A look at this year’s Heisman Trophy finalists


Lamar Jackson, Louisville quarterback

The 2016 winner, Jackson’s season stats are very similar to last year’s — 54 fewer passing yards, 128 fewer rushing yards, nine fewer total touchdowns. His best game came against North Carolina (525 total yards, six total TDs). His chances are hurt by the fact that Louisville is 8-4 and headed to the TaxSlayer Bowl.

Jackson’s stats: 3,489 yards, 1,443 rush yards, 42 total TDs

Bryce Love, Stanford running back

Love had no problem replacing Christian McCaffrey, giving Stanford another big season from a running back. His best game came against Arizona State (301 yards, three TDs). Suffered a late-season ankle injury and rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown in the Pac-12 title game loss to USC.

Love’s stats: 1,973 yards, 17 TDs

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma quarterback

A 2016 finalist, Mayfield’s two biggest games were the flag-planting win over Ohio State (386 yards, three TDs) and the rivalry win over Oklahoma State (a school-record 598 yards, six total TDs). He’s led Oklahoma to two CFP appearances, but also has raised question marks with on- and off-field behavior. Still, he’s the favorite heading into Saturday night.

Mayfield’s stats: 4,340 yards, 41 TDs, five INTs


2007: Tim Tebow, Florida QB

2008: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma QB

2009: Mark Ingram, Alabama RB

2010: Cam Newton, Auburn QB

2011: Robert Griffin III, Baylor QB

2012: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M QB

2013: Jameis Winston, Florida State QB

2014: Marcus Mariota, Oregon QB

2015: Derrick Henry, Alabama RB

2016: Lamar Jackson, Louisville QB


5 years ago: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M QB

10 years ago: Tim Tebow, Florida QB

15 years ago: Carson Palmer, USC QB

20 years ago: Charles Woodson, Michigan CB

25 years ago: Gino Toretta, Miami QB


7 — Notre Dame, Ohio State

6 — USC

5 — Oklahoma

3 — Army, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Nebraska

2 — Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Navy, Texas, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Yale

1 — Baylor, BYU, Boston College, Colorado, Chicago, Houston, Iowa, Louisville, LSU, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Princeton, South Carolina, SMU, Stanford, Syracuse, TCU, UCLA

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