Florida football released its Week 1 depth chart for its season opener against the Utah Utes, with four players officially ruled out of the game.
Tight end Arlis Boardingham (upper body), cornerback Jaydon Hill (lower body), quarterback Jack Miller III (upper body: thumb surgery) and offensive tackle David Conner (upper body) body: thumb surgery) will not dress Saturday night for the Oranges. and blue.
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Wide receiver Ricky Pearsall and cornerback Jason Marshall Jr. did not appear in the injury section of the depth chart, giving optimism that the much-touted transfer and former five-star pick will be available for Billy’s first game. Napier as head coach of Florida. Both players battled injuries during camp with Pearsall dodging a bullet after initially being ruled out indefinitely.
Notably, Pearsall was given the number 1 jersey this summer. The number 1 jersey is given to a player who has earned the privilege of wearing it. The fact that a transfer wide receiver was given the number before playing in an official game shows how highly Napier believes Pearsall is. Former Gators Percy Harvin and Kadarius Toney have worn No. 1.
Marshall Jr. is ready to take a leap in his second year on campus. The former Palmetto Panther played in 12 games as a true freshman and is listed as CB1 on the Week 1 depth chart. Marshall has the potential to achieve “Florida’s elite cornerback” status in his sophomore year, following in the footsteps of Gators defenders to emerge on the scene in his sophomore year. Former players Vernon Hargreaves III, Teez Tabor, Quincy Wilson and Buffalo Bills 2021 first-round pick Kaiir Elam established themselves as top-tier college defensive backs in their sophomore seasons.
The Florida Gators kick off their season against the No. 8-ranked Utah Utes on Saturday on ESPN. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm EDT.
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