GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In a year of campaigns, this one began to bubble following Florida’s victory over Georgia a week ago. The win over the Bulldogs, in front of a national television audience on CBS, introduced Kyle Trask’s remarkable season to people from coast to coast.
Those in red states and those in blue states. Those in places where college football is an afterthought and those whose folksy hometowns consider the sport a religion. On Saturday night in the land of Orange & Blue, Trask continued to rewrite what was already an amazing story before he ever threw a pass in 2020.
And then, late in the third quarter of the sixth-ranked Gators’ 63-35 win over Arkansas, many in the announced crowd of 16,116 offered a salute – and a slogan.
“Trask for Heisman! Trask for Heisman!” they chanted.
The moment didn’t go unnoticed by Trask.
“I heard it,” he said with a sly grin.
Considering all the unexpected events of 2020, it’s not like Trask winning the Heisman Trophy would send a jolt across the country or even the neighborhoods near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. This year is unlike any other and when it’s over, most of us will gladly slam the door in its