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Who will be the Heisman Hero?

The best college football player will receive the Heisman trophy
The best college football player will receive the Heisman trophy

As the college football season is coming to an end, and bowl games have been finalized, everyone is looking forward to watching the best teams, and players compete against each other, with high stakes on the line. The players, though, will have to perform at a very high level if they want to be successful. With that being said, here are the top candidates for the most prestigious award in college football, the Heisman Trophy.

The Heisman Trophy, is a trophy handed out annually to the best college football player in the country. This trophy has been handed out 86 times since it was created, all the way back in 1935. There are many candidates, but only a couple make it to the finals. 

“Even though it is unlikely, I want Cody Schrader to win the Heisman this year,” Junior Jack Vogler said.

Schrader, who’s a walk-on running back at Mizzou, recorded about 1500 yards and 13 touchdowns while playing in the toughest conference, the SEC.

“Travis Hunter will win the Heisman because he plays both ways extremely well very consistently,” Junior Jackson Summers said.

Hunter, who is a wide receiver and cornerback, has recorded three interceptions on the defensive side, and had over 700 receiving yards with five touchdowns on the offensive side.

Here are the four finalists for 2023 Heisman trophy: 

  1. Bo Nix- QB Oregon

This senior quarterback led the Ducks to an impressive 11-2 record. Unfortunately for them, they lost to Washington in the PAC-12 championship game and didn’t make a college football playoff spot. Bo passed for over 4100 yards and 40 touchdowns.

     2.  Jayden Daniels- QB LSU

After transferring from Arizona State, Daniels led LSU to a 9-3 record with six of those wins coming from SEC teams. The Tigers didn’t make the SEC championship. Despite that, Daniels threw for over 3800 yards and 40 touchdowns while also notching over 1100 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.

    3. Michael Penix Jr.- QB Washington

Penix led Washington to a PAC 12 championship over Bo Nix and the Ducks. The southpaw led the Huskies all the way to a college football playoff spot with a chance for a national championship. Penix threw for over 300 yards nine times this season, showing his leadership and consistency.

    4. Marvin Harrison Jr.- WR Ohio State

The son of NFL Hall of Famer Marvin Harrison, who was also a receiver, came in with high expectations this season, and exceeded them. He had over 1200 receiving yards this season along with 14 touchdowns with each catch averaging a whopping 18 yards. He declared for the draft and is set to be a top 10 pick.

“I think Michael Penix will win the Heisman because he is a great overall leader and he’s led this Washington into the final four,” Freshman Reiter Kandlbinder said.

This year will be tough for the NCAA to decide on a winner, but no matter the outcome, all of these players will go down in college football history.

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Troy Perhacs, Staff Writer
Troy Perhacs is a Junior at St. Dominic and is a staff writer for the journalism program. He likes working out and playing basketball outside of school.

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