Kyle Trask didn’t win the Heisman Trophy and Florida football fans were not thrilled.
Despite Florida quarterback Kyle Trask throwing for over 4,000 yards and 43 touchdowns, he has fallen short of a Heisman trophy, as Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith became the first wideout since Notre Dame’s Tim Brown to pick up college football’s highest individual honor.
While the odds were stacked against Trask, especially considered Florida’s poor record when compared to Alabama or fellow finalist Trevor Lawrence’s Clemson, Gators fans were still in disbelief after Smith was confirmed as the winner.
Florida fans thought Trask’s production should’ve helped him win
Based on how that Cotton Bowl looked, Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney might’ve needed some more credit for this Gators offense.
Smith’s historically dominant season apparently wasn’t enough to satisfy Gators fans, as they think Trask got robbed.
With Alabama and Clemson in the top four, Florida’s record might’ve helped keep Trask out. These fans don’t want to hear that, however.
Trask was undeniably important, but Alabama isn’t undefeated without Smith’s performance.
Yes, Lawrence missed some time, and Jones’ numbers are worse, but their team’s records ended up nudging them ahead of Trask.
Losing at the end of the season to LSU was the final nail in his coffin.
Dan Mullen helped Tim Tebow win a Heisman as an OC, but he couldn’t replicate his magic in 2020.
Watching Trask not only lose but lose to an SEC rival has Gainesville hot.
These fans need to take the L and hope Emory Jones can put together an equally strong case next season.
Trask had one of the best seasons in Florida history, but a poor final stretch doomed him and catapulted Smith into the winner’s circle.