By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Heisman Finalists were revealed on Monday night. Desmond Howard made the Heisman finalist announcement ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown at Lincoln Financial Field before the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles game.
Howard announced that LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow, Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts were invited to the most prestigious award in College Football. They will be joined by two teammates.
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields will be there. In addition, his defensive end teammate Chase Young will also be joining the three signal-callers.
“The four Heisman finalists are a remarkable group of young men with outstanding credentials,” Rob Whalen, Executive Director of the Heisman Trophy Trust said. “We look forward to celebrating their season accomplishments this weekend and crowning one of them the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner.”
The winner of the trophy will be determined from 870 media members and 56 former Heisman winners. In addition, there will be one fan vote that the public can vote on thanks to Nissan North America, the Heisman’s premier partner.
Burrow has gone 342 of 439 for 4,715 yards in his second and final season with the Tigers after previously playing for the Buckeyes. He also has 48 touchdown passes and six interceptions.
Fields — who transferred to Ohio State in the off-season after playing his freshman year with the Georgia Bulldogs — has gone 208 of 308 for 2,953 yards. He also has 40 touchdown passes and one interception.
Hurts — the fifth-year senior, who transferred into Oklahoma after playing his first three seasons with the Alabama Crimson Tide in the off-season — has gone 222 of 309 for 3,634 yards. He also had 32 touchdown passes and seven interceptions.
Young — who missed two games during the season after receiving improper benefits — had 44 tackles, including 21.0 tackles for a loss, and 16.5 sacks. He also had seven forced fumbles and three pass deflections.