The Heisman Trophy race is down to three. Alabama RB Derrick Henry, Clemson QB Deshaun Watson and Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey were announced as the finalists Monday evening. The three players all played for teams that had successful seasons and carried their teams on offense.
Henry is considered the favorite to win the Heisman. He leads the NCAA in rushing yards, carries and touchdowns. He racked up 339 carries for 1,986 yards and 23 TDs this season.
Watson led Clemson to an undefeated season and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. Watson threw for an impressive 3,512 yards, with 30 TDs and 11 picks. He also added 887 yards on the ground, second on the Tigers.
McCaffrey is just a sophomore, but had a monster season. He carried the Cardinal offense, doing a little bit of everything. McCaffrey racked up 3,496 all-purpose yards this season, breaking the record previously held by Barry Sanders. He racked up 319 carries for 1,847 yards and eight TDs on the ground this season. He trailed only Henry in carry and yards. He caught 41 passes for 540 yards and four TDs. McCaffrey completed two passes this season and both went for scores.
It was strong field for Heisman candidates, so it's a bit of a surprise that only three finalists were announced. Notable snubs include Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott, Florida State RB Dalvin Cook, LSU RB Leonard Fournette and Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield. The Heisman winner will be announced Saturday night.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed