Florida quarterback Kyle Trask didn’t start a high school football game after his freshman year. The decision made by head coach Kirk Martin, who coached Manvel High School for 10 seasons before becoming quarterbacks coach at Syracuse University, was in the team’s best interest. Trask was backup quarterback to current Miami Hurricanes starter D’Eriq King, whose dual-threat style perfectly fit Manvel’s offense in Texas’ highly-competitive Class 6A Division 2. In limited action his junior and senior years, Trask completed 72 percent of his passes for 1,545 yards, 16 touchdown passes and zero interceptions.
Trask was named Third-Team All-SEC following 2,941 passing yards and 25 touchdowns, the latter ranking 8th on Florida football’s single-season list. He begins the 2020 coronavirus-shortened season with legitimate Heisman Trophy hype entering his third season under Dan Mullen’s tutelage.
On the field, Trask is “the guy.” Off of it, his better half happens to be one of the University of Florida’s top college softball players in her own right.
Kyle Trask’s Girlfriend Jade Caraway
If Kyle Trask is king, Jade Caraway is queen.
Playing at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida, Caraway was named First-Team All-State in all four seasons, leading her team to the Florida 9A state championship as a senior. She began her collegiate career with the N.C. State Wolfpack and garnered All-ACC Second Team and All-ACC Freshman Team honors as a true freshman. She started all 54 games in center field as a sophomore before transferring to Florida in the wake of head coach Shawn Rychcik’s firing.
Her first season in Gainesville saw her appear in 60 games with 42 starts for Tim Walton’s SEC Tournament champions. Caraway was hitting .261 and was a perfect 10-for-10 on fielding opportunities before the 2020 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Caraway is returning to join seniors like Kendyl Lindaman with an added year of eligibility when Florida softball gets back underway in 2021.
It’s one final go around this upcoming year for Caraway and Trask, both of whom are on rosters with legitimate national championship talent. Whether it’s college football Saturdays inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium or Sunday doubleheaders at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium, you better believe Florida’s king and queen will be on hand supporting each other to the very end.