Kyle Trask: Florida Gators quarterback named Heisman Trophy finalist

Dan Rorabaugh
Gator Sports

Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask is one of four finalists for the 2020 Heisman Trophy.

The senior joins Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and an Alabama tandem in quarterback Mac Jones and wide receive DeVonta Smith.

“It is a true honor to be named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. It just feels surreal to join the list of Gator Greats who have been named finalists for this trophy in the past,” Trask said. “I am so thankful to be in this position and without the help of my teammates, coaches and family, none of this would be possible.”

Trask lead the FBS in passing yards (4,125), passing yards per game (375) and touchdowns (43). He settled several school records in the process, including passing yards per game and touchdowns.

Trask would join Tim Tebow (2007), Danny Wuerffel (1996) and Steve Spurrier (1966) as Heisman winners from Florida. Trask is the fifth finalist in Gators history, joining Emmitt Smith (1988), Danny Wuerffel (1995, 1996), Rex Grossman (2001) and Tim Tebow (2007, 2008, 2009). 

The senior from Malvern, Texas, will learn whether he won the award at 7 p.m. Jan. 5. The virtual ceremony will air on ESPN.

Gators tight end Kyle Pitts finished 10th in the Heisman voting, which was announced Thursday evening on ESPN. Pitts is the first tight end to finish in the top 10 since Norte Dame’s Ken MacAfee in 1977.

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