The first week of the 2018 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.)
— Whose Heisman stock is up and down heading into week two? 247 sports tells you.
— Don’t sleep on defensive tackle Ed Oliver of Houston, writes Heisman voter Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle.
— The Heisman power rankings from ChatSports.com, which highlights Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin and Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama.
— The Heisman hype for West Virginia quarterback Will Grier is real after his performance in a rout of Tennessee, writes SmokingMusket.com.
— Last year’s Heisman winner, Baker Mayfield, gave Minnesota quarterback Zack Annexstad a call before his debut. The reason?
The pair have been distinguished as the only true freshmen walk-on quarterbacks to start a Division I game in Week 1. Mayfield did it at Texas Tech in 2013 before he transferred and became a star at Oklahoma.
— A look back at Georgia’s 1980 victory over South Carolina that featured two future Heisman winners, Herschel Walker and George Rogers.
— Robert Griffin III is back in the NFL, this time with the Baltimore Ravens.
Video of the Week
Was it just a year ago that Mayfield planted the flag?