Luke Del Rio

Florida could have QB Del Rio back against LSU

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – No. 18 Florida could have quarterback Luke Del Rio back on the field against LSU on Saturday. Del Rio missed the last two games with a sprained left knee. The Gators (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) went 1-1 without him. Coach Jim McElwain says Del Rio “had kind of been targeting” a return against the Tigers (3-2,…

Florida QB Luke Del Rio ‘highly doubtful’ to play at Vandy

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio is “highly doubtful” to play Saturday at Vanderbilt. Coach Jim McElwain won’t rule Del Rio out against the Commodores (2-2, 0-1 Southeastern Conference), saying “I’m still not going to count him out.” Del Rio injured his left knee against North Texas and sat out Saturday’s 38-28 loss at Tennessee . Fifth-year…

Del Rio hurts knee, No. 23 Florida blanks North Texas 32-0

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio injured his left knee in a 32-0 victory against North Texas on Saturday night, a huge concern as the Gators prepare to play at No. 15 Tennessee next week. The injury overshadowed a dominant performance by Florida’s defense, which allowed a school-record 53 yards on 50 plays. The previous mark was…

Florida names Luke Del Rio starting QB for season opener

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Florida has named journeyman Luke Del Rio its starting quarterback for the Sept. 3 season opener against UMass. Coach Jim McElwain made the announcement Thursday, a day before the team’s second scrimmage. He gave Del Rio the nod over former Purdue starter Austin Appleby. Del Rio will be the team’s ninth starting quarterback since Heisman Trophy…