Kyler Murray Named Heisman Finalist

Kyler Murray Named Heisman Finalist

Mayfield, the Cleveland Browns quarterback, could have done himself a favor - after his flag planting routine a year ago in Columbus, Ohio - by mentioning Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins for the award. The three finalists were announced on Monday night. Tagovailoa has been the favorite for most of the season, but Murray may have passed on him championship weekend. Tagovailoa would be the third Alabama player to win the Heisman since 2009, but the first quarterback, joining tailbacks Mark Ingram and Derrick Henry.

Before they face one another in the playoff later this month, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray will face off Saturday night in NY.

Murray replaced last year's Heisman victor, Baker Mayfield, for the Sooners and has been just as good.

In following Mayfield, Murray is attempting to give the Sooners the first back-to-back Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks of any school in the history of the award.

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Murray, a two-sport star who was selected by the A's in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft last June, produced 51 touchdowns - 40 through the air and 11 on the ground - 4,985 all-purpose yards and led the nation in quarterback efficiency rating (205.7) and yards per pass attempt (11.9). His 47 touchdown passes are seven more than any other QB has thrown this season, and Haskins threw them while completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 4,580 yards.

Grier has thrown for 351.3 yards per game and 37 touchdowns with a 175.5 passer rating this season.

The Heisman has been dominated by quarterbacks over the last two decades. But, he struggled in the Crimson Tide's SEC championship matchup with Georgia, throwing for 164 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions before going down with an ankle injury.

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