GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has visited Texas A&M’s Kyle Field just once in program history, a 20-17 victory in 2012.
Gators quarterback Kyle Trask can remember going there once, too.
“Never actually went to a real game, but I went to — the only one I can remember — I went to Johnny Manziel’s spring game. That was about it.”
However, Trask tossed a better story than that to the media on Monday afternoon. A Texas native, Trask has deep Texas A&M roots.
And a notable connection to Kyle Field, home of the Aggies.
Asked the backstory of his first name, Trask threw a strike.
“Well, you asked me that question on the perfect week,” he said. “My whole family is full of Aggies. They named me after Kyle Field at Texas A&M as far as I know. That’s what I was told.”
ESPN will undoubtedly use that little nugget when the Gators (2-0) face the Aggies (1-1).
A fifth-year senior, Trask is off to a blistering start in his final season. He has completed 71.8 percent of his passes (51 of 71) for 684 yards, 10 touchdowns and only one interception in Florida’s first two games, wins over Ole Miss and South Carolina.
Trask said the Aggies did