UF Football: Trask Named Maxwell Award Player of the Week

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

Gators quarterback earns award for second week in a row

Kyle Trask was named the Maxwell Award Player of the Week for the second week in a row, the Maxwell Football Club announced on Tuesday.

Trask went 23-of-29 for 356 yards and six touchdowns in Florida’s 63-35 win over Arkansas on Saturday.

Trask also committed zero turnovers against a defense that entered the game with the No. 3 turnover margin (+8) and had the No. 24 passing efficiency defense in the country. The Trask-led Florida offense totaled 593 yards and averaged 7.1 yards per play against the Razorbacks, who entered the game allowing 401.5 yards per game on average.

The redshirt senior was also named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, a Manning Award Star of the Week, the CFPA National Performer of the Week, and earned a spot on the Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 list after his performance against the Razorbacks.

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Under the direction of Trask, Florida posted its first 60-point game against an SEC opponent since a 63-5 win over Kentucky on Oct. 25, 2008. Trask became the seventh quarterback in SEC history to throw for six passing touchdowns multiple times in a career and the fifth to do it multiple times in the same season.

Trask also joined Tim Tebow (2007, 2008) and Danny Wuerffel (1995, 1996) as the only Gators in history to post multiple seasons of 25 passing touchdowns. With six touchdown passes on Saturday, Kyle Trask broke Tua Tagovailoa’s SEC record for the most touchdown passes through the first six games of a season (Tua had 27 in the first six games of 2019).

Among all Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks since 1990, Trask’s 28 touchdowns (all passing) would trail only Lamar Jackson (30 in 2016 – 15 rushing, 15 passing) for the most total touchdowns through six games.