The accolades continue to roll in for Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask this offseason. Friday Trask was named to the Maxwell Award watch list.
The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the best college football player in the country and has been awarded every year since 1937. Danny Wuerffel and Tim Tebow are the two Gators that have won the award.
Trask’s story is well known by now. The quarterback that hadn’t started a game since his freshman year of high school takes over for an injured Feleipe Franks and helps lead the Gators to an 11-2 record and an Orange Bowl victory.
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 rating). Trask was one of only 27 FBS quarterbacks to throw at least 25 touchdowns in 2019, and his 156.09 passer rating was the ninth highest in school history. Trask became the first Gator to record three-plus touchdown passes in consecutive outings against conference opponents after throwing for three at LSU and following it up with a career-high four touchdowns at South Carolina.
Trask is one of 39 quarterbacks on the 90-player watch list. Trask is also on the Davey O’Brien Award (best quarterback) Watch List.