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  11/27/20 - Kemore GamblerJr/2022, Florida, 6-3, 246 (DS#16 TE) + More +

  Pitts' return gives the Gators perhaps the most productive - and dangerous - tight end groups in college football. Pitts, Gamble and Zipperer have combined for 38 receptions for 656 yards and 13 touchdowns, which leads the nation for the position. All three were highly rated, four-star recruits coming out of high school. Pitts began to emerge that season, pulling ahead of the other two and showing signs that he had a chance to be special. Even with Pitts becoming THE guy at tight end, the other two decided to stick around - and they're now flashing big-time playmaking ability in games.

"I'm the type of guy that I don't want to get stuff easy," Gamble said Monday. "I always want to have competition around me. When (Pitts) got here, I was like, 'Hmm, this guy's talented, he's very athletic, I like that type of competition, so I ain't going to leave and I'll stick it out here and we can battle.' "My dad always taught me never run from competition, you've always got to sit down and face it and never just run. My dad and my step dad used to always tell me that. I was brought up hard and nothing comes easy." Maybe Pitts was in a similar situation a few weeks ago. Projected as a top-five draft pick this spring, Pitts could have opted out for the rest of the season after the big blow to the head he took in the Georgia game that concussed him and led to nose surgery. - Times Union


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  11/26/20 - Kyle TraskrSr/2021, Florida, 6-4, 240 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Everyone has their Heisman Trophy favorite, including back-up Florida quarterback Emory Jones. His is the guy in front of him - Kyle Trask. "I don't think anybody in the country is playing the way he is right now," Jones said. "Just the way he's operating and managing the game, I feel like that's the guy who's going to actually win the Heisman. The things he's doing are crazy. I don't think anybody is playing that well. It's pretty exciting."

Trask is clearly one of the Heisman leaders at this point. If the Gators keep winning and he keeps producing like he has, he very well could end up being the guy. "You're seeing players that are winning awards are on really good football teams," UF coach Dan Mullen said. "So, it's pretty easy to just keep the focus on the team, the team winning. If we keep winning and we're successful, Kyle's going to be putting up pretty good numbers. And he'll have the opportunity to get some individual awards. "He won't be the only one. Hopefully, there's other guys on the team that certainly have the opportunity with individual awards as well. But you increase your chances of that as long as the team does good." - Gainesville Sun


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  11/25/20 - Kyle TraskrSr/2021, Florida, 6-4, 240 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  The Florida quarterback's big break came last season in Lexington. Pressed into action after Feleipe Franks was injured, Trask rallied the Gators from 21-10 down after three quarters to victory. The performance established Trask as UF's starting QB. This year, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound product of Manvel, Texas, has emerged as, arguably, the Heisman Trophy favorite. Trask leads the nation in touchdown passes (31), is fourth in passing yards per game (364.8) and sixth in pass efficiency rating (197.1). - Herald Leader

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  11/25/20 - Kyle PittsJr/2022, Florida, 6-5, 240 (DS#1 TE) + More +

  Florida tight end Kyle Pitts may have looked at the scoring production by teammates in the position room and decided it was time to return to the lineup. Pitts, injured in the first half of the Georgia game, will play Saturday against Kentucky, UF coach Dan Mullen announced Monday. Pitts was injured late in the first half of the win over Georgia on Nov. 14 after being hit by defensive back Lewis Cine while attempting to catch a pass over the middle. Pitts left the field with a concussion, and Cine was disqualified for targeting on the play. In his stead at tight end, Kemore Gamble has caught three touchdown passes and Keon Zipperer two. "He wanted to go play this past weekend," Mullen said of Pitts, who had nose surgery before last week. Pitts has 24 catches for 414 yards and eight touchdowns through five games. - Times Union

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  11/23/20 - Kyree CampbellSr/2021, Florida, 6-3, 295 (DS#37 DT) + More +

  NOV 23 SEC CO-DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Kyree Campbell, DE, Florida,...Kyree Campbell led Florida's defense in tackles with nine on Saturday in the Gators' 38-17 win at Vanderbilt...Campbell had a career-high with his nine tackles (previous high was seven at Tennessee in 2018)...Campbell helped lead a defense that is ranked No. 1 in sacks per game (3.0) and No. 2 in tackles for loss per game (6.43) in the Southeastern Conference. - SEC Football

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  11/21/20 - Kyle TraskrSr/2021, Florida, 6-4, 240 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  For those who think Florida quarterback Kyle Trask has been ridiculously good so far this season, just wait. You ain't seen nothin' yet. At least that's the word from two of his wide receivers - senior Trevon Grimes and sophomore Justin Shorter. "Honestly, (nothing he does surprises me). I see it every day at practice," Grimes said. "He goes out there and does things you guys haven't even seen yet. He is a phenomenal quarterback. He makes throws I've never seen before. He places balls in places that you wouldn't even expect to be able to go to. "So, for me he is not surprising at all. We know what he can do, and he has a lot more to tap into, and I can't wait until he does and shows the world how good of a quarterback he really is and the potential he has. Even though he has done some crazy things already, he has a lot more to go."

