National award recognizes Kyle Trask as Player of the Week
Have yourself a day like Kyle Trask did against Ole Miss, and accolades are bound to follow.
After throwing for 416 yards and 6 touchdowns in Florida’s 51-35 win, the Tyler, Texas Chamber of Commerce named Trask the Player of the Week for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.
Trask joined 2019 Heisman winner Joe Burrow as the only players in league history to throw 6 touchdowns in an SEC opener. The senior QB completed passes to 11 different Gators and finished the day 30-of-42. Tight end Kyle Pitts caught 8 of Trask’s throws for 4 touchdowns.
“We had a great game plan. We had answers for every look they were showing us, and we had some great checks that we executed well,” Trask said after becoming the first Florida QB to surpass 400 yards in a game since Tim Tebow did so in 2009. Overall, it’s just a great team win.”
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically, tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals.
Additionally, the nominee must meet one of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year Division I Texas college.
Trask is a graduate of Manvel High School, in Manvel. Texas.
Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle was an honorable mention for the award following his 8-catch, 134-yard and 2-touchdown performance against Missouri.