Published: Tue, December 10, 2019
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Burrow, Hurts among 4 finalists for Heisman Trophy

Burrow, Hurts among 4 finalists for Heisman Trophy

Hurts threw for 3,634 yards and 32 touchdowns with just seven interceptions this season.

The other finalists are LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young. Fields and Young are the first teammates to be finalists since Oklahoma had quarterback Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook at the Heisman ceremony in 2016.

His journey will be celebrated on Saturday night at the Heisman Trophy presentation as a finalist for the most prestigious award in college football, it was just announced moments ago on ESPN.

Burrow and LSU received the top seed in the College Football Playoff and will take on Hurts and No. 4 Oklahoma in a semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on December 28.

Tagovailoa was the runner up to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in last year's Heisman voting and was the preseason favorite before his injuries and Burrow's emergence made the Tiger the landslide favorite.

Burrow, whos pent three years at Ohio State before transferring to LSU, tossed an SEC-record 48 touchdown passes and 4,715 passing yards this year. The 60-year gap between Heisman winners would be the longest for any school with multiple recipients. The Houston native totaled three or more touchdowns in all but two games this year and kept Oklahoma's Big 12 dynasty intact by leading the Sooners to a fifth-straight conference championship.

Young, despite a two-game suspension for an NCAA violation, recorded six forced fumbles and 16.5 sacks, breaking OSU's single-season record.

A defensive player has not won the award since Charles Woodson in 1997, and it is rare for one to even be invited as a finalist.

Missing out were the nation's top running backs.

Hubbard finished 1,936 rushing yards to lead the all running averaging 161.3 yards rushing yards per game and 180.1 all-purpose yards per game. Ohio State's J.K. Dobbins is third in the nation in rushing with 1,829 yards and has scored 22 touchdowns.

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