Big Ten Network lists legitimate B1G Heisman Trophy contenders in 2017
Jabrill Peppers couldn’t take the Heisman Trophy home last night.
Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson earned that luxury. And, since Jackson will be returning next season as a true junior, he could be just the second player ever to win the award twice (Ohio State running back Archie Griffin won it in 1974-75).
For 2017, Peppers would of course be on a list of legitimate contenders if he does return to school next season as a senior. Aside from Michigan’s do-it-all-man, the Big Ten Network gave a few other names to look out for in the B1G in 2017 that could take home the hardware:
Penn State QB Trace McSorley, junior to be.
Penn State RB Saquon Barkley, junior to be.
Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett, senior to be.
Ohio State RB/WR Curtis Samuel, senior to be.
Dark horse candidates:
Wisconsin RB Bradrick Shaw, sophomore to be.
Michigan QB Wilton Speight, senior to be.
The Big Ten Network’s descriptions for why each of these players could win the most coveted award in college football next season can be read here.