The list of finalists for the coveted Heisman Trophy for 2021 was revealed. Alabama star Bryce Young headlines the list of the 4 finalists for the Heisman trophy. The others rounding off the group include Aidan Hutchinson of Michigan, C.J. Stround from Ohio, and Kenny Pickett from Pittsburgh.
Every year there is a clear front-runner for the Heisman either through his own performance or his team’s, or a combination of the two. It was in 2015 that the first two places were separated by less than 100 1st-place points.
This year even though no player stands out immediately as the choice for the top individual honor in college football.
Bryce Young Predicted To Be The Winner In Close Contest
Nonetheless, when the voting results come out, Bryce Young may prove to be the winner by some distance.
The sophomore signal-caller has thrown over 4,322 yards, achieved 43 touchdowns and 3 more on the ground, and has 4 interceptions. Though Bryce Young has a less than 50% pass completion rate (25 out of 51), he must have the Heisman in his pocket when he hit Brooks for a game-tying touchdown at the Iron Bowl in the final minute.
But the progress of the season has also seen defensive players such as his teammate Will Anderson Jr. the Crimson Tide linebacker has a compilation of 92 tackles in total, 32.5 tackles for loss, and 15.5 sacks. His production is favorably stacked up with the dominant players from the last decade.
Bryce Young could go on to become the 4the Heisman winner for Alabama, the 2nd consecutive, but the 1st quarterback. Alabama could go on to become the 6the school boasting a back-to-back winner.
Hutchison stands as Todd McShay’s Number 1 player overall in the draft rankings for 2022.
The presentation of the Heisman Trophy has been scheduled for Saturday in New York. It returns to its usual date and routine after it went virtual last year due to the pandemic restrictions.