Florida will play without its top receiver, Tyrie Cleveland, in Saturday's game against LSU, UF coach Jim McElwain announced Wednesday after practice.
Cleveland, a 6-2, 205-pound sophomore from Houston, has triple the amount of receiving yards as the next Gators wideout (326 yards). He's averaging 81 yards receiving a game and a whopping 21 per reception. Cleveland is battling a high ankle sprain.
Cleveland is an essential piece to Florida's passing attack, a unit that's been inconsistent and is led, now, by redshirt freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks. Franks and Cleveland hooked up for a 64-yard game-winning completion in a victory over Tennessee on Sept. 16.
"Speed, ability, deep ball ability," Orgeron said when asked about Cleveland earlier this week. "Beat one-on-ones. Charge after the catch. Very good player."
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