LSU head coach Ed Oregron was named on Thursday (January 9) as the winner of the George Munger Award as the top collegiate head coach of 2019, presented by the Maxwell Football Club. He will be honored Friday, March 6, 2020 at the 83rd Maxwell Club National Awards Gala which will be held at the Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. Also receiving awards at this event will be LSU's Joe Burrow (Maxwell Award) and Ohio State's Chase Young (Chuck Bednarik Award)/
Orgeron was also selected by the Football Writers Association of America as the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award-winner on Friday, December 20. He will be honored with that award on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 11, during a reception in New Orleans, two days before his Tigers could be playing for the CFB Playoff National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. He is the first Eddie Robinson Award recipient to appear in the six years of the College Football Playoff.
He also received the 2019 AP and Home Depot Coach of the Year awards.
Orgeron has thus far led the Tigers to a perfect 14-0 regular season, their 12th SEC title, and the college football playoff championship game versus Clemson on January 13. Clemson head coach was a finalist for each of those awards.
Joe Burrow of Louisiana State University was selected on Saturday (December 14) as the 85th winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy, an award presented annually by the Heisman Trophy Trust to the most outstanding player in college football.
Burrow shattered Heisman voting records, notching the highest percentage of first place votes, the highest percentage of possible points and appearing on the most ballots. His margin of victory (1,846 points) bettered the long-standing record set by O.J. Simpson in 1968.
Burrow is the second LSU player to win the trophy and first since the late Billy Cannon did so in 1959. His Heisman triumph makes him the third-consecutive transfer player to win the award (and seventh overall), though he is the first to do so under the NCAA’s graduate transfer rule.
The 6-4, 216-pounder from Athens, Ohio, had an extraordinary season, passing for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns (tying a Heisman record), while adding another 289 yard and three scores on the ground. He had a remarkable completion percentage of 77.9 percent, the best in Heisman history. As the field general for the nation’s top offense, he led No. 1 LSU to a 13-0 record, the SEC title (its first since 2011), and its first berth in the College Football Playoff.
Ballots were emailed to 870 media personnel across the nation plus 56 Heisman winners and one fan ballot, for a total of 927 electors. The ballots were received and tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Burrow polled 2,608 points to capture the award. The point total is reached by a system of three points for a first place vote, two for a second and one for a third.
Burrow will be officially inducted into the Heisman family at the 85th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Dinner Gala on Sunday evening, December 15, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis in New York.
The Heisman finalists were announced on Monday (December 9). Joining Burrow were QB Josh Fields of Ohio State, QB Jalen Hurts of Oklahoma and DE Chase Young of Ohio State.
Here are the stats of each player:
Burrow, a fifth-year senior, is the first Tiger to be named a Heisman finalist since Tyrone Mathieu (2011) and hopes to become LSU's second winner, joining running back Billy Cannon (1959). The 6-foot-4, 216-pounder from Athens, Ohio, is 22-3 as a two-year starter at LSU after transferring from Ohio State before the 2018 season and has led the Tigers to a 13-0 record, a 2019 SEC title and the top seed in the 2019 College Football Playoff. He is the second quarterback in school history to record back-to-back 10-win seasons and he was a unanimous choice as SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Burrow has thrown for 4,715 yards and 48 TDs, both SEC records, on 342-of-439 passing for an NCAA-best 77.9% completion percentage, better than the 2008 NCAA record (76.7%), with only six interceptions. His passer rating of 201.5 is the highest in the country for quarterbacks playing at least 10 games and ahead of the NCAA record. Burrow has thrown at least four TDs in a game seven times this year, has completed better than 82.0% of his passes four times and better than 78.0% of attempts seven times and has completed now lower than 711% of his passes in any game this year. He also has 289 yards rushing with three TDs.
Fields, a true sophomore who transferred to Ohio State from Georgia in 2019, and Young, are Ohio State's sixth and seventh Heisman finalists and follow Dwayne Haskins' finalist appearance in 2018. The first teammates to be named Heisman finalists since 2016, Fields and Young helped lead Ohio State to a 13-0 record, a Big Ten championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff. Fields completed 208-of-308 pass attempts for 2,953 yards and 40 touchdowns with just one interception with a completion percentage of 67,5% while also rushing for 471 yards and scored 10 rushing touchdowns. Fields, who threw at least two TD passes in every game this year including four TDs five times and three or more nine times, was named the 2019 Big Ten Offensive Player and Quarterback of the Year. The 2019 Big Ten Championship Game Offensive MVP, he is third nationally in passing efficiency (190.30) among quarterbacks who have played in at least 10 games and he is second in the country with 300 points responsible for.
Hurts, a fifth-year senior, marks the fourth straight year Oklahoma has featured a Heisman Trophy finalist, including 2017 winner Baker Mayfield and 2018 winner Kyler Murray. He is the Sooners' ninth different finalist and their 11th finalist overall while he tries to become Okahoma's eighth winner of the award. Hurts, who transferred to Oklahoma in 2019 from Alabama, led the Sooners to a 12-1 record, a Big 12 title, and a spot in the College Football Playoff. He has thrown for 3,634 yards on 222-of-309 passing with 32 TDs to go with 1,255 yards rushing on 219 carries (5.7 yards per carry) with 18 TDs. Hurts also has one receiving TD. He averaged 279.5 passing yards and 96.5 rushing yards and accounted for 51 touchdowns, tied for the national lead. His 71.8% completion percentage is on pace to break Mayfield's 2016 school record (70.9) and his 200.3 passing efficiency is behind only Burrow of quarterbacks who have played in at least 10 games. He has helped Oklahoma's offense lead the country in yards per play (8.2) while the Sooners are second nationally in yards per game (554.2). Hurts is also first in the country in yards per pass attempt (11.8) and yards per completion (16.4). His total offense of 376.1 yards per game is third in the country.
