UF Football: Trask Named to Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List

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The nod is Trask’s fifth ahead of the 2020 season

Gators quarterback Kyle Trask was named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose award watch list, the Tyler, TX Area Chamber of Commerce and SPORTyler announced Wednesday. The nod is Trask’s fifth ahead of the 2020 season.

The Manvel, Texas native led the Gators to an 11-2 record in 2019 after taking over Florida’s offense at the start of the fourth quarter during UF’s victory over Kentucky. Trask finished the season with 237-of-354 passes completed (66.9%) for 2,941 yards, 25 touchdown throws and only seven interceptions (156.09 rtg).

Trask was one of only 27 FBS quarterbacks to have at least 25 touchdown passes in 2019, while his 156.09 passer rating was the ninth-highest rating for a season in school history and the highest by a Gator since Tebow’s nation-leading 164.2 in 2009.

Regarded as one of the top returning quarterbacks in the SEC, Trask became the first Gator to record three-plus touchdown passes in consecutive outings against conference opponents since Rex Grossman in 2001 after throwing for three at LSU and following it up with a career-high four touchdowns at South Carolina.

The award annually recognizes the nation’s college offensive player of the year who meets the awards criteria – 1.) Born in Texas; 2.) Graduated from a Texas high school; or 3.) Played at a Texas-based junior college or four-year college – and encourages student-athletes to succeed on and off the field while having the drive and tenacity to persist and overcome adversity and injury in the pursuit of reaching their goals.

Trask’s appearance on the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List is the 12th among Florida players this preseason.