The four finalists for the 2019 Heisman Trophy were named Monday evening, and none of them were Chuba Hubbard. The Oklahoma State product was snubbed from the final grouping in favor of three quarterbacks and a defensive player — including two from the same school. [Insert sneer emoji]
The finalists are LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young.
Hubbard led the country this season in rushing yards, rushing yards per game, all purpose yards, all purpose yards per game and yards after contact. He’s a finalist — and probable frontrunner — to win the Walter Camp Player of the Year award, given annually to the top running back in the country.
However, the Heisman has evolved into a quarterback award and Hubbard played the wrong position for a team that narrowly achieved bowl eligibility and was far from the national title conversation. The four finalists, meanwhile, will all be participants in the 2019 College Football Playoff.
Being snubbed likely means Hubbard will wind up finishing fifth (or sixth) in the Heisman Trophy voting on the season. In Oklahoma State lore, that likely will place him fourth all-time in OSU Heisman candidate voting behind two-timing Terry Miller and the great Barry Sanders.
Oklahoma State Heisman voting finishes since 1975:
No. 4 — RB Terry Miller (1976)
No. 2 — RB Terry Miller (1977)
No. 10 — RB Thurman Thomas (1985)
No. 7 — RB Thurman Thomas (1987)
No. 1 — RB Barry Sanders (1988)
No. 5 — WR Justin Blackmon (2010)
?? — RB Chuba Hubbard (2019)
— Matt Harris (@Matt_Harris13) December 9, 2019
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