ATLANTA — Florida welcomed Demarcus Robinson back to the team on Wednesday after he was suspended for the Florida State game, but at the time, Jim McElwain wasn’t sure if the receiver would even play in the SEC Championship game.
McElwain cleared that up on Friday. Florida will have its leading receiver back on the field.
“He’ll get a few snaps out there,” McElwain said at his Friday press conference. “It’s really interesting, you make something of things that — look, at some point in everybody’s life, you have an opportunity to help. And one thing I’ve said all along, I think he’s come as far as everybody has in this program and continues to learn. It will be fun to see him come out here and play.”
Robinson has a team-high 47 catches for 505 yards and two touchdowns this season. He led Florida with 53 catches for 810 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
Last Saturday marked the fourth time he has been suspended from the team. In 2013, he missed the Tennessee game for a violation of team rules. Later on in that season, he missed the final two games because of another violation of team rules. Though the game was rained out, he was suspended for the 2014 season opener because of a university sanction.