By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask is a Heisman Trophy finalist. The Heisman Trophy finalists were announced on Christmas Eve.
Three of the four finalists were from the Southeastern Conference. The two other SEC players as Heisman Trophy finalist were Alabama Crimson Tide’s Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith.
The fourth player in the mix is the preseason favorite for the award. Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence got the nod as a finalist, as well.
The virtual Heisman Trophy announcement will come on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 at 7 pm.
Trask is the first Florida finalist since the 2009 season. Gators legend Tim Tebow finished fifth in the voting that season.
Tebow was also a finalist in 2007 and 2008.
If Trask wins, he’ll be just the fourth Gators player to win the Heisman Trophy. He would join Tebow (2007), Danny Wuerffel (1996), and Steve Spurrier (1966).
The 22-year-old has an amazing story. He was barely recruited out of high school.
He was the backup to D’Eriq King at Manvel High School in Manvel, Texas for three seasons. Former Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier saw something in Trask and offered him a scholarship.
This season, he had one of the best seasons in college football history, especially on a shortened season. His season stacks up against former Heisman Trophy winners with fewer games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The redshirt senior went 285 of 409 for 4,125 yards. He also has 43 touchdown passes and five interceptions.
He has more passing yards and more touchdown passes than any other quarterback in the country this season.
Trask broke Rex Grossman’s 2001 record when he surpassed 3,896 passing yards. He also set the Florida record with 43 passing touchdowns.
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