2018 Heisman Trophy


The Heisman Memorial Trophy, usually known colloquially as “the Heisman Trophy” or simply just as “The Heisman”, is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football. The winner epitomizes great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.

It’s one of the few statues in all of sports where winners can mimic the pose depicted.

The award is presented by the Heisman Trophy Trust in early December before the postseason bowl games.




Heisman winner Kyler Murray (middle), poses with Dwayne Haskins (left) and Tua Tagovailoa (right) before the announcement.
Photo: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kyler Murray of the University of Oklahoma was selected on Saturday (Dec. 8) as the 84th winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy, an award presented annually by the Heisman Trophy Trust to the most outstanding player in college football.

The 5-10, 195-pounder from Allen, Texas, threw for 4,054 yards and 40 touchdowns, with another 892 yards and 11 scores on the ground while leading the Sooners to a 12-1 record, the Big 12 title and a berth in the College Football Playoff. His passer rating of 205.72 is the best in Heisman history, eclipsing the mark of 203.76 set by Mayfield in 2017.

He’s the seventh Sooner to win the Heisman, joining Billy Vessels (’52), Steve Owens (’69), Billy Sims (’78), Jason White (’03), Sam Bradford (’08) and Mayfield (’17).  That total ties Notre Dame and Ohio State for most Heisman wins.


The 2018 Heisman Trophy finalists included:

  • Alabama – QB Tua Tagovailoa, sophomore
  • Ohio State – QB Dwayne Haskins, sophomore
  • Oklahoma – QB Kyler Murray, junior

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