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Florida Gators QB Kyle Trask is a Heisman Trophy finalist

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) looks to throw a pass during the first half of an NCAA...
Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) looks to throw a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)(Phelan M. Ebenhack | AP)
Published: Dec. 24, 2020 at 8:07 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 24, 2020 at 8:09 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A ESPN 30 for 30 in the making, Kyle Trask has gone from back up quarterback to a Heisman Trophy finalist.

The Florida quarterback was named a 2020 Heisman Trophy finalist alongside Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, ‘Bama receiver DeVonta Smith, and Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Meanwhile Gators’ tight end Kyle Pitts finished at No. 10 in the Heisman voting.

“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 is the fifth Heisman Trophy finalist in Florida history and is looking to be the fourth winner. Steve Spurrier (1966), Danny Wuerffel (1996) and Tim Tebow (2007) have all won the prestigious award, while former Gators running back Emmitt Smith was named a Heisman finalist. This is the tenth time a UF player has finished inside the top ten.

The Texan led the country in 4,125 passing yards, 43 Passing touchdowns and passing yards per game at 375. He finished the season with a 69.7 % completion percentage. His 43 passing touchdowns broke Wuerffel’s single-season program recored and are 11 more than any other player this year.

Ceremony Details

When: Tuesday, Jan. 5

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Where: Virtual

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