SportsPress Heisman Trophy Award Voting

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Voting

All 11 of SportsPress’s current writers came together to vote for their top 5 Heisman Trophy award candidates. They voted for any players, even those who are not among the official five finalists for the award.

1st place votes count as 5 points, 2nd place votes count as 4 points, 3rd place votes count as 3 points, 4th place votes count as 2 points, and 5th place votes count as 1 points.

 

Snubs
stan Christian McCaffrey, Running Back, #18 Stanford Cardinal (9-3)
  • Statistics: 253 rush attempts, 1,603 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns, 37 receptions, 310 receiving yards, 3 receiving touchdowns, 10 punt returns, 96 punt return yards, 14 kickoff returns, 318 kickoff return yards
fsu Dalvin Cook, Running Back, #11 Florida State Seminoles (9-3)
  • Statistics: 268 rush attempts, 1,620 rushing yards, 18 rushing touchdowns, 30 receptions, 426 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 1 solo tackle, 1 assisted tackle, 2 total tackles
usc Sam Darnold, Quarterback, #9 Southern California Trojans (9-3)
  • Statistics: 213/313 (68.1% completion percentage), 2,633 passing yards, 26 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 57 rush attempts, 230 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 2 solo tackles, 2 total tackles

 

Those Who Received Votes
T10. bama Jonathan Allen, Defensive End, #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0)
  • Statistics: 27 solo tackles, 29 assisted tackles, 56 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 touchdowns, 2 passes defensed
  • Voting: 1 point
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 5th place vote (1 point)
T10. vatech Jerod Evans, Quarterback, #22 Virginia Tech Hokies (9-4)
  • Statistics: 247/389 (63.5% pass completion percentage), 3,309 passing yards, 27 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 182 rush attempts, 759 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns
  • Voting: 1 point
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 5th place vote (1 point)
T10. bama Jalen Hurts, Quarterback, #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0)
  • Statistics: 220/337 (65.3% pass completion percentage), 2,592 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 162 rush attempts, 841 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 1 solo tackle, 1 total tackle
  • Voting: 1 point
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 5th place vote (1 point)
T8. sdgst Donnel Pumphrey, Running Back, San Diego State Aztecs (10-3)
  • Statistics: 330 rush attempts, 2,018 rushing yards, 16 rushing touchdowns, 26 receptions, 205 receiving yards, 0/1 (0% completion percentage), 1 kickoff return, 6 kickoff return yards
  • Voting: 2 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 4th place vote (2 points)
    • Zero (0) 5th place votes (0 points)
T8. ohiost JT Barrett, Quarterback, #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1)
  • Statistics: 214/346 (61.8% pass completion percentage), 2,428 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 194 rush attempts, 847 rushing yards, 9 rushing touchdowns
  • Voting: 2 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 4th place vote (2 points)
    • Zero (0) 5th place votes (0 points)
7. texas D’Onta Foreman, Running Back, Texas Longhorns (5-7)
  • Statistics: 323 rush attempts, 2,028 rushing yards, 15 rushing touchdowns, 7 receptions, 75 receiving yards
  • Voting: 4 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 3rd place vote (3 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • One (1) 5th place vote (1 point)
6. wash Jake Browning, Quarterback, #4 Washington Huskies (12-1)
  • Statistics: 223/353 (65.0% completion percentage), 3,280 passing yards, 42 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 57 rush attempts, 66 rushing yards, 4 rushing touchdowns
  • Voting: 5 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • Two (2) 4th place votes (4 points)
    • One (1) 5th place votes (1 point)
5. okla Dede Westbrook, Wide Receiver, #7 Oklahoma Sooners (10-2)
  • Statistics: 74 receptions, 1,465 receiving yards, 16 receiving touchdowns, 7 rush attempts, 84 rushing yards, 0/2 (0% completion percentage), 4 punt returns, 79 punt return yards, 1 punt return touchdown, 8 kickoff returns, 227 kickoff return yards, 1 solo tackle, 1 total tackle
  • Voting: 9 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 2nd place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 3rd place votes (0 points)
    • Two (2) 4th place votes (4 points)
    • Five (5) 5th place votes (5 points)
4. okla Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, #7 Oklahoma Sooners (10-2)
  • Statistics: 235/330 (71.2% completion percentage), 3,669 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 74 rush attempts, 143 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns
  • Voting: 20 points
    • Zero (0) 1st place votes (0 points)
    • Two (2) 2nd place votes (8 points)
    • One (1) 3rd place vote (3 points)
    • Four (4) 4th place votes (8 points)
    • One (1) 5th place vote (1 point)
3. mich Jabrill Peppers, Linebacker, #6 Michigan Wolverines (10-2)
  • Statistics: 46 solo tackles, 21 assisted tackles, 67 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, 1 pass defensed, 21 punt returns, 310 punt return yards, 1 punt return touchdown, 10 kickoff returns, 260 kickoff return yards, 27 rush attempts, 167 rushing yards, 3 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions, 3 receiving yards
  • Voting: 30 points
    • One (1) 1st place vote (5 points)
    • Two (2) 2nd place votes (8 points)
    • Five (5) 3rd place votes (15 points)
    • One (1) 4th place vote (2 points)
    • Zero (0) 5th place votes (0 points)
2. clem DeShaun Watson, Quarterback, #2 Clemson Tigers (12-1)
  • Statistics: 328/486 (67.5% completion percentage), 3,914 passing yards, 37 passing touchdowns, 15 interceptions, 129 rush attempts, 529 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns
  • Voting: 39 points
    • Two (2) 1st place votes (10 points)
    • Five (5) 2nd place votes (20 points)
    • Three (3) 3rd place votes (9 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 5th place votes (0 points)
1. lou Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, #13 Louisville Cardinals (9-3)
  • Statistics: 220/382 (57.6% pass completion percentage), 3,390 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 234 rush attempts, 1,538 rushing yards, 21 rushing touchdowns, 1 solo tackle, 1 total tackle
  • Voting: 51 points
    • Eight (8) 1st place votes (40 points)
    • Two (2) 2nd place vote (8 points)
    • One (1) 3rd place vote (3 points)
    • Zero (0) 4th place votes (0 points)
    • Zero (0) 5th place votes (0 points)

 

-Asher Fair

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