GAINESVILLE, Fla. He aced the first test of the season. That's when Caleb Sturgis knew.
He knew he still had the leg. He knew he could still do what he did before the injury. He knew that when he planted his left foot and swung his right foot to meet the ball, his back didn't hurt.
The moment Sturgis discovered those answers came on the Gators' very first drive of the season. On the opening series of the game, Florida drove from its 20 to Florida Atlantic's 33 on Sept. 3.
Florida coach Will Muschamp, confident in Sturgis from what he saw during spring practice and fall camp, signaled for a field goal.
Sturgis had not attempted a kick in a game since a win at Tennessee nearly a year earlier. Soon after he hurt his back lifting weights and was diagnosed with a cracked vertebrae and bulging disc. Sturgis missed the final nine games and redshirted.
The pain was so bad at times that Sturgis wondered if his body would ever be right again.
Now it was time to see if he could make a 5...