Kyle Trask named to Maxwell Watch List

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.

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC