Calling all football fans! It’s time for the next winner of the coveted Heisman Trophy to be selected. College football honors the best players of the year in their annual awards ceremony and HollywoodLife.com is here to bring you all the excitement — Click to WATCH!
The 81st annual Heisman Trophy ceremony, which honors college football’s most outstanding player, is coming to you live on Saturday Dec. 12 and HollywoodLife.com is ready with all the action. The show, taking place at Madison Square Garden, in NYC, is sure to be interesting as Derrick Henry of Alabama, Christian McCaffrey of Stanford and Deshaun Watson of Clemson face off for the prestigious award.
Which player will have his name etched in college football history as the 81st winner of the Heisman Trophy? That’s the question we’re all asking! Each athlete is deserving of the honor bestowed on the best player in college football. Derrick, a running back, and Deshaun, a quarterback, are moving on to College Football Playoff semi-final games and superstar quarterback Christian’s Stanford Cardinal will be facing Iowa In the Rose Bowl after beating the University of Southern California for the Pac-12 Championship.
Without a doubt, there is no shortage of talent in this year’s Heisman Award nominee pool. Deshaun’s Clemson Tigers face off with the Oklahoma Sooners in the Capital One Orange Bowl at 4 p.m. EST on Dec. 31. while the Alabama Crimson Tide, Derrick’s team, will play the Michigan State Spartans in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at 8 p.m. the same day.
Whoever wins the title this year will be joining an impressive lineup of past recipients. Last year’s winner was Marcus Mariota from Oregon. Before Marcus, the prize went to Jameis Winston of Florida State who was preceded by Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel. Let’s not forget the 2011 winner, Robert Griffin III of Baylor and finally, Auburn’s Cam Newton, who won in 2010.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Who do YOU think is most deserving of the trophy?