.
These two returning immediately improves the 2022 Florida Gators.