Alabama Football News

Bryce Young is a preseason Heisman candidate, according to Fox Sports

Bryce Young drops back to pass during Alabama fall practice
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

National media outlets are rolling the dice on Bryce Young.

Alabama’s sophomore quarterback enters this season as the starter. He replaces Mac Jones and looks to be the fifth first-year starter to lead the Crimson Tide to a national title. RJ Young, a sports media personality for Fox Sports, started the Young for Heisman campaign by having him as one of his “sleepers” for the award. Since then, Caesars SportsBook has the former five-star boasting the third-highest odds (+900) to win the Heisman. According to the Big Noon Kickoff team at Fox, Young is fourth on its preseason Heisman list. He is ahead of DJ Uiagalelei (Clemson) and behind Breece Hall (Iowa State), Sam Howell (North Carolina), and Spencer Rattler (Oklahoma). The majority of outlets and betting sites have Rattler winning the Heisman.

Young played in nine games last year. He completed 13 of 22 passes for 156 yards with one touchdown. The 6-foot, 194-pounder had a good spring and has been firm in fall camp. He has tossed five touchdowns in two scrimmages, including an 80-yard score to John Metchie.

Alabama fans are not requiring Young to win the Heisman, but it would be cool if he won it in his second year.

RELATED: Cameron Latu has taken a ‘huge step’ in Alabama’s tight end room, according to Brian Robinson

He will open the season versus D’Eriq King and Miami on Saturday, Sept. 4.

*Get the BEST Alabama football insider information, message board access, and recruiting coverage today! SIGN UP HERE to unlock our subscriber-only content!*

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “watch” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Facebook Comments

To Top