Kadarius Toney will return to Florida for his senior season.
Toney, a talented, multi-purpose athlete announced his decision on Twitter.
Toney came to Florida from Blount High School in Mobile, Alabama. There he was named the 2016 Class 6A back of the year after amassing 894 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground. Toney, however, was a quarterback in his senior year. He threw for 2,894 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2016 and was given a chance to play quarterback when he arrived in Gainesville as a freshman. It was quickly evident that to get on the field he would not be throwing passes, rather catching them and taking handoffs.
As a freshman Toney battled several injuries but played in all eight games. He caught 15 passes for 152 yards and carried the ball 14 times for an additional 120 yards and a score. As a sophomore Toney amassed 500 total yards on 25 receptions and 21 carries in 12 games. He also completed the lone pass attempt he threw that season, a trick play against Kentucky that went for a touchdown against Mississippi State. Toney’s junior season was derailed by injury. Toney injured his shoulder against UT-Martin in the second week of the season and missed the Gators’ next six games. he returned against Georgia but was used sparingly the rest of the season, outside of the Vanderbilt game.
Over the course of his three seasons in Gainesville, Toney totaled 97 touches and 10.6 yards-per-touch.