Lawrence one of four Heisman Trophy finalists


The Heisman Trophy Trust revealed its four 2020 Heisman Trophy finalists Thursday night and the list included Cartersville’s Trevor Lawrence. The Clemson junior quarterback will be joined by Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, and Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith.

Narrowly missing finalist status was Crimson Tide running back Najee Harris. Rounding out the top ten were: Iowa State running back Breece Hall, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book and Florida tight end Kyle Pitts. As for the finalists, Smith led the country in receptions and receiving yards (1,511). He was second in touchdown receptions. His QB, Jones, led the country in completion percentage (76.5%) and passing efficiency.

Florida's Trask was first in touchdown passes with 43 and was also first in yards with 4,125.

Last Saturday, Lawrence became the first starting quarterback to win three ACC Championship Games. He was named MVP of the title game and was selected the ACC Player of the Year this week. The presumptive No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft had to miss two games this season after a positive COVID-19 test but still managed to accumulate more than 2,700 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, and just four interceptions.

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