The Heisman will likely be awarded Jan. 5 throughout a digital ceremony because the pandemic compelled the cancellation of the standard New York presentation.
Alabama teammates Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith together with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Florida’s Kyle Trask have been named finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
The Heisman will likely be awarded Jan. 5 throughout a digital ceremony. The coronavirus pandemic compelled the cancellation of the standard journey to New York for the trophy presentation that comes with being a finalist.
Jones and Smith are the eighth set of teammates to be finalists collectively for the reason that custom began in 1982. Smith is making an attempt to change into the primary huge receiver to win the Heisman since Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991.
If it is not Smith, who leads the nation in receptions (98) and receiving yards (1,511), the winner will likely be a quarterback for the 13th time within the final 15 years.
Jones leads the nation in effectivity ranking (202.34), completion share (76.5) and yards per cross (11.4), with 32 landing passes.
The highest-ranked Crimson Tide will play No. Four Notre Dame within the Faculty Soccer Playoff semifinals on Jan. 1.
Jones or Smith would change into Alabama’s third Heisman winner. Working backs Mark Ingram (2009) and Derrick Henry (2015) had been the Tide’s first Heisman winners.
Lawrence was the preseason favourite to win the award, however lacking two video games after contracting COVID-19 slowed his marketing campaign. The junior quarterback and presumptive first choice within the subsequent NFL draft didn’t play towards Boston Faculty and at Notre Dame.
He did play in Atlantic Coast Convention championship rematch towards the Combating Irish final weekend and led the Tigers to a blowout victory. On the season, Lawrence has thrown for two,753 yards and 22 touchdowns in 9 video games, serving to Clemson attain the playoff for the third time in his profession.
No. 2 Clemson performs No. three Ohio State within the Sugar Bowl semifinals on Jan. 1. Lawrence could be the Tigers’ first Heisman winner.
Trask leads the nation with 43 landing passes and 4,125 yards. The senior is making an attempt to hitch Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel and Tim Tebow as Heisman-winning quarterback from Florida.
The remainder of the highest 10 was revealed so as, beginning with Alabama working again Najee Harris. The Crimson Tide is the second crew to have three gamers within the prime 5 in Heisman voting.
In 1946, Military working again Glenn Davis gained the Heisman, fellow working again Doc Blanchard completed fourth and quarterback Arnold Tucker was fifth.
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Iowa State working again Breece Corridor was sixth this 12 months, adopted by Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, Notre Dame quarterback Ian E-book and Florida tight finish Kyle Pitts.
Pitts is the primary tight finish to complete within the prime 10 of the Heisman voting since Notre Dame’s Ken MacAfee was third in 1977.