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Austin Appleby to start at quarterback Saturday for Florida Gators

Austin Appleby will start at quarterback for the Florida Gators this week against South Carolina.

ANDRES LEIVA | Times

Austin Appleby will start at quarterback for the Florida Gators this week against South Carolina.

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Austin Appleby will start at quarterback for the Florida Gators this week against South Carolina, coach Jim McElwain said during Wednesday's SEC teleconference.

The grad transfer from Purdue will get at least the first few snaps with Luke Del Rio out with an injured shoulder. Appleby was 42-of-67 passing for 440 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in starts at Tennessee and Vanderbillt, when Del Rio was out with a knee injury. 

McElwain said true freshman Feleipe Franks has been getting more reps and would be the backup. UF hasn't ruled out burning his redshirt, if the team needs a spark.

"We're not afraid at any point of him playing," McElwain said.

Another true freshman, Kyle Trask, is UF's third option at quarterback.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 2:20pm]

    

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