The Heisman Trophy is considered the most coveted award in College Football. Each year one player is chosen throughout the nation is chosen to be given the award. The recipient of the Heisman Trophy last year was Derrick Henry, now a running back for the Tennesee Titans. So, as the ceremony for the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner which takes place on December 14th draws closer, who will take home the trophy this year. Here are some possible contenders for the Heisman Trophy and the reason why they could be given this honor:
1. J. T Barrett – Quarterback Ohio State
He was a top contender for the Heisman a few years back. He had an off season last year but those who follow College Football still have hope that he could return to his old glory which was impressive enough to have him ranking fifth among candidates for the Heisman in 2014.
2.Nick Chubb – Running Back Georgia
His overall average last year was so impressive that it ranked above the best averages in the NCAA to date.
3. Dalvin Cook – Running Back Florida State
Has an impressive record in rushing sessions and has also been known to catch a few passes per game and has a good statistic when it comes to touchdowns scored in a game.
4. Leonard Fournette – Running Back Louisianna State University Tigers
With an impressive rushing average, there is already a whole lot of buzz for him to be a top contender for the Heisman Trophy. He did come in sixth last year as a contender and if he continues that record this year he could be on the short list yet again.
5. Baker Mayfield – Quarterback Oklahoma State
Came in fourth last year in the candidates for the Heisman Trophy and if he can put out the same record of passes and pass completions this year if not better could walk away with the trophy.
6. Christian McCaffrey – Running Back Stratford University
Last year he came in second in the Heisman Trophy ranking just below Derrick Henry. So, now the question is can he keep his performance level to the high grade of excellence it was last year to maybe, this time, be the one to take home the prize.
7. Seth Russell – Quarterback Baylor University
He held the record last year for passes. However, had to sit out seven due to injuries. But had this not happened could very well have been the Heisman winner last year instead of Derrick Henry.
8. Bo Scarbrough – Running Back Alabama
The fact that most running back’s from Alabama seem to be front contenders for the Heisman works in his favor. Add to this the fact that even in just a few games he has shown an impressive average.
9. Greg Ward Jr. – Houston
Helped his team to get record breaking double digits wins o. His average for passes was above 2,000 yards and his rushing average well over a thousand yards, making him only one of two quarterbacks to have such a record.
10. Deshaun Watson – Quarterback Clemson
He was the second Quarterback to have the impressive average shared with Greg Ward. He has also been considered by many to be one of the most impressive offense players in the college football.
So, there is the list of some top contenders for the Heisman Trophy this year. No doubt many of us who follow the College Football League will have out own opinions on this subject. It’s really just wait and see just who will walk away with the Heisman Trophy this year.