The Final Three

By on December 10, 2015

The Heisman Trophy finalist were announced Monday and three finalists were selected to attend the Heisman Trophy Awards show in New York. Your finalists for this Saturdays Heisman Trophy Presentation are as follows:

 Derrick Henry celebrates his 29-15 win over the Florida Gators in the 2015 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. (photo Butch Dill / USA TODAY Sports)

Derrick Henry celebrates his 29-15 win over the Florida Gators in the 2015 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. (photo Butch Dill / USA TODAY Sports)

Derrick Henry (Alabama): The consensus favorite among sportswriters in the south, Henry broke the three-decade-old single season SEC rushing record held by Herschel Walker, finishing the season with 1,986 rush yards and 23 touchdowns. He rushed for 1,321 yards and 13 touchdowns over the final seven games, including four games of over 200 yards rushing.

Christian McCaffrey (Sanford): The winner of the Paul Hornung Award, McCaffrey has come on as of late, especially after his performance against USC in the PAC-12 championship game, where he had 461 All-Purpose yards, including 207 rushing yards and 105 receiving yards. McCaffrey finished the season with 3,496 All-Purpose yards, 1,000 yards more than any other player and breaking Barry Sanders record for All-Purpose yards in a season.

Christian McCaffrey scores a 28 yard reception and touchdown against the Southern California Trojans in the fourth quarter of the Pac-12 Conference football championship game at Levi's Stadium. The Cardinal defeated the Trojans 41-22. (photo Cary Edmondson / USA TODAY Sports)

Christian McCaffrey scores a 28 yard reception and touchdown against the Southern California Trojans in the fourth quarter of the Pac-12 Conference football championship game at Levi’s Stadium. The Cardinal defeated the Trojans 41-22. (photo Cary Edmondson / USA TODAY Sports)

Deshaun Watson (Clemson): The best player on the best team finished the season throwing for 3,512 yards with 30 touchdowns and rushing for 887 yards and 11 touchdowns. Watson also led the Tigers to their second AAC Championship since 2011.

Henry and McCaffrey are looking to be the first running backs since 2009 to win the Heisman Trophy, while Watson is looking to become the fifth quarterback in a row to win the Heisman. I will go ahead and say it, Deshaun Watson will not win the Heisman Trophy…this year. He will be the favorite entering the 2016 season.

Henry is probably the best running back in the country, while McCaffrey is the most versatile running back. The biggest knock against Henry is that Alabama is loaded with talent and has maybe the best front seven in all of college football. Henry was unstoppable though, putting up massive numbers even when the opposing defense knew he was getting the ball.

McCaffrey, with his ability to affect the game thru rushing, receiving, kick returning and punt returning, might be the most talented all-around player since Reggie Bush, unfortunately for McCaffrey, his Cardinals are not in the National Championship picture.

The winner of the 2015 Heisman Trophy will be: Derrick Henry. Henry wins by a narrow margin in the closest vote since 2009 when Alabama running back Mark Ingram beat out Stanford running back Toby Gearhart by 28 points.

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