Shorter shares the outside receiver spot with Grimes, and he also shares Grimes' take on Trask. "He's just a great guy," Shorter said. "I remember since the first day I met him and we just shook hands and he's just a great guy, all-around dude and I just can't wait to see what he's going to do, literally - like, each game that we played, even in practice some of the throws he makes. I just can't believe that he even makes the throws and fits it in those spots. But, he's been doing that literally since we started throwing over the summer. So, I'm just really happy that he's my quarterback." - Gainesville Sun


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  11/21/20 - Kyle TraskrSr/2021, Florida, 6-4, 240 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Kyle Trask passed for 383 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 6 Florida rallied from an early deficit to beat Vanderbilt 38-17 on Saturday. The Gators (6-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) pulled into Vanderbilt Stadium an hour before kickoff already in uniform, hoping to avoid the visitors locker room as a coronavirus precaution. The Commodores (0-7, 0-7) opened the game by driving for a touchdown, but Trask helped get Florida on track for its seventh consecutive win in the series. Trask, a Heisman Trophy hopeful, completed 26 of 35 passes to nine different receivers. He is the first quarterback in SEC history to accrue 30 touchdown passes in seven games.

Vanderbilt drove 75 yards on 11 plays in the opening series, scoring on Ken Seals' 16-yard pass to Chris Pierce Jr. with 10:50 left in the first quarter. The Gators tied it less than three minutes later. Trask found wider receiver Kadarius Toney wide open around the 15-yard line, and Toney carried the ball in the end zone to complete a 27-yard play at 7:47. Vanderbilt countered with Pierson Cooke's 25-yard field goal on the next drive, and the Gators tied it at 10 when Evan McPherson kicked a 33-yarder at 4:13 of the second quarter. Trask threw a 34-yard TD pass to Trevon Grimes with 49 seconds left until halftime for a 17-10 lead, and Dameon Price rushed in from a yard out for a 24-10 advantage early in the second half. With 2:55 left in the third, Trask found tight end Kemore Gamble in the back of the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown pass. - Florida/AP College Football


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  11/16/20 - Kyle TraskrSr/2021, Florida, 6-4, 240 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  NOV 16 SEC CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kyle Trask, QB, Florida,...Trask was 23-of-29 for 356 yards passing and six touchdown passes in Florida's 63-35 win over Arkansas on Saturday...Trask also committed zero turnovers against a defense which entered the game with the No. 3 turnover margin (+8) and had the No. 24 passing efficiency defense in the country...The Trask-led Florida offense totaled 593 yards and averaged 7.1 yards per play against the Razorbacks, who entered the game allowing 401.5 yards per game on average.

Under the direction of Trask, Florida posted its first 60-point game against an SEC opponent since a 63-5 win over Kentucky on Oct. 25, 2008...Trask became the seventh quarterback in SEC history to throw for six passing touchdowns multiple times in a career, and the fifth to do it multiple times in the same season...Trask also joined Tim Tebow (2007, 2008) and Danny Wuerffel (1995, 1996) as the only Gators in history to post multiple seasons of 25 passing touchdowns. With six touchdown passes tonight, Kyle Trask broke Tua Tagovailoa's SEC record for the most touchdown passes through the first six games of a season (Tua had 27 in the first six games of 2019). - SEC Football


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  11/16/20 - Zachary CarterrJr/2022, Florida, 6-3, 290 (DS#5 DT) + More +

  NOV 16 SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Zachary Carter, DL, Florida,...Carter contributed to Florida's 63-35 win over Arkansas on Saturday with a 35-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown and added three tackles and a sack...Carter's fumble return for a touchdown was Florida's first defensive touchdown since Jonathan Greenard's 80-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Vanderbilt last season. - SEC Football

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  11/16/20 - Kyle TraskrSr/2021, Florida, 6-4, 240 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Joe Burrow set the Football Bowl Subdivision record with 60 touchdown passes last year, an incredible feat accomplished in a 15-game national championship season for LSU. The way Florida's Kyle Trask is going, 60 would be very possible for him if not for the COVID-19 pandemic shortening schedules. Trask, after throwing for six TDs for a second time this season in sixth-ranked Florida's 63-35 win over Arkansas, has 28 in six games. If he continues his pace of 4.67 per game, he would throw 56 if the Gators play all 10 of their regular-season games, go to the SEC championship game and play in a bowl. If he carried it through one or two College Football Playoff games, the record would be in sight.

