ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lincoln Riley has already won consecutive Big 12 titles and been to the College Football Playoff twice with different Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks in his two seasons...
A glance at the list of candidates eligible for selection to the College Football Hall of Fame is likely to produce the following reaction: How is that guy not in yet?
Josh Heupel, who was the Heisman Trophy runner-up for Oklahoma in 2000, and former North Carolina pass-rushing star Julius Peppers are among 12 players making their first appearance of the College...
The New England Patriots say Heisman Trophy winner Joe Bellino has died.
Bellino died on Thursday at the age of 81. Neither the team nor the Heisman Trophy Trust, which reported the death on...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Kyler Murray joined the Heisman Trophy club in December, Charlie Ward thought about his initiation in 1993.
Back then, the Florida State quarterback was the shiny...
Murray waits to measure up after picking NFL over baseball
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Now that Kyler Murray has decided to play in the NFL instead of reporting to spring training as a first-round draft pick by baseball's Oakland Athletics, the questions can shift to the Heisman Trophy winner's height.
A’s still hopeful Heisman winner Murray at spring training
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics remain hopeful of seeing Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray in their uniform when spring training begins next month.
While the Oklahoma quarterback declared for the NFL draft last week, the prized outfielder and 2018 first-round draft pick could report to A's spring training in Mesa, Arizona. He has an invite to big league camp.
Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft
Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday.
Murray announced his decision in a tweet , ending his brief and storied college career. What's next for the Murray is not yet known.
AP Source: A’s, MLB meet with Heisman Trophy winner Murray
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback's deadline to enter the NFL draft, a person with direct knowledge of the session said.
Vince Young, Rocket Ismail highlight Hall of Fame class
Texas quarterback Vince Young and Notre Dame speedster Raghib Ismail have been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, along with 11 other players and two coaches.
Young was the Heisman Trophy runner-up and led the Longhorns to the 2005 national championship with a memorable performance in the Rose Bowl against Southern California. Ismail, better known as Rocket, was an electric receiver and kick returner for the Fighting Irish and the Heisman runner-up in 1990.
Murray, Tagovailoa set to take center stage together again
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa have struck up a friendship over the past several weeks, which shouldn't be surprising considering how much time the quarterbacks have spent alongside one another in that span.
They were in Atlanta together at a college football awards show, where Tagovailoa took home the Maxwell Award.
They were in New York a few days later for the Heisman Trophy presentation, where Murray claimed the top prize.
Rattler, Kendall likely next from Oklahoma’s QB factory
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley recalls an odd request from fellow assistant Tim Kish a few years ago.
Kish asked Riley, then Oklahoma's offensive coordinator, to watch film of a high school freshman quarterback.
Riley was taken aback, but it didn't take long to see what Kish saw in Spencer Rattler.
Heisman winner Murray thrills A’s, except when he scrambles
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe.
They definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field.
The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma has made himself many new fans in the A's organization — except when he dashes from the pocket.
AP All-America team: Tide leads with 4 of 10 CFP players
The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama.
The Crimson Tide had six players chosen to the three All-America teams, more than any other school. No. 2 Clemson has three first-teamers, No. 4 Oklahoma has two All-Americans — including quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray — and No. 3 Notre Dame had one.
Who will challenge Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy in 2019?
Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.
Oklahoma’s Murray beats Alabama’s Tagovailoa for Heisman
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyler Murray waited three years to fulfill the five-star potential he brought to college football. With one shot to deliver, Murray replaced a Heisman Trophy winner by becoming a Heisman Trophy winner.
The Oklahoma quarterback won college football's most prestigious individual award Saturday night, beating out Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and setting up a College Football Playoff matchup of Heisman winner versus runner-up.
Tagovailoa out of boot to treat surgically repaired ankle
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was not wearing the walking boot he has been using to treat his surgically repaired left ankle at the Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony Saturday.
Tagovailoa is one of three finalists for the Heisman, along with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. No. 1 Alabama plays No. 4 Oklahoma in a College Football Playoff semifinal on Dec. 29.
Heisman Trophy: Stock soared for 1st-time starting QBs
NEW YORK (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa rolled across the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a black scooter with a little Alabama sticker on the front, his sprained left ankle in a gray plastic boot, safely propped up as he pushed off with his right foot.
The Crimson Tide quarterback and fellow Heisman Trophy finalists Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State were on Wall Street on Friday to ring the closing bell on a day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 558 points.
Henry runs into NFL record book as Titans rout Jaguars 30-9
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Under center at the 1-yard line, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota checked out of a quarterback sneak, and Derrick Henry did the rest — as much with his arms as his legs.
The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Henry sped and stiff-armed his way to a record-tying 99-yard touchdown run , and Tennessee routed the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-9 on Thursday night to stay in the playoff chase.
