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2021 Heisman Trophy finalist: Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Michigan Wolverines have the only defensive player to win the prestigious Heisman Trophy. Could they have the second, as well? 

Wolverines stud defensive end Aidan Hutchinson has received an invitation to the 2021 Heisman Trophy ceremony. He’s the lone defensive player to receive an invitation.

Aidan Hutchinson tells the fans to get loud against Ohio State (Photo by Aidan Hutchinson/Instagram)

Hutchinson will be joined in New York City on Saturday by three quarterbacks. Alabama’s Bryce Young is considered the favorite for the award.

Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett will also be in the Big Apple. 

The Plymouth, Michigan is the first defensive player to receive an invitation since the 2019 season. Former Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young received an invite before finishing fourth in the voting that year. 

He received 643 points. He finished behind three quarterbacks.

Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman that year with 2,608 points. Jalen Hurts finished second, while Justin Fields finished third. 

In 1997, Charles Woodson became the first defensive player to win the award. While Woodson was primarily a defensive back, he also returned punts and occasionally played wide receiver. 

Besides Woodson, Tim Harmon and Desmond Howard also won the Heisman wearing a Maze and Blue jersey.

Hutchinson has had 58 tackles, including 15.5 tackles for a loss, in 13 games. He also has 13.0 sacks.

He also has two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and three pass deflections.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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