Murray, Tagovailoa, Haskins named Heisman Trophy finalists

Quarterbacks Kyler Murray (Oklahoma), Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) and Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) have been named the finalists for the 84th Heisman Trophy.

The award for essentially the most excellent school soccer participant will probably be introduced Saturday (eight p.m. ET) in New York.

Tagovailoa and Murray will meet once more on the Orange Bowl on Dec. 29 when the No. 1 Crimson Tide and fourth-seeded Sooners sq. off in a School Soccer Playoff semifinal contest.

Murray is bidding to offer Oklahoma the primary back-to-back Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks of any faculty within the historical past of the award. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield captured the glory final 12 months.

Whereas Murray will hope to be Oklahoma’s seventh Heisman winner, his future is anticipated to happen on the diamond. Murray was chosen with the ninth general choose of the Oakland Athletics in Main League Baseball’s draft final summer time.

Murray threw for four,053 yards and rushed for 892 extra whereas accumulating a complete of 51 touchdowns (40 passing, 11 speeding) this previous season. He recorded 10 video games with no less than three landing passes in 2018.

Tagovailoa is trying to grow to be Alabama’s first-ever Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback. Operating backs Mark Ingram (2009) and Derrick Henry (2015) captured the award just lately.

The Hawaiian has thrown for three,353 yards with 37 touchdowns in opposition to 4 interceptions this season. He accomplished 67.7 % of his passes and led the nation in yards per catch (16.9).

Haskins threw for 499 yards and 5 touchdowns because the Buckeyes defeated Northwestern within the Large Ten Championship Recreation on Saturday. He leads the nation with a Large Ten-record 47 touchdowns and four,580 yards.

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