FOX analyst lists B1G RB as a 'sleeper' to win 2022 Heisman Trophy
It’s been awhile since the B1G has been the home of a Heisman Trophy winner. The conference hasn’t produced one since 2006, when Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith was presented with the highest honor in college football.
Will that streak end in 2o22?
This week, FOX college football analyst RJ Young put together a list of 5 players who would be considered “sleepers” to claim this year’s honor? Coming in near the top was Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim, who surprisingly announced his decision to return for the 2022 season after last season.
Ibrahim is an NFL talent and was the B1G’s running back of the year in 2020. He missed essentially all of the 2021 campaign, suffering a season-ending injury in Minnesota’s season-opening loss against Ohio State.
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Ibrahim will enter the 2022 season having hit the 100-yard mark in each of his last 9 games, dating back to Minnesota’s Outback Bowl appearance following the 2019 season. In his lone game in 2021, the running back rushed for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Buckeyes.
During the pandemic-affected season in 2020, Ibrahim had an incredible year, piling up 1,076 yards and 15 touchdowns in 7 games.
Ibrahim will be one of the nation’s top running backs for the 2022 season. He’s already amassed more than 3,000 yards on the ground and accounted for 33 rushing touchdowns. Will his production be enough to win the Heisman Trophy?
Young believes there’s a chance.