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The final major college football conference to begin its season gets going Saturday.
The top prize for individual excellence in college football is the Heisman Trophy. For the first time in the Super Bowl era, five winners of that prestigious keepsake are expected to suit up in the same game, each in pursuit of the NFL’s most coveted team award – the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy in a record landslide vote, becoming the first Tigers’ player to take home college football’s most prestigious award in 60 years
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics.
Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback’s deadline to enter the NFL draft, a person with direct knowledge of the session said.
The fourth-ranked Sooners play the top-ranked Crimson Tide in the Orange Bowl semifinal Dec. 29 in the seventh bowl matchup of Heisman winner and runner-up, and first since second-place finisher Vince Young and Texas beat Reggie Bush and Southern California in the 2006 Rose Bowl.
The fifth-year graduate transfer became the eighth player in WSU history to finish in the top-10 of the Heisman voting when the final numbers were released Saturday evening, shortly after Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was announced as the recipient of college football’s top award.
Heisman Trophy finalists Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama, Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State were on Wall Street to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on a day the Dow closed down 558 points.
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was a first-round Major League Baseball draft pick this summer who easily could have dropped football altogether. Instead, he successfully replaced Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and then some. He posted one of the best statistical seasons in college football history to become a Heisman finalist himself. He joins the likes of Bo Jackson and Charlie Ward as players who are highly accomplished in multiple sports.
Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years.
Despite turning heads in his first and only season as the Cougars’ quarterback, Gardner Minshew missed out an opportunity to become the school’s second Heisman Trophy finalist – and first since Ryan Leaf in 1997 – when the top award in college football whittled its list down to three players Monday evening on ESPN’s NFL Countdown Show.
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has really had that one Heisman moment this season. He was hurt and not quite himself in the Southeastern Conference championship game. The quarterback was sidelined with a high ankle sprain for the climactic minutes of the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s comeback, 35-28 win over No. 5 Georgia. His teammates say Tagovailoa hasn’t needed a so-called Heisman moment to show he’s “the best player in the country.”
Between a snow layer that smothered the field at Martin Stadium for the better part of three quarters and a Washington defense that smothered the Cougars’ offense for all four, Gardner Minshew and Washington State were never able to find their footing in a 28-15 loss to the Huskies last Friday.
Washington State launched the marketing campaign on Thursday with the ‘MinshewForHeisman’ Twitter account.
Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman for LSU in 1959 with memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, has died. He was 80.
Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, the latest move for the Heisman Trophy winner whose NFL career was a bust with the Cleveland Browns.
The Heisman Trophy won by San Diegan Rashaan Salaam in 1994 was sold Saturday for $399,608 in an online auction by SCP Auctions, the Laguna Niguel company announced Sunday.
Congratulations to 2017 national champion Alabama. While the Crimson Tide celebrate, it’s on to 2018 for the rest of college football. Here are some of the numerous story lines to follow next season:
Lamar Jackson announced on Twitter that he’ll leave Louisville to enter the NFL Draft, one season after becoming the youngest Heisman Trophy winner. The Cardinals junior quarterback says he talked with family before making the decision. It was somewhat expected after improving on his 2016 Heisman-winning numbers as a sophomore.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.