The Heisman Trophy trust announced Saturday morning that the Heisman Trophy ceremony will be held virtually Tuesday, January 5. The voting deadline is December 21 and finalists will be announced December 24.
All Heisman finalists will appear via satellite from either their homes or schools and the ceremony will be broadcast from ESPN’s headquarters at 7pm ET on ESPN.
BYU QB Zach Wilson is considered one of the Heisman Trophy contenders as BYU is in the midst of an 8-0 season and #8 ranking. Wilson has thrown for 2,512 yards, 22 touchdown with a 75.1% completion percentage and only 2 interceptions. He’s also run for 158 yards and leads all quarterbacks nationally with 8 rushing touchdowns. Zach’s 30 total touchdowns is first nationally.
Wilson isn’t considered the Heisman favorite, but he’s received considerable Heisman and NFL buzz over the past month. Just this morning on FOX Sports “Big Noon Kickoff” pregame, Heisman winners Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush kicked off their “Club Heisman” segment by talking about Wilson. Leinart called Wilson “Jim McMahon reincarnated.”
BYU hasn’t had a Heisman finalist since Ty Detmer won the award in 1990, but Zach Wilson looks like he may break the drought 30 years later.