GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - This time last year, Chris Rainey made a huge mistake.
It cost the Florida running back five games, tarnished his reputation and hampered the Gators. He was arrested on an aggravated stalking charge for allegedly sending a threatening text message to a former girlfriend and was kicked off the team the next day.
A month later, the Gators gave him a second chance.
Coach Will Muschamp says Rainey has done everything asked of him off the field and in the community. On the field, his contribution has been obvious.
Rainey is the only player in the nation to lead his team in rushing and receiving after two weeks. He has 198 yards rushing, 110 yards receiving and has scored four touchdowns.
The No. 16 Gators host Tennessee on Sunday.
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