Emory Jones accomplishes impressive feat not done at Florida since Tim Tebow in 2009
Emory Jones had a big game in a 2-point loss against No. 1 Alabama last week, seemingly putting a stamp on his starting job as Anthony Richardson continues to recover from a hamstring injury.
He had an even better game on Saturday night at The Swamp against Tennessee, completing 21 of his 27 passes for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns. Oh, and he also ran 15 times for 144 yards.
That puts him in some rare company. No Florida QB had run for 100 yards and thrown for 200 yards in a game since a guy named Tim Tebow last did it in 2009 vs. Florida State:
Emory Jones is the first #Gators QB with a 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing in a game since Tim Tebow in 2009 vs. FSU.
Tebow did it four times during his UF career.
— Zach Abolverdi (@ZachAbolverdi) September 26, 2021
As Zach Abolverdi mentions in the tweet, Tebow did it 4 times. This is Jones’s first time, but the season is still young!
Can he continue to put up numbers as the Gators try to challenge Georgia for SEC East supremacy?