The Heisman award is arguably the biggest individual award in college football. Now following months of fluctuating possible candidates, the official 2015 Heisman finalists have been decided.
After five consecutive wins by a quarterback, the bid this year is led by two running backs; a position that hasn’t won since 2009.
First up is Alabama’s Derrick Henry. The 3rd year back out of Yulee, Fl. has recorded 1,986 yards and 23 touchdowns. Henry broke the SEC rushing record, which has been held by Herschel Walker for the past 34 years.
The other running back to get the Heisman nod is Christian McCaffrey from Stanford. The sophomore has proven his versatility as not only a RB, but as a receiver, and kick returner as well. He is second to Henry, with 1,847 rushing yards on 319 carries. However he totals 3,496 yards, when all of the areas are accounted for.
The third finalist comes at the quarterback position with DeShaun Watson of Clemson. As the we for the only unbeaten team left in the FBS, Watson has thrown for 3,512 yards with 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Notable players who missed the Heisman nod include Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, and Baker Mayfield, who were all once favored for the trophy.
Sources: ESPN, NBC Sports