Buckeyes Make Heisman History

Lots of Ohio pride at the Heisman ceremony Saturday night as former Ohio State quarterback, Joe Burrow, brought home the trophy for the LSU Tigers. Burrow still gave thanks to Buckeye Nation and southeast Ohio as he lifted up the trophy, “when I lift this trophy, it’s for LSU Ohio State southeast Ohio and and all of Louisiana, thank you.”

The Buckeyes made history this weekend in New York city as both an offensive and defensive player from the same football program were honored as Heisman finalists. Earlier this season I spoke with quarterback, Justin Fields, about all of the Heisman hype. Fields says he “always thought, well, it won’t matter if you don’t don’t back it up.. I just try to take take every week and just treat it like the same and just trying to go out there and play my game really so well.”

It’s harder to avoid the outside talk when you’re wreaking havoc n the other side of the ball as a defensive player. Chase Young tells me how it feels to be considered for the Heisman Trophy as a defensive end. “This is definitely different, you know. Something that you really can prepare for. As a kid you never believed in, that something you never would even dream about because it’s just not common. For the first player to win that award but, you know, now that it’s here… I just feel like, you know, my play will decide whether that happen. I really don’t focus too too much on it.”

The last time three players from the same school were in the top 10 for Heisman last time was 1973. Chase says that making history with other teammates in contention, Justin Fields and JK Dobbins, is “cool.”

The Buckeyes are back in action on December 28th as they take on the Clemson Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl Playoff for a shot at the National Championship.

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