He has put together one of the greatest individual seasons in Ohio State football history, and now Dwayne Haskins is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.
The Heisman Trust announced Monday evening that Haskins, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray were the three finalists for the 2018 award.
The Heisman Trophy presentation will air on ESPN at 8 pm Eastern, this Saturday, December 8.
Haskins is the first Buckeye named a finalist since Troy Smith in 2006.
Smith won the award over Arkansas running back Darren McFadden and Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, and still holds the record for the highest percentage of possible points on a Heisman ballot.
Haskins has rewritten both the Ohio State and Big Ten record books this season.
He threw for 499 yards and five touchdowns in the Big Ten DChampionship Game win over Northwestern. Both set Championship Game records.
He also celebrated a touchdown late in the game by striking the iconic Heisman pose.
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The passing total on Saturday also broke Haskins’ own OSU single-game record, which had stood at 470 in the loss at Purdue.
He also broke the Big Ten’s single-season record for total offense (4,702), surpassing Michigan’s Denard Robinson (4,272) early in the game.
Haskins already holds the conference records for passing yards (4,580) and passing touchdowns (47) in a season.
He already owns basically every single-game and single-season passing record in Ohio State history.
The Heisman will be awarded on Saturday night in New York City.
If he wins the award, Haskins would join Les Horvath, Vic Janowicz, Hopalong Cassady, Archie Griffin, Eddie George, and Troy Smith as Buckeyes who have taken home the Heisman.
He would also become the fifth player to wear No. 7 and win. The others:
John Huarte, QB, Notre Dame, 1964
Pat Sullivan, QB, Auburn, 1971
Danny Wuerffel, QB, Florida, 1996
Eric Crouch, QB, Nebraska, 2001