Heisman Trophy Presentation 2015: Who are the finalists?


After great performances, three men are officially finalists for the 2015 Heisman Trophy.

In college football, there is no individual award that carries more honor and tradition than the Heisman Trophy. Every year, three finalists are named for the award and are then flown to New York City, where they await there chance to be named the best of college football for their tremendous seasons.

This year, the three finalists truly represent the elite of college football and will surely make the vote that much harder for the award. The finalists represent truly the best from across the country and make up three separate conferences of college football.

One finalist for the award is Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry. Henry has been an absolute beast on the ground for the Crimson Tide and has taken the ball and ran with it, as he has carried the Tide offensively to a spot in the College Football Playoff. On 339 carries this season, Henry had 1,986 yards and 23 touchdowns. The man could simply not be brought down.

Another finalist for the award is Stanford Cardinal running back Christian McCaffrey. McCaffrey has truly developed as one of the most special players in the country, as the Stanford running back could truly do it all on the football field. He could run for touchdowns, catch touchdowns, return kicks for touchdowns and even throw for touchdowns. McCaffrey became the definition of a football player in the truest sense of the word, and that’s why he is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. He finished with 1,847 yards rushing, 540 yards receiving, 1,042 return yards and 15 touchdowns en route to Stanford winning the Pac-12 Championship.

Lastly, Deshaun Watson of Clemson proved that he could do it all from the quarterback position as well, as he led the Tigers to the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. Watson has been an absolute delight to watch at quarterback, as he has been a threat with his feet and his arm. On the season, Watson finished with 4,399 yards of total offense along with 41 total touchdowns combined through the air and on the ground. The man was the catalyst for the Tigers every week.

Each of these candidates have proven themselves to be worthy of winning the Heisman Trophy. Only one will walk away with the award, but each has done something on the field this season that will make the remembered for centuries in the lore of college football.