Kadarius Toney returning for senior season

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.

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC