Week seven of the 2018 college football season is now in the books.
Time for our traditional weekly feature that rounds up the latest Heisman news and updates from around the media world.
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— What if Tua Tagovailoa stays at Alabama for four years?
If Tagovailoa would play four seasons at Alabama, he could be remembered as the greatest player in what has become college football’s No. 1 program…I’m not sure how much that would mean to him. But it might be worth having a quarterback-to-quarterback conversation with (Peyton) Manning.
— Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver is hanging in the race, according to the Houston Chronicle.
— Is the Heisman Trophy race narrowing? asks the Toledo Blade.
— Which Heisman candidates aren’t getting enough love?
— Keep an eye out for Memphis running back Darrell Henderson.
“If he played for Alabama or Ohio State, Henderson would be right up there at the top of the Heisman Trophy polls and may be anyway by season’s end,” Low wrote about the Tigers running back. Even without as much exposure as teams such as Low mentioned, Henderson deserves to be considered the nation’s top running back.
— Will Grier‘s weekend was not fatal to his Heisman hopes, writes Bob Hertzel.
— ESPN has put out its midseason All-American team, which features some prominent Heisman candidates.
“He was more than a great football player. … He was just a stirring gentleman. He was just a very modest and humble and shy person. And there’s so much more to know about him, other than he was a great athlete and broke so many records and received so many honors.”
NFL Heisman Update
— Jameis Winston returned from suspension and his season debut was a big one. He threw for 395 yards and 4 TDs on 30 of 41 passing and also rushed for 31 yards, but Tampa Bay fell to Atlanta, 34-29.
— Baker Mayfield threw for 246 yards on 22 of 46 passing as the Browns lost to the Chargers, 38-14.
— Cam Newton threw for 240 yards and 2 TDs and rushed for 43 yards on 9 carries, but the Panthers lost to the Redskins, 23-17.
— Lamar Jackson carried once for 22 yards in the victory over Tennessee.
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