Ranking Heisman Trophy contenders after Week 4 of college football

In most cases, the Heisman Trophy is a quarterback’s award.

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young looks to repeat in 2022 but he has stiff competition from Ohio State’s CJ Stroud, USC’s Caleb Williams, Georgia’s Stetson Bennett and Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker.

This week’s rankings include guys who are putting up wild numbers. Players like Illinois running back Chase Brown,

Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim, Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels and Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr.

There are the defensive studs, like sack machine Jacoby Windmon of Michigan State and Drew Sanders of Arkansas.

And then there’s Georgia tight end Brock Bowers, who I’d argue is the best all-around offensive player in America.

My top-25 Heisman contenders, including their odds (courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook) after Week 4

25. USC WR Jordan Addison Heisman odds: +8,000 Stats so far: 21 receptions, 337 yards, 6 TDs (Trojans Wire)

24. Ohio State RB TreVeyon Henderson Heisman odds: +7,000 Stats so far: 50 carries, 318 yards, 3 TDs (Buckeyes Wire)

23. Mississippi State QB Will Rogers Heisman odds: +6,000 Stats so far: 140/190, 1,386 yards, 16 TDs (tied for first in FBS in passing TDs)

22. Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei Heisman odds: +6,000 Stats so far: 83/129, 1,033 yards, 10 TDs, 1 INT, 169 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD (Clemson Wire)

21. Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman Heisman odds: +6,000 Stats so far: 64/100, 962 yards, 13 TDs, 2 INTs

20. Arkansas QB KJ Jefferson Heisman odds: +7,000 Stats so far: 67/97, 941 yards, 8 TDs, 1 INT, 274 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs (Razorbacks Wire)

19. Oklahoma State QB Spencer Sanders Heisman odds: +5,000 Stats so far: 62/95, 916 yards, 10 TDs, 1 INT, 110 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs

18. Kentucky QB Will Levis Heisman odds: +5,000 Stats so far: 79/117, 1,185 yards, 10 TDs, 4 INTs, 2 rushing TDs

17. Alabama RB Jahmyr Gibbs Heisman odds: +5,000 Stats so far: 25 carries, 172 yards, 17 receptions, 187 receiving yards, 3 total TDs (Roll Tide Wire)

16. Michigan QB JJ McCarthy Heisman odds: +4,000 Stats so far: 48/60, 693 yards, 5 TDs, 1 rushing TD (Wolverines Wire)

15. Kansas QB Jalon Daniels Heisman odds: N/A Stats so far: 66/93, 890 yards, 11 TDs, 1 INT, 320 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs

14. Arkansas LB Drew Sanders Heisman odds: N/A Stats so far: 31 tackles, 5.5 sacks (tied for first in FBS), 2 forced fumbles

13. Illinois RB Chase Brown Heisman odds: N/A Stats so far: 95 carries, 604 yards (leads FBS), 4 total TDs

12. Minnesota RB Mohamed Ibrahim Heisman odds: +9,000 Stats so far: 89 carries, 567 yards (2nd in FBS), 8 TDs

11. Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. Heisman odds: +20,000 Stats so far: 92/143, 1,388 yards (leads FBS), 12 TDs, 1 INT

10. Oklahoma QB Gabriel Dillon Heisman odds: +3,000 Stats so far: 78/117, 1,089 yards, 11 TDs, 0 INTs, 126 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs (Sooners Wire)

9. Michigan State LB Jacoby Windmon Heisman odds: N/A Stats so far: 20 tackles, 5.5 sacks (tied for first in FBS), 5 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery (Spartans Wire)

8. Michigan RB Blake Corum Heisman odds: +4,000 Stats so far: 64 carries, 478 yards, 9 rushing TDs (leads FBS)

7. Georgia TE Brock Bowers Heisman odds: +10,000 Stats so far: 15 receptions, 276 yards, 2 TDs, 3 carries, 82 yards, 3 rushing TDs

6. Alabama OLB Will Anderson Heisman odds: +3,000 Stats so far: 20 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 1 INT, 1 TD

5. Tennessee QB Hendon Hooker Heisman odds: +1,500 Stats so far: 81/113, 1,193 yards, 8 TDs, 0 INTs, 175 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs (Vols Wire)

4. USC QB Caleb Williams Heisman odds: +550 Stats so far: 80/122, 1,054 yards, 9 TDs, 0 INTs, 100 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs

3. Georgia QB Stetson Bennett Heisman odds: +1,500 Stats so far: 92/124, 1,224 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT, 4 rushing TDs

2. Alabama QB Bryce Young Heisman odds: +380 Stats so far: 83/121, 1,029 yards, 13 TDs, 2 INTs, 150 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs

1. Ohio State QB CJ Stroud Heisman odds: +150 Stats so far: 79/112, 1,222 yards, 16 TDs (tied for first in FBS in passing TDs)

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