Heisman Trophy finalists 2015
The 2015 Heisman Trophy finalists have been announced. See who will be coming to New York for the Dec. 11 ceremony to determine who will take home the Heisman, given annually to college football's most outstanding player.
DERRICK HENRY, Junior, RB, Alabama(Credit: Getty Images / Kevin C. Cox)
Derrick Henry had a record-setting SEC Championship Game against Florida. The junior rushed 44 times for 186 yards and a score in the Crimson Tide's 29-15 win. That put him at 1,986 rushing yards for the season, which broke Herschel Walker's 34-year-old single-season SEC mark. Just for added measure, Henry's 23 touchdowns this season also tie a conference record. Oh, and the game helped Alabama ensure a spot in the College Football Playoff.
CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY, Sophomore, RB, Stanford(Credit: Getty Images / Jason O. Watson)
Henry wasn't the only record-breaker on Championship Saturday -- and depending on who you ask, Christian McCaffrey may have broken the more impressive record. The sophomore had 461 all-purpose yards (207 rushing yards, 105 receiving yards, 149 return yards) and three touchdowns (one passing, one rushing, one receiving) in the Pac-12 title game against USC, breaking Barry Sanders' national mark for single-season all-purpose yards in the process with 3,496 (though McCaffrey played two more games than Sanders). For some current-day perspective, Tyler Ervin of San Jose State finished the regular season second in all-purpose yards and still had 1,086 fewer yards than McCaffrey.
DESHAUN WATSON, Sophomore, QB, Clemson(Credit: Getty Images / Grant Halverson)
While it wasn't a record-setting performance like Henry and McCaffrey above, Deshaun Watson had a fantastic outing Saturday in the ACC title game. The sophomore threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as Clemson likely locked up a spot in the College Football Playoff with a 45-37 win over North Carolina. Watson completed 287 of 413 passes this season for 3,517 yards, 30 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while also rushing 163 times for 887 yards and 11 touchdowns