The Latest: Tagovailoa leads Murray 2-1 in POY awards
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the college football awards show (all times local):
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa topped Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in college football player of the year awards on Thursday, 2-1. Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp and Maxwell awards and Murray was named AP Player of the Year. Murray also won the Davey O'Brien as top quarterback. Tagovailoa was a finalists for that, too.
First-year starter Haskins waited, then broke records
WHO: Dwayne Haskins Jr.
YEAR/POSITION/SCHOOL: Sophomore, QB, Ohio State
BIO: After a redshirt year, the New Jersey native who played prep ball in Potomac, Maryland, waited his turn behind J.T. Barrett last year. His legend grew as he came in the 2017 Michigan game after a Barrett injury and led the Buckeyes to a come-from-behind victory. He became the undisputed starter last summer when Joe Burrow transferred to LSU.
Confident Haskins says his numbers are deserving of Heisman
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was subtle, but that definitely was the Heisman Trophy pose that Dwayne Haskins Jr. struck in the end zone after throwing his fifth touchdown pass of the Big Ten championship game last weekend.
It wasn't quite the hey-look-at-me, Desmond Howard version, but it was an unmistakable Heisman stiff-arm, high-leg stance, even if just for a second.
Oklahoma QB Murray’s 2-sport persistence pays off
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's Kyler Murray pulled off an impressive triple play during a brutal 30-hour stretch in April.
On a Friday night, he played center field for the Sooners' baseball team. The next day, he played quarterback in the football team's spring game. After that, he played another baseball game Saturday night.
Heisman 3: Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, ensuring a quarterback will win the award for the 16th time in the last 19 years.
The finalists were announced Monday, hours after the deadline for 928 voters, including former winners, to submit their ballots.
No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Georgia return to scene of thriller
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hello again, Georgia and Alabama.
For the second time in less than 11 months, the two Southeastern Conference powers are set to meet at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a championship on the line in a mentor-versus-protege coaching showdown. Tua Tagovailoa's back, too, this time as anything but an understudy.
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Hold up on handing Tua that Heisman
Hold up on handing Tua Tagovailoa the Heisman Trophy.
The Alabama quarterback looked only OK in the top-ranked Crimson Tide's shutout of No. 18 Mississippi State . And a chronically cranky knee again kept him from finishing the game. After tearing through the first two months of the season with what looked like one of the great offenses in college football history, Alabama now looks like the 1985 Chicago Bears.
AP All-America Watch: Sooner Heisman hopeful, FSU sackmaster
The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The sixth All-America watch of the season features Oklahoma's latest Heisman Trophy contender, Florida State's hot pass rusher and an All-America matchup that could help decide an SEC East showdown.
No. 7 Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray embraces Heisman hype
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is comfortable with all that comes with being a Heisman Trophy contender — it's why the first-round Major League Baseball draft choice put off his baseball career.
In his first season as a starter, Murray ranks second in the nation in passing efficiency behind Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa. He has better numbers than Baker Mayfield produced during the first five games of his Heisman-winning season last year.
No. 6 Oklahoma QB Murray doesn’t start vs. Baylor
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray didn't start against Baylor on Saturday for the sixth-ranked Sooners. But he quickly made an impact.
He entered on the second possession and threw a 9-yard touchdown to Lee Morris with his first pass for a 7-0 lead at 12:58 in the first quarter.
Murray, considered by many to be a Heisman candidate, was replaced by Austin Kendall. Murray won the starting job against Kendall during fall practice.
Heisman hopeful Grier leads WVU against young Texas Tech QB
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — West Virginia launched a Heisman Trophy campaign for Will Grier over the summer and the senior quarterback for the No. 12 Mountaineers has certainly backed it up.
Clint Frank’s family selling his 1937 Heisman Trophy
Laurie Dorsey remembers seeing her father's Heisman Trophy as a child. It was prominently displayed in the game room of the family's house.
Clint Frank won the award in 1937 as a running back and safety for Yale. He was the third winner of the trophy, which is given annually to the nation's top college football player. Teammate Larry Kelley won it the previous year.
Heisman hopeful Drew Lock faces juggernaut No. 2 Georgia
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — As time was expiring in Missouri's duel with Purdue, Tucker McCann drilled a winning 25-yard field goal to move the Tigers to their first 3-0 start since 2015.
He probably wouldn't have had the chance without Drew Lock.
College Football Picks: Stanford-Oregon, Heisman showcase
Heisman Trophy winners need Heisman moments and at least a few big-stage games to bolster their resumes on the way to New York.
The early season chatter has mostly been dominated by first-year starting quarterbacks from highly ranked teams: Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.
Boston College and Holy Cross renew rivalry after 32 years
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College linebacker Connor Strachan heard the story from his uncle about 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie's grand exit after a game.
