Week two of the 2018 college football season is now complete.
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.
— Sports Illustrated provides an update on how each of the top contenders performed.
— ESPN’s Heisman poll after week one.
— FanSide.com says that Will Grier of West Virginia looks unstoppable.
— The father of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa gave his opinion on how his son has done this season. But he dismissed any Heisman talk as “crazy.”
“I can’t see that right now,” he said. “He’s only played one game, and half of a championship game, but it’s nice, it’s good to hear things like that, but not right now. I can’t see my son being the Heisman (winner), it’s all about the team. He needs to think about the team and what they need to do at Alabama, and then think about that later down the line.”
— Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson was touted by some as a Heisman candidate, but he will miss the season after injuring his knee against UCLA. But OU quarterback Kyler Murray was the national player of the week for his performance.
— Running back Devin Singletary of FAU is shrugging off his slow start.
— What are the Heisman chances of Justin Herbert of Oregon?
— At least one national writer claims that the Heisman hopes of Khalil Tate of Arizona are already over.
— Does Eric Dungey of Syracuse have a shot at the Heisman after two big weeks?
— He’s coming off a career-high in rushing yards, but Wisconsin tailback Jonathan Taylor is focused on ball security after a couple fumbles so far this season.
“Ball security is number one, you can’t do anything without the ball,” Taylor said. “That’s definitely something we’re going to work on this week going forward.”
— The Baltimore Ravens have not one, but two, Heisman-winning quarterbacks on their roster.
— Where are the last 20 Heisman winners now? BusinessInsider.com tracked them down.
— Tim Tebow is loaning out his Heisman for a year to raise money for charity.
“I’ll get it back sometime,” he said. “That trophy’s going to do nothing better than it did on that night. I’m not worried about it. What I am worried about is that it got how many kids scholarships for school?”
— Also, an update on a future speaking engagement of his.
— A dedicated fan decided to visit every school with a Heisman winner.
NFL Heisman Update
With the retirement of Carson Palmer this past offseason, the oldest Heisman winner still active in the NFL is 2008 winner Sam Bradford. He’s one of nine Heisman winners currently on an NFL roster. Another, Johnny Manziel, is currently playing in the Canadian Football League.
How the NFL Heisman winners fared in week one:
— Cam Newton passed for 161 yards on 17 of 26 passing and ran for 58 and a score as Carolina beat Dallas, 16-8.
— Bradford was 20 of 34 for 153 yards with a pick as the Cardinals fell to Washington, 24-6.
— Marcus Mariota left the game in the third quarter with an elbow injury as Tennessee fell to Miami, 27-20. Before leaving, he was 9 of 16 for 103 yards and two interceptions.
— Derrick Henry rushed 10 times for 26 yards as the Titans lost to Miami, 27-20.
— Lamar Jackson completed his first NFL pass in mop-up duty of Baltimore’s 47-3 win over Buffalo. He was 1 of 4 for 24 yards and also rushed for 39 yards on 7 carries.
— Rookie Baker Mayfield did not play in Cleveland’s tie against Pittsburgh.
Video of the Week
Calling all Heismans…