BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Florida’s Kyle Trask and Evan McPherson were named Southeastern Conference Players of the Week after leading the Gators to a 44-28 victory over Georgia on Saturday, the conference announced on Monday.
Trask was recognized as the SEC Offensive Player of the Week while McPherson was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Trask was 30-of-43 with 474 yards passing and four touchdown passes on Saturday as he continued his record-breaking season against a Georgia defense which ranked No. 12 in scoring defense and No. 13 in total defense nationally coming into the game.
Trask’s 474 passing yards is the second-highest total in school history and just eight yards shy of Tim Tebow’s single-game school record of 482 set in the 2010 Sugar Bowl. The redshirt-senior set a single-game school record for passing yards against Georgia by the end of the third quarter, which he finished with 412 passing yards.
Trask threw for 300-plus yards against an SEC opponent for the sixth time in his career, tying Doug Johnson (1996-99) for the fourth-most 300-yard games versus SEC teams in school history. Rex Grossman (12 – 2000-02), Danny Wuerffel (10 – 1993-96), and Shane Matthews (nine – 1989-92) are the only