The University of Florida has a special player on their hands in quarterback Kyle Trask. Florida is one of the top teams in college football, and Trask has had an impressive 2020 season. He had a big performance in the team’s recent win over the University of Arkansas.
During that game, Trask accomplished something no other Florida quarterback did, not even Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.
Kyle Trask did not play his first two seasons at Florida
The redshirt senior is a native of Marvel, Texas, and he attended Marvel High School. During his high school career, he helped lead his team to an 11-3 record his senior year, and they advanced to the Texas UIL 6A Division 2 Quarterfinals. As a senior, he threw for 759 yards with 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions. He also ran for 49 yards and one touchdown.
After his high school career, he decided to commit to Florida. It took a while for Trask to see action on the field when he arrived at Florida. He redshirted his first year at Florida during the 2016 season. The next season, Trask suffered an injury he suffered before the season opener and had to miss the entire season.
He finally got his chance to play in 2018. Trask appeared as the backup quarterback and appeared in four games before suffering a foot injury that forced him to miss the remainder of the season. In the four games he played, Trask threw for 162 yards and one touchdown.
Kyle Trask becoming the starter in 2019
During his redshirt junior season, Trask had an impressive year. He entered the season as the backup quarterback to Feleipe Franks. Due to an injury Franks suffered, Trask became the starting quarterback. Trask made 12 appearances in 2019 and started in 10 games. His first career start came against Tennessee, and he threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns. He led Florida to an 11-2 record, and he finished the season throwing for 2,941 yards, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
Trask became the first Florida quarterback to throw at least three touchdowns in consecutive road games since Tim Tebow did it in 2008. After the 2019 season, Trask was named to the SEC All-Conference Third Team. Trask made the most of his opportunities as the starting quarterback.
Kyle Trask off to a strong start in 2020
After coming off an impressive year in 2019, Trask was ready to have more success in 2020. Trask has started all six games for the Gators in 2020 and has led the team to a 5-1 record. He has put up impressive numbers throughout the six games and has made a case to be considered in the Heisman Trophy race. In Florida’s first game of the season against Ole Miss, Trask threw for 416 yards and six touchdowns.
In each game of the season, Trask has thrown for four or more touchdowns. After throwing six touchdowns against Arkansas, he became the first Florida quarterback to throw six touchdowns in multiple games during a season. He already accomplished something Tim Tebow never did during his career at Florida. Trask has developed into a star at Florida after not playing his first two seasons.
With the season still in progress, Trask has an opportunity to put Florida in a good position to make the College Football Playoffs if they can win out. If Trask continues to keep playing how he’s playing, he will be a player considered for the Heisman Trophy.