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USC Trojans’ Caleb Williams wins the 2022 Heisman Trophy

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

New York City, New York – Southern California has added another Heisman Trophy winner. However, this is their first in nearly two decades.

Quarterback Caleb Williams has won the 88th edition of the award at the Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is the 39th overall quarterback to win the award.

USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams speaks to the media during the press conference before the 2022 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel
Caleb Williams speaks to the media during the press conference before the 2022 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Williams is the third Heisman Trophy winner for Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley. He previously coached Baker Mayfield to the Heisman Trophy in 2017 and Kyler Murray to the award in 2018.

He is the second straight quarterback to win the award. Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young won the award in 2021.

Williams is the seventh Trojans player to receive the honor. The school previously had one award vacated.

Reggie Bush won the award in 2005 with the Trojans. However, due to receiving improper benefits while he was at the school, Bush had his Heisman vacated in 2010.

Officially, Matt Leinart is the last Trojans winner of the award. He won his Heisman Trophy in 2004.

Williams has gone 296 of 448 for 4,075 yards in 13 games in his first season with the Trojans. He also had 37 touchdowns and four interceptions.

He has 4,447 total yards on the season. It is the most yardage by a Trojans player ever.

Williams received 2,031 total points. TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan finished second with 1,420 points.

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud finished third with 539 points. Stroud returned to New York City for the second straight year.

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He finished fourth place in 2021.

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett was the fourth-place finisher. He received 349 points.

Duggan went 239 of 368 for 3,321 yards in 13 games. He came in during the season opener and had 30 touchdown passes and four interceptions.

Stroud went 235 of 355 for 3,340 yards in 12 games. He had 37 touchdown passes and six interceptions.

Bennett went 269 out of 396 for 3,425 yards. He had 20 touchdown passes and six interceptions.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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