Early Top 15 Heisman Trophy Award Candidates for 2017

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Statistics from the 2016 season are included for each player. Players who will likely enter the 2017 NFL Draft are not included, while those who are unlikely to enter the 2017 NFL Draft but still might are included.

15. okst  Mason Rudolph, Quarterback, Oklahoma State Cowboys
  • Statistics: 262/416 (63.0% completion percentage), 3,777 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 79 rush attempts, 54 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 1 solo tackle, 1 total tackle
14. aub Kamryn Pettway, Running Back, Auburn Tigers
  • Statistics: 185 rush attempts, 1,123 rushing yards, 7 rushing touchdowns, 2 receptions, 14 receiving yards
13. vatech Jerod Evans, Quarterback, Virginia Tech Hokies
  • 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
12. txtechPatrick Mahomes, Quarterback, Texas Tech Red Raiders
  • Statistics: 388/591 (65.7% completion percentage), 5,052 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 131 rush attempts, 285 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns
11. PSU Trace McSorley, Quarterback, Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions
  • Statistics: 206/358 (57.5% completion percentage), 3,360 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, 5 interceptions, 140 rush attempts, 352 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 1 solo tackle, 1 total tackle
10. lsu Derrius Guice, Running Back, Louisiana State Tigers
  • Statistics: 157 rush attempts, 1,249 rushing yards, 14 rushing touchdowns, 6 receptions, 95 receiving yards, 8 kickoff returns, 142 kickoff return yards, 4 assisted tackles, 4 total tackles
9. ohiost Curtis Samuel, Running Back, Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Statistics: 91 rush attempts, 704 rushing yards, 8 rushing touchdowns, 65 receptions, 822 receiving yards, 7 receiving touchdowns, 5 punt returns, 20 punt return yards, 1 solo tackle, 1 total tackle
8. psu Saquon Barkley, Running Back, Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions
  • Statistics: 247 rush attempts, 1,302 rushing yards, 16 rushing touchdowns, 23 receptions, 347 receiving yards, 3 receiving touchdowns, 1 kickoff return, 17 kickoff return yards
7. okla Joe Mixon, Running Back, Oklahoma Sooners
  • Statistics: 168 rush attempts, 1,183 rushing yards, 8 rushing touchdowns, 32 receptions, 449 receiving yards, 5 receiving touchdowns,  1/1 (100% completion percentage), 26 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, 4 punt returns, 25 punt return yards, 21 kickoff returns, 494 kickoff return yards, 1 kickoff return touchdown
6. ohiost JT Barrett, Quarterback, Ohio State Buckeyes
  • 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
5. bama Jalen Hurts, Quarterback, Alabama Crimson Tide
  • 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
4. usc Sam Darnold, Quarterback, Southern California Trojans
  • 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
3. wash Jake Browning, Quarterback, Washington Huskies
  • 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
2. okla Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Oklahoma Sooners
  • 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
1. lou Lamar Jackson, Quarterback, Louisville Cardinals
  • 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

 

-Asher Fair

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