Kyle Trask

Kyle Jacob Trask (born March 6, 1998) is an American football quarterback who played college football for the Florida Gators.

Kyle Trask
Kyle Trask.jpg
Trask in 2019
Florida Gators – No. 11
PositionQuarterback
Class
Redshirt
Senior
Career history
College
Bowl games
High schoolManvel (Manvel, Texas)
Personal information
Born: (1998-03-06) March 6, 1998 (age 23)
Manvel, Texas
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Trask attended Manvel High School in Manvel, Texas.[1] He did not start any games at quarterback after his freshman year as he served as a backup to D'Eriq King.[2][3][4] He graduated in 2016 and committed to the University of Florida to play college football.

College careerEdit

2017Edit

Trask did not see any action his first two years at Florida. He was originally intended to compete with Feleipe Franks for the starting job in 2017, but suffered an injury which cost him the season.[5][6]

2018Edit

In 2018, he played in four games as a backup to Franks, completing 14 of 22 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown. His season came to an end after he again injured his foot during practice.[7]

2019Edit

He entered his junior year in 2019 again as a backup to Franks. After Franks was injured, Trask took over as the starter.[8][9] Making his first start since his freshman year of high school, Trask completed 20 of 28 passes with two touchdowns and two interceptions in a win against Tennessee.[10][11] Trask passed for 363 yards in a 56–0 win over Vanderbilt, the most passing yards in a game by a Florida quarterback since Tim Tebow passed for 482 in the 2010 Sugar Bowl.[12]

2020Edit

In the Gators' first game of 2020 against Ole Miss, Trask eclipsed his own record, passing for 416 yards and 6 touchdowns, also setting an all-time team record for yards in a conference game in the process. Midway through the season, Trask threw for 474 yards and 4 touchdowns against then #4 Georgia, becoming the first quarterback in SEC history to throw 4 touchdowns in 5 consecutive games.[13] As the season continued, Trask continued to put up record-setting numbers and became a betting favorite to win the Heisman.[14] Trask finished the season setting the school's single-season passing touchdown record with 43, breaking the record set by Danny Wuerffel in 1996.[15][14] Trask declared for the 2021 NFL Draft following the season.

StatisticsEdit

Season Games Passing Rushing
GP GS Record Comp Att Pct Yards Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2018 3 0 0−0 14 22 63.6 162 7.4 1 0 140.5 5 -4 -0.8 1
2019 12 10 9−1 237 354 66.9 2,941 8.3 25 7 156.1 63 8 0.1 4
2020 12 12 8−4 301 437 68.9 4,283 9.8 43 8 180.0 64 50 0.8 3
Career 27 22 17−5 552 813 67.9 7,386 9.1 69 15 168.5 132 54 0.4 8

Personal lifeEdit

Trask was named after Kyle Field, Texas A&M University's football stadium, as his parents and several other family members attended there.[16] His grandfather, Orville Trask, was a defensive tackle and team captain for the Houston Oilers team that won the 1960 and 1961 American Football League championships.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coleman, Adam (September 19, 2019). "Kyle Trask: Best quarterback in a supporting role". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Khan, Sam (September 19, 2019). "Why Florida's new QB hasn't started since he was a high school freshman". ESPN. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Culpepper, Chuck (October 3, 2019). "The Kyle Trask Story: Six years as a backup QB, then a Hollywood debut for Florida". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Schroeder, George (October 10, 2019). "From not starting in high school to leading No. 7 Florida, Kyle Trask never stopped competing". USA Today. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Staples, Andy (March 22, 2017). "Inside Florida's quarterback battle between Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Baker, Matt (September 15, 2019). "Florida Gators wait was worth it for Kyle Trask". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "Florida quarterback Kyle Trask out for the season with foot injury". The St. Augustine Record. November 8, 2018. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "Florida Gators survive at Kentucky and it's now Kyle Trask time at quarterback". The Florida Times-Union. AP. September 14, 2019. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Thompson, Edgar (September 16, 2019). "UF QB Kyle Trask eager for his long-awaited opportunity to lead Gators". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  10. ^ Adelson, Andrea (September 21, 2019). "Gators QB Trask stars in 1st start in seven years". ESPN. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  11. ^ Thompson, Edgar (September 21, 2019). "Kyle Trask leads No. 9 Gators to rout of Tennessee". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  12. ^ de la Torre, Nick (November 9, 2019). "Kyle Trask's Incredible Season Continues". Gator Country. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  13. ^ Harvey, Demetrius (September 28, 2020). "Gators QB Kyle Trask Earns Senior Bowl 'Senior of the Week' Honor". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  14. ^ a b Wilson, Alexander (December 12, 2020). "Stopping Kyle Trask: How LSU's timely interceptions turned tide, stumped Florida in upset". The Advocate. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  15. ^ Goodall, Zach. "Kyle Trask Breaks Florida Gators Single-Season Passing Touchdown Record". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  16. ^ "Kyle Trask leads Florida into venue that inspired his name". WTOP. October 6, 2020. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  17. ^ Thompson, Edgar. "UF QB Kyle Trask's football roots trace back to his late grandfather, a Houston Oilers star". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 7 April 2021.

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