2022 Heisman Trophy winner announced
The 2022 Heisman Trophy ceremony went down Saturday with a quartet of finalists honored in New York.
This year, voters landed on an all-QB final field. Those four finalists featured Ohio State’s CJ Stroud, TCU’s Max Duggan, USC’s Caleb Williams and Georgia’s Stetson Bennett.
The list of accomplishments between these QBs is long and distinguished. Combined, the teams of those QBs went 47-4 with three of those programs landing in the College Football Playoff.
In the end, Caleb Williams was announced as the winner of the Heisman Trophy for his work in producing a quick turnaround at USC. Williams tied for the national lead with 37 passing touchdowns and finished with 47 total touchdowns.
In addition to his scoring, Williams completed 66.1% of his passes for 4,075 yards. Williams threw just 4 interceptions on the year.
Along with his personal accolades, the impact of Williams for USC and head coach Lincoln Riley cannot be overstated. After Riley was named the next head coach of the Trojans, Williams eventually hit the transfer portal and followed Riley to USC from Oklahoma.
The impact was immediate with the Trojans winning 11 games and playing in the Pac-12 Championship Game. If not for a loss to Utah, the Trojans were likely to wind up in the College Football Playoff.