Wide receiver Van Jefferson, who spent the past three seasons at Ole Miss before transferring to UF in January, is immediately eligible to play this season after receiving a waiver from the Southeastern Conference, the school announced Monday.
Over the past two seasons at Ole Miss, Jefferson totaled 91 catches for 999 receiving yards and four touchdowns.
On Aug. 2, the NCAA granted Jefferson a waiver to play in 2018. Jefferson needed the SEC waiver because he transferred from one league school to another.
The Gators open up the 2018 season with a home game against Charleston Southern on Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.