Richardson Drafted Fourth Overall in 2023 NFL Draft by Indianapolis

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson was drafted fourth overall in the 2023 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night. 

The pick tied for the second-highest Gator to be drafted, joining Kyle Pitts in 2021.

Richardson was a three-year member of the Gators and started all 12 regular-season games last year. He played in 24 career games with 13 starts and totaled 3,105 passing yards with 24 passing touchdowns on 215 completions. 

An All-SEC Freshman Team selection in 2021, he ran for a career 1,116 yards and 12 scores on the ground.

He started off the season opener last season leading the Gators to a victory over No. 7 Utah with a career-high three rushing touchdowns and earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week and Davey O'Brien Award Quarterback of the Week accolades.

Of his 36 career scores, he had seven scores of 70-plus, 14 scores of 40-plus and 16 of 25-plus yards. 

Richardson ran for three touchdowns of 70-plus, four of 60-plus and five of 45 yards. In the air, he completed four 70-plus-yard, nine 40-yard, 10 30-yard and 11 25-yard TDs.


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