Tonight New York’s Downtown Athletic Club announced four finalists for the Heisman Trophy, and they include Buckeyes Justin Fields and Chase Young.
One other candidate is an Ohio State transfer in LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, while Oklahoma signal caller Jalen Hurts rounds out the field.
Fields has completed 67.5 percent of his passes this season as the Ohio State quarterback. He has thrown 40 touchdown passes (No. 3 nationally) with only five of those coming in the fourth quarter. In fact, with the Buckeyes beating opponents by around 35 points per game, Fields has only attempted 28 passes in the fourth quarter of games thus far.
Fields is also top ten in quarterback rating (No. 4) and yards per attempt (No. 7). He only has one interception. He has ten rushing touchdowns. He came one passing yard shy of throwing for 300 yards in three of his last four games.
Young, meanwhile, had more sacks (16.5) than any other player in the country. The defensive end is second in forced fumbles as well with a total of six. He--like Fields--has been limited in playing time, but--unlike Fields--not just because of the lopsided nature of OSU's games. He has also missed two contests as the result of an NCAA violation.
Young is just the ninth defensive player out of 159 finalists to earn an invite to New York.
According to Ohio State, the Buckeyes are officially the fifth school to have multiple representatives named finalists in the same season.