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Janie Harris | NCAA.com | December 6, 2016

INFOGRAPHIC: Close Heisman race brought by stellar stats

  Lamar Jackson, along with four other impressive players, was named a Heisman finalist.

On Monday, the list of Heisman finalist was revealed to the college football community. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook will make their way to New York to attend the awards ceremony for the 82nd annual Heisman Memorial Trophy.

Each player was invited to New York for good reason, but what specifically are they doing so well this season? Was it Mayfield’s pass efficiency or Peppers’s versatility?

Take a look at their stand-out stats to learn more about why they were named and who might take home the trophy:

The 2016 Heisman race already looks to be a close one. In fact, the Heisman Trust notes that there will always be a minimum of three finalists, but for five to be named, the scores of the fourth and fifth named individuals were extremely close to those of the top three.

These players have stunned us all season with their performances, and now, who the Heisman goes to looks to amaze us as well. 

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