In a year that includes a lot of upsets and a lot less hype, it’s hard to imagine a more important honor than the Heisman Trophy.
In the last two years, the award has been awarded to five different players: quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott, running backs Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott and Dalvin Cook.
Prescott is the first Heisman Trophy winner since 1984, and he’s a three-time winner.
He won the award in 2016.
It’s not known if the 2017 Heisman Trophy will be the first since 2012.
The Heisman trophy has been handed out for each of the last 11 years, including in the 2013-14 season.
Here’s a look at the five winners: 2017: Dak Prescott QB, Texas A&M Dak Prescott won the Heisman trophy in 2017, beating out four-time champion Jameis Winston and five-time Heisman Trophy finalist and Heisman winner Jameisa Harris.
Prescott, a three time Heisman Trophy contender, led Texas A &M to a 26-3 regular season record and a berth in the SEC championship game, and was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year.
He rushed for 1,065 yards and 18 touchdowns and caught 21 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns.
He finished the season with the highest single-season rushing average in school history.
Prescott also became the second quarterback in school lore to rush for 2,000 yards and 100 touchdowns.
Prescott won a national championship with the Aggies and finished his career with 4,982 passing yards and 61 touchdowns.
2018: Ezekiel Elliott RB, Ohio State Ezekiel Elliott became the first player in school annals to win the Heisman.
Elliott led Ohio State to a 10-1 regular season and a second consecutive national championship.
Elliott rushed for 2.88 yards per carry, the second-best mark in school record history.
He also caught 12 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown, while adding 1,056 rushing yards.
He earned the first of two Heisman trophies.
2019: Alvin Kamaras RB, Texas Longhorns Alvin Kamkaras became the ninth player in college football history to rush 1,000 career yards, surpassing the 2,100-yard mark by a single season.
He set the school record for all-purpose yards by a freshman.
Kamara was a three and a half-time All-American and won the Hermann Trophy as the nation’s top receiver.
He led the Longhorns to a 16-3 season, and finished with 2,051 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns.
Kamarases season was cut short by an injury.
2020: Alvin Green RB, Oklahoma Sooners Alvin Green became the third running back to rush at least 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Green rushed for 781 yards and eight touchdowns, while scoring 21 rushing touchdowns.
The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Green also became Oklahoma’s all-time leader in total offense, rushing for 2-531 yards and 22 touchdowns.
All-ACC First Team: Jalen Hurts RB, Alabama Jalen Helts became the sixth player in the history of the conference to be named First Team All-America.
He became the fourth player in program history to win first team honors after scoring 1,800 rushing yards, and scored 1,700 rushing yards in the Big 12 Conference.
Hurts also became Alabama’s all time leading rusher, rushing with 1,944 yards and 17 touchdowns.
2020 All-SEC First Team, RB Jalen Hurd, Alabama RB Jalal Charles became the SEC’s first two-time first team All-Americans, joining Adrian Peterson (2009) and Ronnie Coleman (2015).
Charles was also named first team SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in the Sugar Bowl.
Charles also earned first team Coaches All-Big 12 honors, leading the Crimson Tide with 16.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.
2017 All-Pac-12 First Team (WR Kenny Golladay, TE Dwayne Allen): Gollady, a four-year starter for the Ducks, had 1,300 yards receiving and eight scores in his junior season.
Allen was the Pac-12’s leading receiver with 1.5 touchdowns.
2016 All-Defensive First Team 1st team All Pac-10: Samaje Perine, UCLA Samajee Perine became the Pac 10’s first player to earn first team first team all-defensive honors after leading UCLA with eight tackles for a loss and three sacks.
He was the conference’s third-leading tackler with 12.5 stops.
2017 Heisman Finalist: Ezekiel Elliot, Ohio States Ezekiel Elliott earned the award for the second straight year, joining Jameisha Harris and Dalston Fowler as the only players to earn multiple awards.
The award was first given in 2006 and was handed out to the nation`s top player on a team.
Elliott was the nation