Dwayne Haskins, the man with the golden arm that threw for Big Ten records 4,5680 yards and 47 touchdowns this season, is a Heisman trophy finalist. He’ll be heading to New York for the ceremony on Dec. 8. He’s up against a tough field, as Tua Tagovailoa from Alabama and Kyler Murray have both been special this season as well, and their teams were
good lucky enough to find themselves in the College Football Playoff.
Haskins probably knew in the back of his head (while he was, you know, throwing for damn near 500 yards and carving up Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship game) that he would be heading to New York, which might have inspired this move:
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 4, 2018
The redshirt sophomore has certainly impressed in his first full season of action, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. His 4,580 passing yards were the most in the nation and his 47 throwing touchdowns were the most. Second place? Tagovailoa, with 40. He outpaced the field by 7 touchdowns (which, if math isn’t your favorite, is worth 42 points).
Haskins is draft eligible after this season, but it remains to be seen if he will declare for the NFL.