Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend
Florida’s Trask going pro
Heisman finalist threw 43 scoring passes this season
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida quarterback Kyle Trask made his future plans official Thursday, formally announcing he’s declining an opportunity to return to school and entering the NFL draft.
No one thought Trask would stick around following a record- breaking season that included being named a Heisman Trophy finalist. Even coach DanMullen made it clear he was moving forward with Emory Jones and Anthony Richardson at the position.
Trask completed 68.9% of his passes for 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns this season. He led the nation in passing yards and TD passes. He also ran for three scores. He broke the previous school record for TD passes ( 39) set by 1996 Heisman Trophy winner DannyWuerffel.
Defensive tackle Kyree Campbell also announced plans to turn pro. Campbell was one of three defensive starters to opt out of the Cotton Bowl on Wednesday night.
BYUQBWilson entering draft
PROVO, Utah— BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, a likely first- round pick, announced Friday he is entering the NFL draft.
Wilson passed for 3,692 yards and 33 touchdowns with three interceptions this season as a junior to help the Cougars finish 11- 1. He capped his BYU career with a victory over UCF in the Boca Raton Bowl.
In three seasons at BYU, Wilson passed for 7,652 yards with 56 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Ohio State down several players
Ohio State was without starting guard Harry Miller, second- leading rusher Master Teague
and defensive ends Zach Harrison and Tyler Friday
in its College Football Playoff semifinal against Clemson on Friday night.
As it has done all year, the school did not specify whether those who did not play were sidelined because of COVID- 19 protocols.
Miller, a sophomore, is a key piece of the Buckeyes’ strong offensive line and Teague has 449 yards and six touchdown sharing carries with Trey Sermon. Harrison and Friday are both part of a rotation of five edge rushers the Buckeyes use. Harrison leads the team with 4 ½
tackles for loss, including two sacks.