Florida QB coach explains how Kyle Trask looks different this year
Florida QB Kyle Trask has drawn some attention this summer as a possible star player if the Gators make a run at winning the SEC East, or more. His position coach, Brian Johnson, explains why he may be better equipped to put up big numbers.
In a meeting with reporters, Johnson noted that Trask has dropped 10-12 pounds, and is “looking lean.” He has been listed at 6-foot-5 and 239 pounds, but it’s not clear what he weighs in at these days.
Trask has already been mentioned as a dark horse contender to win the Heisman Trophy.
One of the country’s most accurate passers last season — even in the top 12 — Trask struggled in the Orange Bowl win over Virginia, but rallied late and scored a key 1-yard touchdown rush in the fourth quarter to help seal the 36-28 win.
He largely exceeded expectations last year after he replaced the injured Feleipe Franks at Kentucky, and became a reliable signal caller.
Trask finished the 2019 season with a 66.9 completion percentage for 2,941 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions (156.09 rtg). His 156.09 passer rating was the ninth-highest rating for a season in school history, and the highest passer rating by a Gator since Tim Tebow’s nation-leading 164.2 in 2009.
His best stretch may have been when he threw 3 touchdown passes at LSU and then career-high 4 touchdowns at South Carolina, which made him the first Gator since Tim Tebow (2008) to throw at least 3 touchdowns in consecutive road games.
H/T Edgar Thompson.