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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 nine games this season, Trask has thrown for 3,243 yards and 38 touchdowns for statistically one of the most high-powered offenses in the country. He is No. 1 in touchdown passes and No. 2 in passing yards in the FBS this season, along with the No. 5 passing efficiency rating (193.11) in the country. Trask has been named to more than 20 weekly awards this season and is a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, the Maxwell Award and is considered to be a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy. The redshirt-senior has also led Florida to the SEC Championship Game this year.

Trask’s 38 touchdown passes this season is the third-most passing touchdowns through the first nine games of a season in FBS history. That number is also sixth on the SEC’s single-season record list and also moves him within one of Danny Wuerffel’s single-season school record set in 1996. His 3,243 yards through the air ranks him sixth on the school’s single-season record list.