Bryce Young was awarded the Heisman Memorial Trophy for the current college football season at the Lincoln Center on Saturday night. This was the 87th annual ceremony for the most prestigious honor in college football. The quarterback from the University of Alabama was the unanimous favorite this year for the award, after his epic performance in the SEC gave victory over the University of Georgia, where he set a championship record of 461 total yards, of which 421 were in the air.
This win led to his team being the top seed in the nation as they headed towards the College Football Playoff, where they would be going head to head against the undefeated Cincinnati Bearcats in the Cotton Bowl Classic. The Michigan Wolverines would be facing the Georgia Bulldogs for the Orange Bowl.
Bryce Young Secure The Heisman Trophy In A Glittering Season
At the Heisman Trophy awards ceremony, Young mentioned that while this was an individual award, he wouldn’t have been able to secure it without the combined efforts of his team. On Tuesday, Young was questioned about his chances of being the first Quarterback from Alabama to win the award. He stated that it would indeed be a great honor to follow the great quarterbacks that they have had, and was something he didn’t intend to take for granted.
Young, along with Aidan Hutchinson, the defensive end for Michigan, Kenny Pickett, the quarterback from Pittsburgh, and C.J. Stroud, the quarterback from Ohio State, was the final nominees for the Heisman Trophy. The last year saw Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith receiving the award for the college football season in a virtual ceremony due to the Covid pandemic- following a delayed season that didn’t take off until late September.
With Bryce Young being named a Heisman Trophy finalist, Alabama moves into a tie with Oklahoma for the most finalists of any school with 11.