Kyle Trask had a successful career at the University of Florida. After becoming the starting quarterback for the Gators 2.5 games into the 2019 season, he went on to throw for 7,224 yards and 68 touchdowns in 24 appearances.
So why in the world would Trask have such a hatred for the University of Texas? Isn’t it a little odd to hate a Big 12 team when you spent your entire career playing in the SEC? Well, it’s because of his childhood fandom.
Trask grew up a Texas A&M fan. Both of his parents went there, as did several other relatives. Now it’s all starting to make sense, right?
During a recent NFL draft special on ESPN, the projected NFL draft pick shared his hatred for Texas with college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit. Apparently, this thing runs pretty deep, which isn’t all that surprising now.
“I was pretty much raised to hate UT,” Trask told Herbstreit, via 247Sports. “The whole thumbs up deal. The whole nine yards. It extends beyond my mom and dad. Aunts and uncles. I’ve got cousins that went (to A&M), so (the Texas hate) is pretty deep-rooted in my family.”
It’s unfortunate that Trask never got to play the Longhorns. He did end up losing his only start against the Aggies though, but at least we now know he’s probably got some added respect from Oklahoma fans.
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