Heisman Trophy Winner

Shane Yodice, Sports Editor

The Heisman Trophy is a trophy presented to the best college football player during that season.The winners show great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and a notable positive work ethic. With the pandemic causing an interesting 2020 season with many limitations, the NCAA was proud to announce four players as nominees for this prestigious award, with one of them taking home the trophy in the end. 

 The first Nominee is Mac Jones, Junior Quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Jones completed 250 out of 327 of his passes and threw 3,739 yards and 32 touchdowns with four interceptions. For a college major he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Information Science in December 2019 and recently graduated in December of 2020, completing a Masters of Sports Hospitality degree. 

The second nominee Kyle Trask, Senior Quarterback for the Florida Gators completed 301 of 437 passes while throwing for 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns with 8 interceptions.Trask is going for a degree in sports management and has a 3.0 gpa and has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll twice in his career in Florida.

 The third nominee, Trevor Lawrence, Senior Quarterback for the Clemson Tigers, completed 231 of 334 of his passes and threw 3,153 yards and 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. Trevor just earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. He raised money for Covid 19 relief with his wife Marrisa Mowry over the course of the pandemic.

Finally comes the winner of the 2020 Heisman Trophy and the final nominee, Devonta Smith, Senior Wide Receiver for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Smith caught 105 balls with 1,641 yards receiving. Smith has a major in Education he also has earned several major college football awards like the Heisman,the Blintekoff award,and many others.

To add to winning the Heisman trophy, Devonta Smith, along with his team, won the National Championship over the Ohio State Buckeyes by a score of 52-24. Smith had an amazing first half on 15 targets catching 12 receptions for 215 yards and 3 touchdowns setting a new CFP record in the first half but sadly early in the 3rd quarter he ended up dislocating his finger on his right hand according to head coach Nick Saban, “Well, he really dislocated his finger…I told Smitty after the game…You’re the only person I know that that missed a whole half because of your finger. It was dislocated and they couldn’t get it back in. If they’d have got it back in, he would have been fine. He actually wanted to play,we just didn’t allow him to.”