By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young has been named a 2021 Heisman Trophy finalist. The Heisman Trophy will be awarded on Saturday night in New York City.
Young is considered the favorite going into the award. He’ll be joined in New York City by Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud, Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson, and Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett.
Three Alabama players have won this prestigious award. If Young wins, it’ll be back-to-back winners from the school.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith won the 2020 Heisman Trophy. He is expected to be in attendance on Saturday, as the Eagles have a bye on Sunday.
Smith has already voiced his support behind Young.
Besides Smith winning the award, Mark Ingram II and Derrick Henry have also won Heisman Trophy’s at Alabama. Young would be the first Alabama quarterback to win the award.
The Oklahoma Sooners were the last school to win back-to-back Heisman Trophy awards. Baker Mayfield won in 2017, before Kyler Murray won in 2018.
Young, a sophomore, has gone 315 of 463 for 4,322 yards. He has thrown 43 touchdown passes and just four interceptions.
He has also carries the football 71 times for 31 yards. Young has scored three rushing touchdowns.
Young had two games, where he surpassed 400 yards. He had a career-high 559 passing yards against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
He also had 421 passing yards against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday in the SEC Championship game.
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