7 Players We May See Accepting The Heisman This Year
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7 Players We May See Accepting The Heisman This Year

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7 Players We May See Accepting The Heisman This Year

Four weeks into College Football and Heisman talks are getting hot. Every year you hear some crazy stat or hear about some kid from a school you've never heard of. Well, below are a list of players I think you should keep on your radar and should have a good chance at winning the Heisman this year. From big schools to small schools from old names to new names I think the list and competition are both very entertaining as the Heisman is a very special award and should not be taken lightly.

1. Tua Tagovailoa.

Tua Tagovailoa, QB Alabama


Tua has stolen the hearts of many since coming into the National Championship game last year. He has been rolling ever since. Tua was considered overrated by many people coming into the season but has since overcome those critics. Accounting for 14 touchdowns and zero turnovers in the first 4 games and posting an unheard of Qb Rating of (230.5), Tua is presenting himself as possibly the best QB of the Saban era at Alabama, which is pretty impressive considering the talent that has been there. Though Alabama has relied heavily on the run during the Saban era, Tua may be an exception. Tua and the Crimson Tide should be put to the test against rivals such as LSU and Auburn, but other than that Tua should continue to Dominate.

2. Kyler Murray.

Kyler Murray, Qb Oklahoma


Kyler Murray aka Baker Mayfield's replacement and standout baseball player. Murray had big shoes to fill considering Mayfield won the Heisman last year and was the number one pick in the NFL draft. Murray was Drafted to play professional baseball and agreed to a $5 million dollar deal this year with the Oakland A's, but for now, he is playing college football. It looks to be working out as he still has the option of playing professional baseball, and he has definitely found himself in the Heisman Watch. Murray has thrown for over a 1,000 yards has 11 passing touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. He has a QB rating of (203.0) and another 3 rushing TD's. He carried his team this past week and is definitely someone to watch.

3. Will Grier.

Will Grier, QB West Virginia


Will Grier, well known for his 2015 season at Florida started hot until he was caught using performance-enhancing drugs. Will Grier now in his second season at West Virginia, did pretty well in 2017 after sitting out the 2016 season. Grier is and has been considered a Heisman favorite for a while now. Last season he threw for 3,490 yards and 34 touchdowns. This season he has started hot throwing for 1,117 yards and 14 touchdowns in only 3 games. Positive for him is that they should have a pretty easy schedule for the rest of the year; negative he has some tough competition for the trophy.

4. Dwayne Haskins.

Dwayne Haskins, QB Ohio St


Everyone who follows Ohio State should be talking about Dwayne Haskins. Although Ohio State hasn't faced much competition, Haskins has continued to accel and impress. Haskins has put up 17 TDs and only one turnover through the first four games, posting a QB rating of (200.7). The sophomore has everyone buzzing Heisman, and that being said Haskins' stats as of now have him projected to pass Troy Smith who won the Heisman for Ohio State in 2006. The tough test for Ohio St will come when they play rivals such as Penn State and Michigan.

5. Bryce Love.

Bryce Love, RB Stanford


Bryce Love, the standout running back from Stanford, is a senior this year and was thought to be the favorite for the Heisman, but he has struggled this season. Last year he rushed for over 2,100 yards, but this season he is only on pace for 850 yards, a big difference. Part of it may have to do with his lack of carries. He showed signs of last year on a couple runs against Oregon, but he finished the game with only 89 yards on 19 carries which isn't all that bad, but it's not enough for the Heisman race. Love has 250 yards on the year averaging 5.5 YPC but watch Love as the competition shouldn't be as tough maybe he can make a push for it still.

6. Khalil Tate.

Khalil Tate, QB Arizona


Khalil Tate made way when he broke an FBS record last year rushing for 380 plus yards most ever by a D-1 College QB. He finished the season 7th in rushing last year. As a quarterback, he amassed over 1,400 yards and 12 rushing TD's and added another 14 passing TD's. So far this season he already has 1,000 passing yards and 8 passing TD's with only 2 interceptions and another 237 rushing yards to add to his total. What's hurting him is that his total QB rating isn't that hot and his team is (2-2) so far this season.

7. Trevor Lawrence (AKA Sunshine).

Trevor Lawrence, QB Clemson


The Freshman QB at Clemson who became the starter over Kelly Bryant this week is turning heads. Nicknamed 'Sunshine' because of his similarities to Sunshine in the movie 'Remember The Titans.' They both have long blonde hair and a strong arm. Trevor Lawrence has a lot of potential showing in the month of September. So far he is 39/60 throwing for 600 yards 9 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions and posting a quarterback rating of 191.8. Remember he is only a Freshman and just earned the staring job this week. Kelly Bryant, who was the starter, led Clemson to the College playoffs last year, therefore, this is kind of a big deal. Keep an eye on Trevor Lawrence.

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