Heisman Trophy 2015 announcement show time and 5 things to know about the finalists
On Satuday night, a new member will be inducted into college football's most exclusive and most prestigious fraternity -- the brotherhood of Heisman Trophy winners.
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So, before No. 80 goes down in history, here are five things to know on each of the three finalists:
Christian McCaffrey, Sophomore, Running Back, Stanford
-McCaffrey's father is Ed McCaffrey who was an All-American wide receiver at Stanford and won three Super Bowls during a 13-year career in the NFL.
-McCaffrey broke the NCAA record for all-purpose yards in a season in 2015, a record which was previously held by 1988 Heisman Trophy Winner Barry Sanders.
-At an even 6 feet and 201 lbs., McCaffrey is the smallest of this year's Heisman Trophy Finalists.
-If McCaffrey wins, he will become the second Heisman Trophy Winner in Stanford history. Jim Plunkett won in 1970.
-One of McCaffrey's eight 2015 touchdowns came from a 98-yard kickoff return.
Deshaun Watson, Sophomore, Quarterback, Clemson
-Hailing from Gainesville, Georgia, Watson could become the fifth Heisman Trophy Winner from the state.
-Watson was named the No. 1 quarterback of the 2014 class by ESPN.
-Watson could become the sixth straight quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy.
-In his freshman season, Watson broke his collar bone and tore his ACL, and he recovered quickly to unleash a Heisman-caliber season the year after.
-If Watson wins, he would become the first Heisman Trophy winner from Clemson.
Derrick Henry, Junior, Running Back, Alabama
-In the SEC Championship, Henry broke Herschel Walker's SEC record for rushing yards in a season.
-Henry's lowest rushing total this season was 95 yards against Arkansas.
-The last running back to win the Heisman (Mark Ingram) also played for Alabama.
-If Henry wins, he will become the 14th Heisman Trophy winner from the Southeastern Conference.
-Henry is on pace to break the SEC record of 23 rushing touchdowns in a season. He tied the record --shared with Tim Tebow and Tre Mason-- in the SEC Championship game.