GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When he first heard about it, straight from the quarterback’s mouth, Clay Roberts wasn’t sure what to think of the outlandish claim his fellow Texan had told him. Roberts had known Kyle Trask since they were teammates at Manvel High in 2013.
The Trask that Roberts knew was not the type to mislead people. Trask typically kept it short and simple – when he actually talked.
“He was a quiet kid,” said Roberts, who was in the same grade as Trask and is now a quarterback at the University of Texas Permian Basin in Odessa. “I’m sure he’s still a little bit quiet now. He is just one of those guys who goes about his business working hard, never complaining. I remember that year he was the emergency long snapper. That just shows you who he is. We needed a long snapper and he said, ‘I can do it.’ That’s pretty much Kyle.”
As sophomore teammates and quarterbacks at Manvel seven years ago, Roberts and Trask showed up at preseason camp hoping to challenge junior Stefan Kahn, the favorite to start on the varsity, for playing time. Of course, the plans of all three were derailed that