Austin Appleby will make his first start as the Florida Gators quarterback on Saturday against the 14th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers. Appleby, a graduate transfer, will start in place of injured sophomore Luke Del Rio.
Appleby played at Purdue from 2013 to 2015 and started 11 games. That’s where he met a girl. That girl is his girlfriend Lexie Costa, a former member of the Purdue dance team and current first grade teacher and rookie cheerleader for the Indianapolis Colts. Costa also competed in the 2016 Miss Indiana pageant.