Kyle Trask reacts to being named Heisman Trophy finalist
Kyle Trask is one step closer to being feature in a”30 for 30.” The Florida starting quarterback, who was a backup quarterback in high school, is now one of the four Heisman Trophy finalists joining Alabama QB Mac Jones, Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence and Alabama WR 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 via a Florida communications release. “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 has 46 total touchdowns, 9 more than any other FBS player in 2020 prior to Bowl Season. Heisman voting is over, but Trask could join an exclusive club with a multi-TD game in the Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma. With three total touchdowns in the Cotton Bowl, Trask would join LSU’s Joe Burrow (65 in 15 games in 2019), Florida’s Tim Tebow (55 in 13 games in 2007), and Auburn’s Cam Newton (51 in 14 games in 2010) as the only players in SEC history with 49-plus total touchdowns in a season.
Trask’s 43 passing touchdowns are 11 more than any other FBS player in 2020 prior to bowl games. His 4,125 passing yards best all FBS players by 386 yards.
Trask has already broken multiple UF passing records, including ones that belong to a former Heisman winner and one that belongs to a former Heisman finalist. Trask broke Danny Wuerffel’s school record of 39 passing touchdowns from his 12-game 1996 season (although bowl stats were not counted for records prior to 2002, Trask also eclipsed Wuerffel’s bowl-adjusted season total of 42). He also broke Rex Grossman’s school record of 3,896 from his 11-game 2001 season (although bowl stats were not included, Trask only needs 20 yards in the Cotton Bowl to break Grossman’s bowl-adjusted total of 4,144).