The 2016 Heisman Trophy contenders include Jake Browning, Jabrill Peppers, JT Barrett, Lamar Jackson and last but not least Deshaun Watson. All contenders are skilled players that have demonstrated their expertise and have quite an impressive record throughout their career.
Lamar Jackson Talent Doesn’t Go Unnoticed
Lamar Jackson was born in Florida and he has proven himself many times that he is a capable player who takes his career very seriously.
He’s racked up an impressive 144 rushing yards last week and picked up two additional rushing touchdowns.
These efforts on Jackson’s part help him seal his final victory. Jackson does stand an excellent chance to receive the Heisman Trophy in 2016. His talent and devotion to the game of football is quite evident.
Deshaun Watson Victories Recognized
Deshaun Watson was able to throw a pick six in the third quarter. Even though Watson was trailing a bit behind he was able to achieve his victory in overtime. Due to efforts of Watson the Tigers were able to remain in the Football Playoff conversation. and he been a huge contributor to team overall victories past and present.
Peppers Biggest & Most Recognized Accomplishments
Jabrill Peppers at one point had be named Air Force National Sophomore of the year in 2011. Peppers currently plays football for the Wolverines. Immediately following his outstanding performance on September 17, 2016, Peppers was quickly named “Walter Camp FBS Player of the Week”. Peppers was honored as the “Special Teams” player of the week.
Jabrill Peppers biggest accomplishment as a player was his recorded nine tackles. This outstanding victory included 3.5 tackles for loss. Additional accomplishments include, returning a punt for a touchdown and last year being named a Second-Team All American by Sports Illustrated.
JT Barrett is a quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Barrett was once ranked by Rivals.com as a “Four Star” recruit. More recent Barret was named the “Big Ten Offensive Conference Player of the week. Most notable accomplishments include: being named Offensive Player of the week on 5 separate occasions, earning First Team All Big Ten by major coaches and media, his impressive record earned over three year period and being named the Griese-Brees quarterback of the year in 2014.
Barrett has many accomplishments to look back on. He is probably one of the more respected players within the college football ranks.
Jake Browning is a quarterback for the Washington Huskies. Browning’s first year at Washington was quite successful. He was one of the few freshman to start at the quarterback position at UW. In the opener he completed 20 of 34 passes for 150 years and one interception.
Jake Browning’s record as a passer is something that gave him considerable notoriety and status as an accomplished football player. Browning seems to be an interesting subject s far as the media is concerned.
Exceptional skill as well as playing technique enabled these players to become contenders for the 2016 Heisman Trophy. Receiving this trophy is something that a player can cherish for the remainder of his career. Receiving the Heisman Trophy is probably one of the biggest and most important accomplishments a player can hope for.
All contenders for the 2016 Heisman Trophy are all skilled and well deserving of this major award. However, in the end of course only one player can actually receive this highest honor and recognition.