Less than forty-eight hours after leading the Florida Gators to an upset of No. 7 Utah, sophomore QB Anthony Richardson was named the SEC Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Two Gators take home SEC Player of the Week Honors 🐊
SEC Offensive Player of the Week ➡️ @GVOaant
Co-SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week ➡️ @brenton_cox_
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— Florida Gators Football (@GatorsFB) September 5, 2022
Richardson completed 17 of his 24 passing attempts for a pedestrian 168 yards, but proved electric in his eleven rushing attempts. The Utes failed to stop the Gainesville native behind the line of scrimmage all night and he ended up with 106 yards on the ground and three scores.
Additionally, DL Brenton Cox was named Defensive Lineman of the Week by the SEC. Cox finished the game with ten tackles and .5 for loss in the Gators’ 29-26 win over Utah.
The Gators will open conference play against Kentucky on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM and the game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN