ATLANTA — Alabama defensive linemanQuinnen Williamsisn’t going to Sleek York Metropolis for the Heisman Trophy ceremony this weekend. His teammate and quarterback,Tua Tagovailoa,will be there.
“I if reality be told feel admire I’ve to were up there,” Williams stated. “But it surely’s icy. It’s honest proper-looking out, man.”
Is it if reality be told?
“It is too great of a quarterback award,” Williams stated. “I if reality be told feel admire the Heisman award most attention-grabbing goes to the actual person that most attention-grabbing touches the ball. Love if I get a total bunch of sacks, I (can also honest detached) get the Heisman award.”
Williams has made eight sacks this season. The redshirt sophomore is a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which acknowledges the defensive participant of the yr, and the Outland Trophy, given to the nation’s most eminent inside of lineman. These awards will be given out Thursday on the ESPN School Football Awards in Atlanta.
Not the Heisman.
Along with Tagovailoa, quarterbacksKyler Murrayfrom Oklahoma andDwayneHaskins from Ohio Recount are detached in the working for that award. Tagovailoa and Murray are the novel favorites.
“Maybe in the center of November whereas you requested contributors to solid a vote, it doubtlessly would’ve been Tua maybe in a landslide,” ESPN’sKirk Herbstreitstated. “Now, down the stretch, I if reality be told order that’s what makes this weekend as attention-grabbing is that Kyler Murray proper saved inserting up tremendous quantity and now there’s some contributors that imagine Kyler Murray will steal it. So, I feel this can produce for heaps of anticipation and fun going into the weekend.”
Right here’s precisely how the volume examine honest proper now:
Tagovailoa has done 199 of his 294 passes for Three,353 yards and 37 touchdowns. He has thrown four interceptions. He has additionally rushed for a hundred ninety yards on forty eight makes an try and scored 5 touchdowns on his have.
Murray has done 241 of his 340 passes for Four,053 yards and Forty touchdowns. He has thrown seven interceptions. He has additionally He has additionally rushed for 892 yards on 123 makes an try and scored eleven touchdowns.
“Folks get if reality be told caught up in statistics when they says so-and-so’s X percentage, so-and-so’s Y percentage,” Alabama offensive linemanJonah Williamsstated. “But I feel the Heisman can also honest detached be given to the categorical participant in college soccer no topic snaps, no topic percentages. It’s proper roughly a subjective award proper based on the behold test. So I feel you may maybe ogle on the total physique of work, and also you may maybe ogle at what the avid gamers were ready to elevate out and the contributions they have got made for the team.”
In Tagovailoa’s case, his team is the No. 1 undefeated Crimson Tide.
ESPN’sRece Davisthinks Tagovailoa is the categorical quarterback Alabama has had, as some distance abet as he’ll also bear in mind as a minimum.
“With out hesitation,” Davis stated. “The major Alabama season I bear in mind I used to be 5 happening 6 in 1971, and he’s the categorical quarterback of my lifetime. I didn’t observe(Joe) Namath and(Kenny) Stabler,(Bart) Starrand(Steve) Sloan. But in my lifetime, from what I bear in mind, he’s the categorical.”
An Alabama quarterback has by no manner won the Heisman. Two working backs have.
The final two Heisman winners were quarterbacks, and a signal-caller will steal yet again Saturday night. That’s for definite. It’s proper an unknown as to which one.
“I if reality be told don’t know,” Quinnen Williams stated. “I if reality be told don’t.”
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