Heisman Trophy Finalists Announced

Heisman Trophy Finalists Announced

For the second straight year, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson will be a Heisman Trophy finalist.

Each year, up to five finalists are asked to attend the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York City following Championship Weekend.

"I'm so proud of Lamar for what he's accomplished on the field and off", head coach Bobby Petrino said in a news release from U of L.

Bryce Love of Stanford runs against California
Bryce Love of Stanford runs against California

The most prestigious individual award in all of sport is one step closer towards being handed out again. He's the ultimate competitor and victor, and is one of the greatest young men I've ever had the pleasure to coach.

This marks OU's ninth Heisman Trophy finalist honor since finalists were first named in 1982, tied with Miami (Fla.) for the nation's most.

If the final All-American Heisman straw poll is any indication, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will be hoisting that trophy in just a few days.

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The Heisman Trophy will be awarded on Saturday night in NY. Bryce Love made people forget about the loss of Christian McCaffrey at Stanford. The Oklahoma quarterback was a dark-horse candidate entering the season, and he lived up to the billing and then some.

Mayfield has the second-ranked Sooners (12-1) in the College Football Playoff.

The two teams meet on January 1 in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl. He threw for 3,489 yards and 25 touchdowns through the air and racked up 1,443 yards and 17 scores on the ground to become the first player to pass for over 3,000 yards and rush for over 1,000 yards in two seasons.

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Jackson also leads the NCAA in total offense per game (411.0 total yards per game), total yards (4,932) and is tied for third in total touchdowns (42).

Here are the 2017 Heisman finalists, with the victor set to be announced December 9 at 8 p.m. ET.

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