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Florida announced senior cornerback Duke Dawson will play against Kentucky on Saturday night.

Florida football announces cornerback Duke Dawson will play vs. Kentucky

The Florida Gators announced Saturday afternoon on Twitter that cornerback Duke Dawson will play against the Kentucky Wildcats. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky.

His status was undecided during the week after suffering a head injury late against Tennessee last weekend. Florida coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday afternoon that Dawson was in the concussion protocol.

“He’s been out there [at practice],” McElwain said. “Had his helmet on, gone through individual drills, but that’s because of how far along he is in his testing. We’ll find out from there moving forward.”

On Monday, McElwain said Dawson was “highly questionable.”

Dawson is 1 of 2 healthy experienced upperclassmen in the Gators’ secondary along with redshirt senior Nick Washington. Through two games, Dawson has 9 tackles, 2 interceptions (including a pick-six against Michigan) and 2 pass breakups.