Week three of the 2017 college football season is in the books.
Time for our traditional weekly feature that rounds up the latest Heisman news and updates from around the media world.
(Disclaimer — The Heisman Trophy Trust and Heisman.com does not endorse any college football player for the Heisman Memorial Trophy. The information contained here serves as a platform of information for fans and media, and is not intended to contain a definitive and comprehensive list of possible contenders.)
— The defending Heisman winner, Lamar Jackson, had a tough outing against the defending national champs. But is he a unicorn?
— The Heisman Five, from Sports Illustrated.
— The top Heisman candidates from the defensive side of the ball.
— Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph is off to a hot start.
— Zach Sinor’s Heisman campaign is in trouble.
— You want your son to be like Penn State RB Saquon Barkley.
— Last year’s Heisman runner up, Deshaun Watson, says his replacement will be better than him.
— Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, who coached Tim Tebow at Florida, is proud of what the former Gator QB has done:
“It’s about young people, helping them develop in life, helping them go live their dreams, you know what I mean?” coach Dan Mullen said about coaching football, addressing Tim Tebow. “And I’m so proud of what he’s done. If you see his foundation, all the things Tim does around the world. So proud of him. And I’m happy just to be a small part of helping him accomplish those goals.”
“It’s always good to come back home and play in front of your hometown,” said Henry, who added that those closest to him got through the hurricane unscathed. “I had a lot of family and friends here. I told them to be calm, just sit back and relax. This is my hometown, and for what happened here, the terrible tragedy, I saw water everywhere downtown, some of my people their houses got hit by trees. If I can donate and do anything humanly possible, I’ll do that. Hopefully this will never happen again.”
— A look back at an Army legacy that includes three Heisman winners.
— Mark Ingram pass George Rogers to move into second place on the all-time New Orleans rushing list.
— The new Auburn head softball coach wants to meet Bo Jackson.
“Just the opportunity to hang around here with the small chance of meeting Bo Jackson would be tremendous,” Dean said.
John Lujack won it 70 years ago, in 1947, and now is the oldest living Heisman winner. Tim Brown won it 30 years ago, in 1987. Lujack found out when he was informed in the Irish locker room just as his college career finished. Brown’s selection was nationally televised by CBS Sports from the Downtown Athletic Club in lower Manhattan.
— Keeping up with John W. Heisman’s speed game wasn’t easy in 1896.
NFL Heisman Update
Here’s how the NFL’s Heisman winners performed this past weekend…
— Cam Newton was 20 of 32 for 228 yards and 27 rushing yards as Carolina beat Buffalo, 9-6.
— Carson Palmer threw for 332 yards on 19 of 36 passing with 1 TD to lead the Cardinals over the Colts, 16-13.
— Marcus Mariota had 215 passing yards and 24 rushing yards in Tennessee’s 37-16 victory over Jacksonville.
— Derrick Henry rushed for a career-high 92 yards on 14 carries with 1 TD in Tennessee’s win over the Jaguars.
— Jameis Winston passed for 230 yards, completing 18 of 30 with 1 TD as Tampa Bay beat Chicago, 29-7.
— Mark Ingram rushed for 52 yards on 8 carries and caught 4 passes for 24 yards but the Saints fell to the Patriots, 36-20.
— Sam Bradford debuted last Monday night with 346 yards and 3 TDs in a 29-19 victory over New Orleans.
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