Stephen Young Presents Heisman Hopefuls


Stephen Young

This past weekend marked the halfway point of the College Football season, and several young stars have already proven themselves to be great. The Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious award in College Football, and every year, there are several candidates who work their whole life to win this award. This year, the list is stacked with young quarterbacks, many of whom have had little experience with the spotlight shining on them. With Week 7 in the books, here’s an early prediction of how the Heisman race could end up by the end of the season.

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  1. Dwayne Haskins – QB – Ohio State

Dwayne Haskins begins his sophomore year making his first start, and he is wasting no time. Through Week 7, Haskins has thrown for a total of 2,331 yards along with 28 touchdowns, a completion percentage of 72.3%, and a QBR of 85.9. Haskins is an accurate pocket passer who isn’t afraid of throwing the deep ball. Haskins has already faced high competition, defeating 15th ranked TCU on the road along with 9th ranked Penn State, also on the road. Haskins has been consistent and has shown no signs of slowing down.

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  1. Tua Tagovailoa – QB Alabama

Tagovailoa is a familiar face at Alabama. Many remember him from his game-saving performance in the 2018 National Championship game against Georgia. After a halftime quarterback switch by Alabama coach Nick Saban, Tagovailoa rose to the occasion and led ‘Bama to yet another National Title. Tagovailoa picked up where he left off to begin the season and hasn’t slowed down since. He has thrown for 1,760 yards through Week 7 along with 21 touchdowns and zero picks. Tagovailoa also holds and impressive QBR of 97.4 and hopes to continue this throughout the season.

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  1. Kyler Murray

Entering the 2018 season, Kyler Murray has enormous shoes to fill. After the departure of Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Baker Mayfield, Murray hopes to follow in his footsteps and do the same. Murray has already gotten off to an impressive start, accounting for 1,764 passing yards, along with 377 rushing yards. He also has an impressive QBR of 96.9 and a high completion percentage of 71.1%. Murray hopes to keep his numbers high as he aims to lead Oklahoma back into the playoff picture.