Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins were announced as the finalists for the 2018 Heisman Trophy on Monday. Here's a look at the top contenders for the Heisman, given annually to the most outstanding player in college football.
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama, Sophomore
Tagovailoa led Alabama to a 13-0 record and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. He threw for 3,353 yards, 37 touchdowns and four interceptions and rushed for four additional scores despite only playing into the fourth quarter a handful of times.
Heisman moment: Tagovailoa had a big primetime performance against then-No. 4 LSU on Nov. 3, throwing for 295 yards and two touchdowns and also scoring on a 44-yard run.
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma, Junior
Murray was second in the nation with 40 touchdown passes and third with 4,053 passing yards. The Oakland A's first-round draft pick also rushed for 892 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Sooners went 12-1, won the Big 12 championship and are No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
Heisman moment: Murray went 25-for-34 passing for 379 yards and three touchdowns as Oklahoma beat Texas in the Big 12 title game, avenging the Sooners' only regular-season loss and earning a CFP spot.
Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) and Tuf Borland (32) celebrate after defeating Northwestern 45-24 in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Indianapolis.