On Monday, the four finalists for the Heisman Trophy were announced with one of them being Alabama quarterback Bryce Young. Joining Young in New York will be Michigan defensive lineman Aidan Hutchinson, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud and Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett.
Young solidified his stance in the race over the course of the past two games for the Crimson Tide. He was able to lead a late comeback against Auburn which included a 97-yard game-tying drive and an eventual four-overtime win in the Iron Bowl.
Last Saturday, Young followed up heroics with a monumental performance against the then No. 1 Georgia in the SEC Championship. During that game, Young threw for 421 yards with four total touchdowns against a Bulldogs defense considered to be the top in the country.
Young is the 11th member of Alabama to be nominated as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy and the third Crimson Tide quarterback in a row joining Tua Tagvoailoa (2019) and Mac Jones (2020). Alabama has had three Heisman Trophy winners in its history beginning with running back Mark Ingram (2009), running back Derrick Henry (2015) and wide receiver DeVonta Smith (2021).
The winner of the award will be announced this Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77