Chris Fowler dropped a hint as to how the 2020 Heisman Trophy ceremony will be conducted
There’s been a lot of talk about which players are the top competitors for the Heisman Trophy this year, but very little conversation about how the ceremony will be handled at the end of the season. That is, until ESPN’s Chris Fowler dropped a hint during Saturday night’s showdown between No. 7 Miami and No.1 Clemson.
While talking about the Heisman Trophy during Saturday’s broadcast, Fowler said that the presentation ceremony would be conducted virtually at a date to be determined. With conference’s ending their seasons at different times, it could be held at a later date than usual.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not particularly surprising that a virtual ceremony is the plan for the 2020 season. But it’s really the first update that’s been received at this time.
Chris Fowler just said the Heisman will be presented virtually this season at a date TBD. Not surprising, but hadn't heard that yet.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 11, 2020
With Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne in action on Saturday night, the Heisman Trophy conversation was topical during the broadcast. With the B1G and Pac-12 joining at a later date, there will be even more candidates in the running in the coming weeks.
Last year’s Heisman Trophy winner was LSU QB Joe Burrow. Lawrence, as well as Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, are considered the favorites to claim the award.