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Kyle Trask

School

University of Florida

Position
QB
Major
Sports Management (Master’s Degree)
Kyle Trask

Classroom

Trask is currently enrolled in graduate classes as he is pursuing his master’s degree in sports management and has a 3.0 GPA. Trask has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll twice in his career at Florida.

Character

Trask was a backup QB at his local high school before being offered by Florida to come and play. Despite best efforts in the area from other high schools to get Trask to transfer and start elsewhere, he held true to his roots and wanted to compete. Trask would play every third and seventh series of each game to get reps so he could sell himself to college programs.

Trask came to Florida as a low-rated prospect and didn’t see any game action in 2016 (redshirted) or 2017 (due to an injury in training camp). In 2018, Trask appeared set to win the starting job midseason before his second season-ending injury of his collegiate career cost him that opportunity. In 2019, Trask took over for then-starting QB Feleipe Franks against Kentucky after an injury and led the Gators on a fourth quarter comeback. From there, Trask hasn’t looked back and has been the unquestioned leader and team captain both on and off of the field for Florida.

Community

During his time at Florida, Trask has accumulated 15.5 hours of community service. His most recent volunteer work was at Night to Shine earlier this year (2020), which is a prom for individuals with special needs where a “buddy” is assigned to a “guest” and they spend the evening with one another at the prom. Trask also participated in Night to Shine in 2018 as well.

In addition to that, Trask has spent time volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, the Boys and Girls Club, visiting a pediatrics clinic as well as spending time at Idylwild Elementary School. Trask has used his place on the football team for good countless times.

Competition

Through six games of the 2020 season, Trask has thrown for 2,171 yards and 28 touchdowns against an all-Southeastern Conference schedule. Trask has been named SEC Offensive Player of the Week and the Maxwell Award Player of the Week twice, and has been named the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week once along with over 15 other weekly honors.

Trask joined Tim Tebow (2007, 2008) and Danny Wuerffel (1995, 1996) as the only Gators in history to post multiple seasons of 25 passing touchdowns. Among all Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks since 1990, Trask’s 28 touchdowns (all passing) would trail only Lamar Jackson (30 in 2016 – 15 rushing, 15 passing) for the most total touchdowns through six games.