Anthony Richardson became the highest-drafted Gator since Kyle Pitts — the fourth overall pick in 2021. Check out his little brother here.
Anthony Richardson : Little brother | Did get drafted
Richardson appeared in just four games during his first year at Florida in 2020, completing one of two passes for 27 yards with a touchdown and interception.
He was able to redshirt his first year of collegiate eligibility. Richardson entered 2021 as the backup to Emory Jones, but still earned more playing time.
Against LSU, he replaced Jones and completed 10 of 19 passes for 167 yards with three touchdowns, two interceptions and a rushing touchdown.
Richardson helped lead an upset over the seventh-ranked Utah Utes in September 2022.
Following the end of the 2022 season, Richardson announced that he would enter the 2023 NFL Draft.
Anthony Richardson Little brother
At the NFL Combine, Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson got emotional while discussing his relationship with his family, specifically his mother and younger brother.
Richardson started by explaining his relationship with his brother, who he helped raise and clearly loves.
“If you ask a lot of people around Gainesville, I had a black little mountain bike and whenever you saw me on it you saw my little brother on the handlebars,” Anthony Richardson said. “I had to take him to school I had to take him to get food. You know, I had to get him dressed for school.”
“So, that’s my brother but I love him like he’s my son. I’m just glad that he’s a part of my life. I love him and I just can’t wait for both of us to live out our dreams.”
Anthony Richardson was then asked what he plans on doing for his mother with that first NFL paycheck.
“My mom, she doesn’t want me to do anything for her,” Richardson said. “Because she said it was her job as a mother to take care of me the way she did and I’m definitely thankful for her and I love her. You’re about to make me cry up here.
But, I’m definitely gonna take care of my mom. Whatever she wants, she can have it. I don’t have anything in mind, but whatever she wants she just has to call my name and I got it.”
Ahead of the NFL Combine, ESPN draft insider Mel Kiper Jr. gave his thoughts on Anthony Richardson.
“There are (many questions). And one year as a starter, Greenie. I mean, 13 starts, there are a lot of guys who would say… ‘No, you cannot take a quarterback in the first round, or that high in the first round, with limited experience at the collegiate level. The talent is off the charts.” Kiper said.
Did Anthony Richardson get drafted
The Colts drafted quarterback Anthony Richardson fourth overall in the 2023 NFL draft.
As a one-year starter at Florida, Richardson went 6–6 and completed less than 54% of his passes though he flashed the athleticism and rushing ability that made him such a tantalizing prospect.
The former Gator is just the fourth quarterback since 2000 to be drafted in the first round after attempting fewer than 400 passes in college.
Richardson enters the league as one of the best runners at his position. His athletic testing was off the charts and he ran a 4.44 40-yard dash at the NFL combine, which is elite speed for a 6’4”, 244-lb signal-caller. Richardson has drawn comparisons to Cam Newton and has a high ceiling as a dual-threat option under center.
Richardson left that visit with a feeling that the Colts, who had the fourth-overall pick heading into the 2023 NFL Draft, would come calling again at some point.
Turns out he was right — twice, in fact. The team gave Richardson a heads up prior to the start of the draft on Thursday night that if the first few picks went generally as expected, that they’d be dialing his number again real soon.
And, like clockwork, with two quarterbacks and an edge rusher being selected in the first three picks, Richardson received that fateful call from Ballard with the Colts on the clock at No. 4 overall.
Richardson, he would later explain to Indianapolis-area media in a post-draft conference call, was left “extremely emotional,” knowing he was officially going to become the newest member of the Colts.