Steve Strachan, a running back on BC's 1984 squad, told his nephew that Flutie led the Eagles to a victory over Holy Cross in their regular-season finale, hopped on a helicopter to New York and picked up the Heisman.
"I heard he left the field in style," Strachan said. "That's pretty cool."
Lock’s Heisman campaign to begin in earnest in Mizzou opener
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri quarterback Drew Lock was asked this week about his accomplishments, expectations — and his new, limited-edition bobblehead.
The toy figure shows Lock cocking his arm back with a football while showcasing a pristine smile.
"I thought they did a good job," the senior quarterback said.
But it wasn't perfect.
"The eyes are brown, I have really blue eyes," Lock said. "Shows a little forehead, that's a different look for me, I'm not a huge forehead shower."
No. 7 Oklahoma wary of Florida Atlantic RB Singletary
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley knows good offensive talent when he sees it — last season, his Sooners led the nation in total offense and quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy.
No. 21 UCF brings 13-game winning streak to opener at UConn
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — No. 21 UCF (13-0, 8-0 American) at UConn (3-9, 2-6), Thursday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Line: UCF by 23
Series record: UCF leads 3-2
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
UCF hopes to show that a coaching change (Scott Frost is off to Nebraska, replaced by former Missouri OC Josh Heupel) won't impact its status as the class of the American Athletic Conference and quarterback McKenzie Milton can establish himself early as a candidate for the Heisman Trophy.
Pass eager to lead Louisville after Heisman-winner Jackson
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jawon Pass has plenty of confidence. The Louisville quarterback will need all of it for both his major challenges this season.
First there's succeeding 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. Pass has spent two seasons preparing for that.
Then there's showing what he's learned from that tutorial in his first collegiate start on Saturday, facing reigning national champion Alabama, the preseason No. 1 in the AP Top 25.
Bryce Love hears the call of another season at Stanford
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Bryce Love's unusual decision to return to Stanford after a season in which he was the Heisman Trophy runner-up might well be validated in December.
In fact, Love has already envisioned the ceremony. He can see himself walking on stage to receive the most coveted prize in college football.
Luck, RG3 following different paths through NFL careers
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III spent most of their football careers going head to head.
The two high-profile Texas prep stars were both recruited by Stanford, finished one-two in the 2011 Heisman Trophy race, went first and second in the 2012 NFL draft and were the top two vote-getters in the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year balloting.
Now, the 28-year-old quarterbacks find themselves in an odd place — rooting for each another's comebacks.
Big guys up front pave way for Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The big guys are front and center at Wisconsin.
Running back Jonathan Taylor probably wouldn't be drawing attention as a Heisman Trophy candidate if not for the holes opened by the Badgers' offensive line during his record-setting freshman season.
The line is tough, physical and agile in typical Wisconsin fashion, and all five starters are back.
Heisman runner-up Love has lots of help on Stanford offense
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — After almost singlehandedly carrying Stanford's offense last season with a breakaway run seemingly every week, Bryce Love figures to get plenty of help in 2018.
The Cardinal enter the season with one of their most potent offenses in years surrounding their record-setting back who passed up a chance at the NFL for one more year on The Farm.
Louisville transitions without Heisman-winning QB Jackson
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville is determined to prove it can continue to win, even without Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Heisman hopeful Grier wants to lead WVU to 1st Big 12 title
Maybe Will Grier can do at West Virginia what Baker Mayfield did with Oklahoma before going to the NFL.
If the senior quarterback can mimic the spectacular season had by Mayfield, the Mountaineers would have a couple of significant firsts. They have never won a Big 12 Conference title or had a Heisman Trophy winner.
Heisman darkhorses: Can Browning repeat Mayfield’s path?
Washington's Jake Browning is hoping to repeat what Baker Mayfield did last year.
Mayfield was a Heisman Trophy longshot in the preseason, but ended up winning the award while leading Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff for the second time in three years.
Stanford running back Bryce Love's decision to return for his senior year instantly made him a preseason front-runner for some of college football's top individual awards.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has moved on from losing Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson and other key contributors toward seeing what the next chapter brings.
The Cardinals' task as fall camp begins is filling huge voids on both sides of the ball while building on the adjustments last spring.
Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor packs on the muscle
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor packed on muscle to get ready for the pounding that will come from defenses that will try to bring him down this season.
The sophomore is no longer an unknown commodity in the Big Ten.
The record-breaking running back is a star as training camp opens for the Wisconsin Badgers, a year after rising from relative anonymity to Heisman Trophy candidate.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has patiently waited for his chance to shine and now heading into his third NFL season the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner will have his chance.
Henry isn't sharing any specific goals for yards or touchdowns, but the Tennessee Titans running back made one thing clear: He is looking forward to a big season.