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Florida’s Antonio Callaway scores historic touchdown vs. Georgia

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A simple four-yard scamper was surprisingly ground-breaking.

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Antonio Callaway has been one of Florida’s best and most versatile players since setting foot on campus in Gainesville. On Saturday against Georgia, he added a rushing touchdown in the third quarter — and rewrote Florida’s record books yet again.

Callaway had four receiving and two punt return touchdowns during his scintillating freshman season in 2015, then added a passing touchdown — to Treon Harris, of all people — that would be Florida’s only score in the 2016 Citrus Bowl.

In 2016, Callaway has been Florida’s leading receiver again, but only has two receiving touchdowns, and has been maddeningly inconsistent as a punt returner. But he raced to paydirt on an onside kick against Missouri, making him one of only a handful of Gators to score both kick and punt return touchdowns.

And Callaway’s touchdown today makes him the first Gator to score in those five different ways in his career, and the first Florida player with passing, rushing, and receiving touchdowns in his career since Jordan Reed — who began his career as a quarterback in 2010.

Perhaps most impressive? Callaway’s done all of that scoring over just 21 games.

He may only have 15 or so more as a Gator, but I wouldn’t bet against him making more history.