The 2022 Heisman Trophy finalists have been announced!

Ohio State’s CJ Stroud was among the group of 4, also including TCU’s Max Duggan, USC’s Caleb Williams and Georgia’s Stetson Bennett IV.

Stroud was an obvious candidate. The only headscratcher on this list was the inclusion of Stetson Bennett IV over Michigan’s Blake Corum or Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker. Injuries likely lowered the odds of both being invited to the Heisman Ceremony, but have certainly played like some of the best players in the nation this season.

Stroud has been a frontrunner for most of the season alongside Hooker. The star Vols QB tore his ACL in Tennessee’s loss to South Carolina at the end of the season.

The award is still likely Stroud’s to lose. The star QB has thrown for 3,340 yards, 37 touchdowns and 6 interceptions this season.