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Who Should Win the Heisman Trophy for the 2020 College Football Season?

DeVonta Smith, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

DeVonta Smith, Alabama Crimson Tide Football

The Heisman Trophy will be presented on Tuesday, Jan. 5 to one of four finalists for the 2020 college football season. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith and Alabama quarterback Mac Jones are up for the most prestigious award in college football. Due to COVID-19 and the timing of the announcement, the award will be presented virtually instead of the four finalists gathering in New York. The voting for the Heisman Trophy was compiled prior to the bowl games for all four finalists.

Trask played in 12 games for Florida, ending the year with 4,283 yards and 43 touchdowns to eight picks. Lawrence missed two games due to COVID-19 but still threw for 3,153 yards and 24 touchdowns to five interceptions. The Clemson signal-caller is arguably the most-talented player in college football. Jones directed Alabama’s high-powered offense by throwing for 4,036 yards and 36 touchdowns. Smith was on the receiving end of most of Jones’ throws, as he grabbed 105 passes for 1,641 yards and 20 scores. He hopes to become the first receiver since Desmond Howard in 1991 to win the Heisman.

Who should win the Heisman Trophy for the 2020 season? Athlon’s editors and contributors make their picks:

Who Should Win the Heisman Trophy for the 2020 Season?

Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven)

This is a tough decision for the Heisman voters this season. I can make a good case for any of the four players to hoist the trophy on Tuesday night. But if I had a vote, Alabama's DeVonta Smith would get the No. 1 place on the ballot. Smith has been outstanding all season, and his numbers are even more impressive when you consider the focus of the defense has been on the senior even more when Jaylen Waddle was lost against Tennessee due to injury. Smith leads all FBS players in receptions (105), yards (1,641) and touchdowns (20). The senior had eight games of 100 or more yards and came up big in Alabama’s toughest tests. Smith caught 15 passes for 184 yards and two scores against Florida and grabbed 11 receptions for 167 yards and two touchdowns versus Georgia.