Young is just the fourth defensive lineman Heisman finalist, joining Steve Emtman (1991), Warren Sapp (1994) and Ndamukong Suh (2009). He will be the fourth top 10 defensive lineman vote-getter since Suh, joining Alabama's Quinnen Williams (2018, eighth), Alabama's Jonathan Allen (2016, seventh) and South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney (2012, sixth). Young was named the 2019 Big Ten Defensive Player and Defensive Lineman of the Year and won the 2019 Chicago Tribune Silver Football award as the Big Ten's top player, as voted by conference head coaches. He is the first Ohio State defensive player to win it and the first defensive player to win it since 2009. Young, in just 11 games, leads the nation in sacks (16.5) -- a school record and the most in the Big Ten in 21 years. He is the first Buckeye to record 10 or more sacks in multiple seasons since Mike Vrabel. He is first nationally in tackles for loss per game (1.91) and is tied for fourth with 21 tackles for loss, including 16 solo, for minus-129 yards (second-best in the country). Behind Young, Ohio State's defense is second in the NCAA in total defense (247.6) and third in scoring defense (12.5).
The Heisman Memorial Trophy electorate, which selects the finalists and the Heisman winner, is comprised of 927 voters, including 870 media members and 56 former Heisman winners. The public at large is granted one overall fan vote, thanks to Heisman's Premier Partner, Nissan North America.
For more information, visit the official Heisman Trophy website.
Below is the 2018 Heisman voting, followed by the finalists for most of the other major individual awards for 2019.
|3||Justin Fields||SO||QB||Ohio State||6||271||187||747|
|4||Chase Young||JR||DE||Ohio State||20||205||173||643|
|6||JK Dobbins||JR||RB||Ohio State||2||36||36||114|
|8||Chuba Hubbard||SO||RB||Oklahoma State||0||11||46||68|
NOTE: CollegeFootballPoll.com's Dave Congrove is a:
- member Football Writers Association of America
- member National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame
- member Maxwell Football Club
- member International Football Researchers Association
- voter FWAA-NFF Super 16 Football Poll
- voter College Football Hall Of Fame
- voter Fred Biletnikoff Award
- voter Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award
- voter Ray Guy Award
- voter Bednarik Award
- voter Maxwell Award
- voter George Munger Award
- voter NFL Bert Bell Player of the Year Award
- voter NFL Greasy Neale Coach of the Year Award
- nominating member Bronko Nagurski Trophy
- nominating member Outland Trophy
- nominating member FWAA All-America Team.
AP Coach Of the Year: Ed Orgeron, LSU
Home Depot Coach Of the Year: Ed Orgeron, LSU
AP Player Of the Year: Joe Burrow, QB, Senior, LSU
Chuck Bednarik Award (defensive player): Chase Young, DL, Junior, Ohio State
Congrove's vote: Chase Young
Fred Biletnikoff Award (receiver): Ja'Marr Chase, WR, Sophomore, LSU
Congrove's vote: Ja'Marr Chase
Frank Broyles Award (assistant coach): Joe Brady, Passing Game Coordinator/WR Coach (LSU)
Dick Butkus Award (linebacker): Isaiah Simmons, Junior, Clemson
Walter Camp Award (top player): Joe Burrow, QB, Senior, LSU
Lou Groza Award (placekicker): Rodrigo Blankenship, Senior, Georgia
Ray Guy Award (punter): Max Duffy, Kentucky
Congrove's vote: Max Duffy
Paul Hornung Award (versatile player): Lynn Bowden Jr., WR/Return Specialist, Junior, Kentucky
John Mackey Award (tight end): Harrison Bryant, TE, Senior, FAU
Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell Award (top player): Joe Burrow, QB, Senior, LSU
Congrove's vote: Joe Burrow, QB, Senior, LSU
George Munger Coach of the Year: Ed Orgeron, LSU
Congrove's vote: Ed Orgeron, LSU
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (defensive player): Chase Young, DL, Junior, Ohio State
Congrove nominated: Chase Young, DL, Junior, Ohio State
Davey O'Brien Award (quarterback): Joe Burrow, Senior, LSU
Outland Trophy (interior lineman): Penei Sewell, OT, Sophomore, Oregon
Congrove nominated: Derrick Brown, DT (Auburn).
Dave Rimington Trophy (center): Tyler Biadasz , Junior, Wisconsin
Eddie Robinson Coach Of the Year: Ed Orgeron, LSU
Congrove's vote: Ed Orgeron, LSU
Jim Thorpe Award (defensive back): Grant Delpit, Junior, LSU.
Johnny Unitas Award (senior, or 4th-year junior, quarterback): Joe Burrow, LSU
Doak Walker Award (running back): Jonathan Taylor, Junior, Wisconsin