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Justin Rombough

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This year’s Heisman trophy finalists were Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, and Dwayne Haskins. The Heisman trophy is the college football award for the best player in the country. All three of the candidates this year are quarterbacks. As a matter of fact, seven out of the last eight Heisman winner have been quarterbacks. Let’s get to the candidates.

First is Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama. Tua came in for Jalen Hurts last year in the Championship game and lead Alabama to the win in overtime. During the offseason the question was who was going to start for Alabama in the fall? Tua eventually won that competition and ran with it. Over the course of this season Tagovailoa threw for 3,353 yards for 37 TDs and only 4 INTs on 67.7%. Most of the games though Tua did not play in the 4th quarter due to Alabama blowing everyone out. Tevon Tan (11) thinks Tua will win saying “Tua has been the best player this season by far.”

Next is Kyler Murray of Oklahoma. Over the course of this season Murray threw for 4,053 yards for 40 TDs and 7 INTs on 70.9%. Murray was also effective on the ground with 892 yards rushing for 11 TDs. Jefrie Lucio (11) said that “Murray is so amazing to watch. He is the best player in the country”. Jefrie was right in saying that Murray is one of the best players as Murray won the AP Player of the year.

Last is Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State. Dwayne threw for 4,580 yards for 47 TDs and 8 INTs on 70.2%. Against Michigan and Indiana he threw for 6 TDs in each with 851 yards passing combined. Haskins and Ohio State unfortunately did not make the College Football Playoff thus making him the least likely of the three to win the award.

On sunday it was announced that the 2018 Heisman winner was Kyler Murray of Oklahoma. All three of these players had cases to win, but Kyler leading the Sooners into the playoff while putting up such great numbers.

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