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UF Football: Trask, Pitts Named 2020 Walter Camp Player of the Year Semifinalists

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY TOMMY SCOTT

Gators duo earns recognition for strong seasons

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Florida’s Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts were named semifinalists and placed on the “Players to Watch” list for the 2020 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced on Thursday.

Through 10 games this season, Trask has thrown for 40 touchdowns and 3,717 yards, along with two rushing touchdowns. The redshirt senior leads the FBS in both passing yards and passing touchdowns as he continues his record-breaking season.

Through only seven games this season, Pitts has 36 receptions for 641 yards and 11 touchdowns. His 11 touchdown receptions are the most by any tight end in the FBS this year. Among all pass catchers, Pitts ranks fourth in touchdown receptions.

The 20-player watch list includes eight quarterbacks, six running backs, six defensive players, and two wide receivers/tight ends.  Fourteen different schools and eight conferences are represented on the list.

The Walter Camp Player of the Year is voted on by the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors. A list of five finalists will be announced on Dec. 28 and the winner announced on ESPN SportsCenter on Jan. 7.

2020 Walter Camp Player of the Year Semifinalists
Kyle Trask, QB, Senior, Florida
Kyle Pitts, TE, Junior, Florida
Ian Book, QB, Senior, Notre Dame
Zaven Collins, LB, Junior, Tulsa
Travis Etienne, RB, Senior, Clemson
Justin Fields, QB, Junior, Ohio State
Breece Hall, RB, Sophomore, Iowa State
Najee Harris, RB, Senior, Alabama
Tarron Jackson, DE, RS Senior, Coastal Carolina
Buddy Johnson, LB, Senior, Texas A&M
Mac Jones, QB, Junior, Alabama
Trevor Lawrence, QB, Junior, Clemson
Daviyon Nixon, DL, Junior, Iowa
Jaret Patterson, RB, Junior, Buffalo
Desmond Ridder, QB, Junior, Cincinnati
Mike Rose, LB, Junior, Iowa State
Kedon Slovis, QB, Sophomore, USC
Devonta Smith, WR, Senior, Alabama
Shaun Wade, DB, RS Junior, Ohio State
Zach Wilson, QB, Junior, BYU