Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, coming off a 16-of-28 for 158 yards and three-interception performance in the Cotton Bowl, announced Thursday that he will be leaving the school to pursue a career in the NFL.
“I feel like it’s best to chase my dreams of playing in the NFL. I’ve had dreams of playing in the NFL ever since I was a kid, so just to have this opportunity to play at the next level is crazy,” Trask said in his announcement video.
“I’m always going to miss running out of that tunnel, and I will always remember the days running out and hearing 90,000 screaming fans going crazy. There’s no feeling like it in the world.”
Trask, who could have returned for another season due to NCAA COVID rules, finishes his Florida career with 7,386 passing yards, 69 touchdowns and 15 INTs. He led college football in passing yards, attempts, completions and touchdowns in 2020.
Pro Football Focus had Trask going No. 26 to Tampa Bay in its latest mock draft. “The biggest knock on Trask is that his arm talent isn’t on par with the top prospects in this class, but his improvement from 2019 to 2020 is significant enough for a team with a viable starter to look take a flyer on him late in Round 1,” PFF said in its report.
Trask’s collegiate career ended on a rough note with the disastrous Cotton Bowl and his father calling out the offensive coordinator and the Gators receiving group.
Forever a Gator. 🐊 pic.twitter.com/dbMaMsl4mz
— Kyle Trask (@ktrask9) December 31, 2020