Lawrence is expected to be the first pick in the 2021 NFL draft if he leaves Clemson early, joining the final twice and the current midfielder for Houston Texas Deshawn Watson (third on polls in 2015, second in 2016) as Clemson’s only player to Nominated for the finalists since the Heisman Trust began officially recognizing the finalists in 1982. Clemson never had a Heisman winner.
This is the first time Alabama has had many finalists and the second year in a row that multiple finalists have come from the same school; Justin Fields and Chase Young from Ohio made it to the finalists in 2019.
Previous award winners in Alabama are fullback Mark Ingram (2009) and Derek Henry (2015). Overall, Alabama had 10 Heisman finalists, eight of them under Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban.
Trask is the fifth Gator to be named to the Heisman Finals, joining Emmitt Smith (1988), Danny Wuerffel (1995, 1996), Rex Grossman (2001) and Tim Tebow (2007, 2008, 2009). Florida received three award winners: Steve Spurier in 1966, Werfel in 1996 and Thibaut in 2007.
The rest of the top ten contestants were announced in the 2020 Heisman Vote on Thursday, with Nagy Harris from Alabama finishing fifth, Breece Hall in Iowa in sixth place, Fields from Ohio State seventh, BYU’s Zach Wilson of eight, and Ian Book of Notre Dame IX, Florida Kyle Bates. On the tenth.
Heisman Trophy ballot papers went to 927 voters: 56 Heisman live winners, 1 public vote for fans and 870 members of the media.