As seen Saturday night, Anthony Richardson will have the opportunity to log snaps at more than just the quarterback position this fall.

Florida coach Dan Mullen confirmed that Richardson will be used as a “Hail Mary receiver” for the Gators throughout the 2021 season. Richardson was in the end zone for Florida’s end-of-half heave from starting quarterback Emory Jones against Florida Atlantic.

“Last year that was Kyle Pitts’ position, where you kind of have a point guy that can go up and get a rebound. You’re just throwing the ball on a Hail Mary into the end zone,” Mullen told reporters in his Monday press conference. “And so when you look, if we went out on the basketball court and he’s going to be our best power forward, that’s the guy you kind of want to put at that spot right there to go try to jump up and make the play. So, it’s something we came up with in training camp and put him in that position.”

The Gainesville Sun’s Zach Abolverdi points out that Richarson was also a star basketball player at Eastside High in Gainesville. Richardson showed Saturday night that he’s a freak athlete with incredible speed and agility for someone measuring 6-4, 240 pounds. There probably won’t be many Hail Mary throws in UF’s 2021 season, but some fans are likely to worry about a quarterback potentially getting injured while playing wide receiver.