By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud has received an invitation to the 2021 Heisman Trophy. Stroud will be one of four men, who will be competing for the prestigious award.
Stroud will be joined by fellow quarterbacks: Alabama’s Bryce Young and Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett. Michigan’s defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson will also be there.
The Heisman Trophy will be awarded on Saturday night in New York City. Ohio State last had a Heisman finalist during the 2019 season when quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young received an invitation to New York City.
The redshirt freshman — who did not throw a pass for the team before this season — is trying to become the eighth Heisman Trophy winner at the school. Presently, Les Horvath, Vic Janowicz, Howard “Hopalong” Cassady, Archie Griffin, Eddie George, and Troy Smith have won the award.
Griffin is the only player in the history of the award to win it twice. Ohio State has not had a Heisman Trophy winner since 2006 when Smith won the award.
Stroud has gone 280 of 395 for 3,862 yards. He has had 38 touchdown passes and five interceptions.
His best game of the season came in a Week 2 loss to the Oregon Ducks. Stroud passed for a career-high 484 yards.
He had four games, where he passed for more than 400 yards. Only one game this season did Stroud pass for less than 200 yards.
Stroud had a season-low 185 yards against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in Week 3.