Tua Tagovailoa. Trevor Lawrence.
Those two names are the most popular when it comes to the Heisman Trophy conversation. Two of college football’s top quarterbacks on the two best teams in the country are on top of the sport heading into the 2019 season.
ESPN’s Desmond Howard doesn’t believe one of those two wins the Heisman Trophy this year, though. Instead, he made an interesting pick during the Week 0 College GameDay show.
Howard believes Purdue star receiver Rondale Moore is holding up college football’s most prestigious award at the end of the year. He was the only one on set not to pick Tagovailoa or Lawrence.
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) August 24, 2019
Moore led the NCAA with 114 catches as a true freshman, earning consensus All-America honors in 2018. He also led the B1G with 1,258 receiving yards and 12 touchdown catches. He finished with 2,215 all-purpose yards.
He certainly has the talent to win the award.
But no wide receiver has won the Heisman Trophy since Howard actually claimed the prize in 1991. Moore is fighting an uphill battle.
We’ll see if he can replicate his performance from 2018 this fall.