Who are the finalists for the 2020 Heisman Trophy?

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The finalists for the 2020 Heisman Trophy were announced on Christmas Eve. Quarterbacks dominated, which is no surprise. The Jan. 5 ceremony will be different this year due to the pandemic as it will be held virtually as opposed to in New York.

The top 10 receiving votes. The four finalists are random, not in order of voting.

10. Kyle Pitts, Florida

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The gifted Gators tight end put up huge numbers. He had 43 catches for 770 yards and a dozen touchdowns in 8 games. Pitts missed time with concussion issues.

9. Zach Wilson, BYU

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Zach Wilson and BYU had a wild ride as an independent school in 2020. Wilson threw for 3,699 yards and 33 touchdowns against 3 picks.

8. Ian Book

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Ian Book led Notre Dame to an undefeated regular season. The Fighting Irish will play Alabama in a College Football Playoff semifinal. Book has thrown for 2,600 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also ran for 8 scores.

7. Justin Fields, Ohio State

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Justin Fields led Ohio State to the College Football Playoff in a shortened Big Ten season. The quarterback is completing better than 72% of his passes, has thrown for 1,511 yards and 15 touchdowns.

6. Breece Hall, Iowa State

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Iowa State had a banner year and Breece Hall was a huge part of it. He rushed for 19 touchdowns and better than 1,400 yards. The first Cyclone to finish in the Top Ten since Troy Davis.

5. Najee Harris, Alabama

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One of three Alabama players in the Top 10 of voting, running back Najee Harris had 24 rushing touchdowns and 1,262 yards on the ground.

Finalist: Mac Jones, Alabama

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Mac Jones has led Alabama to the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. The Crimson Tide is undefeated and Jones has thrown for 3,739 yards with 32 touchdowns. Alabama is the first team with three players in the top five in the Heisman vote since Army in 1946.

Finalist: DeVonta Smith Alabama

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Mac Jones’ favorite target is the spectacular DeVonta Smith, who has 98 receptions for 1,511 yards and 17 receiving TDs. One school has had teammates finish 1-2 in Heisman history: In 1945, Army’s Doc Blanchard won it, and Glenn Davis finished second. The next year, Arnie Tucker joined Blanchard and Davis in the top five.

Finalist: Kyle Trask, Florida

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One of the Kyles on the Gators is quarterback Kyle Trask, who threw for 4,125 yards, with 43 touchdowns against 5 picks.

Finalist: Trevor Lawrence, Clemson

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Trevor Lawrence was the odds-on favorite coming into this season. He was playing like the chalk until COVID-19 derailed his season. He has thrown for 2,753 yards and 22 touchdowns.