Kyle Trask, the author of a one of a kind story, has turned the page to the next chapter.
In a video tribute posted on twitter, the 2020 Heisman Trophy finalist announced that he would be declaring for the NFL Draft.
Kyle Trask will be forever remembered for blazing a path few could have imagined en route to a level of success that many thought was impossible, breaking records left and right as the architect of one of the most explosive offenses in Gator football history. After coming in cold off the bench against Kentucky facing a 21-10 fourth quarter deficit in 2019, Trask guided Florida back to a 29-21 win and never looked back. He propelled Florida to an 11-2 season and an Orange Bowl win before returning in 2020 for a season unlike any other.
Trask threw for 4,283 yards this year, easily the most in Gator football history. He shattered the previous mark of 3,896 by Rex Grossman, eclipsing that mark in the tenth game of the year against LSU. He also broke Danny Wuerffel’s record of 39 touchdown passes in a single season in that game, and finished the year with 43. And the three touchdown rushes he added late in the year gave him 46 total touchdowns on the year, good enough for second place on Florida’s all time total touchdowns list for a single season, behind Tim Tebow’s 55 in 2007.
And Trask departs Florida with 77 total touchdowns and 7,382 total yards for his career, which in both cases is good enough for sixth on the Gators’ all time list.
Now Trask is projected by many to be a second or third round NFL Draft pick, as his calm, cool and collected on-field demeanor combined with his laser accuracy and undeniable ability to win will more than convince someone to take a chance on him within the first 100 picks or so.
Best of luck to you, Kyle. I won’t remember you for how your incredible career came to an end; no, I’ll instead remember you for your heart, your grit, your patience, your incredible ability to overcome odds, however stacked against you they may have been, and your willingness to do whatever you needed to do in order to make the Florida Gators the best it could be.