Bryce Young, who quarterbacked Alabama’s late-season charge into the College Football Playoff with wins over Auburn and Georgia, was awarded the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, the second Crimson Tide player in a row to achieve that honor.
A sophomore and former five-star prospect from California, Young entered the season with sky-high expectations as the presumptive choice to replace former Crimson Tide quarterback and NFL first-round pick Mac Jones.
During a coaching convention in Texas this summer, Alabama coach Nick Saban drew even more attention when he let it be known that Young, before ever starting a game, would earn six figures in name, image and likeness deals, which became available to college athletes for the first time this year.
BRYCE YOUNG WINS THE HEISMAN TROPHY 🏆
He is the first Alabama QB to win college football's most prestigious award 👏 pic.twitter.com/sdEQCrr0J6
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 12, 2021
Alabama QB Bryce Young becomes the latest Heisman Trophy winner the school has produced…. pic.twitter.com/oywUMHyK4h
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 12, 2021