Only four FBS quarterbacks have thrown for more than 50 TDs in a season. Trask had five of his six TDs against Arkansas in the first half, and his 28 TDs are the most through six games in SEC history. The fifth-year senior goes on the road this week to face a Vanderbilt defense that's allowed opponents to throw for 15 touchdowns, third-most in the SEC, and complete better than 72% of their passes. Trask's body of work has overshadowed North Carolina's Sam Howell and Central Florida's Dillon Gabriel. Howell threw six TD passes in a 59-53 win over Wake Forest and has 23 in eight games. Gabriel has had five TD passes in a game twice this season and has 23 in seven games. - AP College Football


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  11/14/20 - Kyle TraskrSr/2021, Florida, 6-4, 240 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Kyle Trask has gone from Heisman hopeful to potential Heisman Trophy front-runner in two months, much of it coming in the last two weeks. Trask threw for 356 yards and six touchdowns, extending his school record for consecutive games with at least four TDs to six, and No. 6 Florida overwhelmed Arkansas 63-35 on Saturday night in the Swamp. Trask repeatedly torched the Razorbacks (3-4), who were without coach Sam Pittman and without much of a chance by halftime. It was the second time this season Trask tossed six TDs in a game. He's the only player in school history to accomplish that feat. "The more success teams have sometimes, the more individual awards come," coach Dan Mullen said. "If we keep being successful as a team, we keep making plays, he's going to have the opportunity to get individual awards."

Arkansas quarterback Feleipe Franks, a three-year starter for the Gators (5-1), was booed early in his return to Florida Field and unable to do much to steal the spotlight from Trask. Florida players and coaches lined up to hug Franks after the game, and the home crowd responded with a warm ovation as he left the stadium for the last time. "It's awesome, man, just to be just to be around those guys and see the excitement they had to see me and me to see them," Franks said. "It's fun. You love the game, that's what you play it for, the relationships you build along the way." Trask, meanwhile, started a new streak by throwing at least four TD passes in the first half for the second straight week. He had five in Florida's first six drives and might have had another had the Gators not failed to convert a fourth-down play at the Arkansas 16. - AP College Football


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  11/09/20 - Kyle TraskrSr/2021, Florida, 6-4, 240 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  NOV 9 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kyle Trask, QB, Florida,...Trask was 30-of-43 for 474 yards passing and four touchdown passes as he led Florida to a 44-28 victory over No. 5 Georgia in Jacksonville on Saturday...Set career highs in passing attempts (43), completions (30) and passing yards (474)...Entering this game, Georgia ranked No. 1 in the SEC in total defense, scoring defense and passing efficiency defense...UGA also ranked No. 3 in the SEC in passing defense...Finished with 474 passing yards, 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...Trask 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. He is the first player in SEC history with 4 pass TD in 5 straight games. - SEC Football

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  11/09/20 - Kyle PittsJr/2022, Florida, 6-5, 240 (DS#1 TE) + More +

  No. 6 Florida could be without standout tight end Kyle Pitts against Arkansas on Saturday because of a concussion. Coach Dan Mullen called Pitts questionable for the game. He was knocked out of last weekend's victory against Georgia in the second quarter when Lewis Cine delivered a crushing blow over the middle. Cine was ejected for targeting. Pitts spent the rest of the game in the locker room. The 6-foot-6 junior from Philadelphia has 24 receptions for 414 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns. His play has been instrumental in making the Gators (4-1) one of the most dynamic offenses in the Southeastern Conference and in the country. Florida ranks 11th nationally in scoring (42.4 points a game) and 17th in total offense (495.4 yards). - AP College Football

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  11/09/20 - Evan McPhersonJr/2022, Florida, 5-11, 185 (DS#1 K) + More +

  NOV 9 SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Evan McPherson, PK, Florida,...McPherson made field goals from 50 and 51 yards in Saturday's 44-28 victory over No. 5 Georgia...McPherson also hit a 34-yard field goal which would put the game away in the fourth quarter...Overall, McPherson was 3-of-4 on field goals, 5-of-5 on PATs and recorded nine kickoffs in the game...With makes from 50 and 51 yards, McPherson became the third Gators kicker with five made field goals of 50-plus yards...McPherson joined Eddy Pineiro (two 50-yarders against UAB in 2017) and David Posey (51- and 50-yarder against Florida State in 1975) as the only Gators in history with two 50-yard field goals in a game...For the season, McPherson is 8-of-9 on field goals and a perfect 21-21 on PATs. - SEC Football

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  11/07/20 - Kyle TraskrSr/2021, Florida, 6-4, 240 (DS#2 QB) + More +

  Kyle Trask had another four-touchdown night, becoming the first quarterback in Southeastern Conference history to accomplish the feat in five consecutive games, and No. 8 Florida beat fifth-ranked and undermanned Georgia 44-28 on Saturday. The Gators (4-1) ended a three-game losing streak in the rivalry known as the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" - it was coach Dan Mullen's most significant victory in three years in Gainesville - and now have a stranglehold on the SEC's East Division.

The Bulldogs (4-2), who entered the game as 3 1/2-point favorites, were likely eliminated from College Football Playoff consideration and probably have a quarterback competition moving forward. Florida, meanwhile, has a Heisman Trophy contender. Trask completed 30 of 43 passes for a career-high 474 yards - 8 yards shy of Tim Tebow's single-game school record - despite playing much of the night without standout tight end Kyle Pitts. Pitts was knocked out of the game in the second quarter on Lewis Cine's crushing hit over the middle. Cine was ejected for targeting, adding to Georgia's already-thin defense. - AP College Football


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