The most prestigious award in college football, the Heisman Trophy, will be handed out Saturday night at 8 p.m. Eastern, and Monday evening, the Heisman committee surprised many when they announced that there will be five finalists for the trophy.
Here they are:
Dede Westbrook - WR - Oklahoma
Westbrook had 74 catches, 1,465 yards, and 16 touchdowns — but was he the best player on his own team?
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Deshaun Watson - QB - Clemson
The preseason favorite didn't live up to the hype this year, but he did get the Tigers to the College Football Playoff and he did account for 43 touchdowns this season — that's exceptional.
He's the first two-time finalist in ACC history.
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Jabrill Peppers - LB/KR/RB - Michigan
Michigan's do-it-all dynamo is the first primarily defensive player selected as a finalist since Manti Te'o in 2012.
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Baker Mayfield - QB - Oklahoma
The former walk-on finished fourth in voting last year. He led the nation in completion percentage and yards per attempt, accounting for 38 touchdowns.
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Lamar Jackson - QB - Louisville
The Heisman frontrunner for 10 weeks now, Jackson finished the season with just shy of 5,000 yards and 51 touchdowns — historic numbers.