The Ohio State Buckeyes are currently ranked the No. 3 team in the country and a big part of their success has been the play of Ezekiel Elliott. He came into the season as the front-runner to win the coveted Heisman Trophy and is currently in the mix for the award.
There are plenty of other deserving candidates as well, but Urban Meyer believes that his running back deserves it.
Does Urban Meyer endorse Ezekiel Elliott for Heisman? "No question. He's as good of a football player as there is." https://t.co/GVBpVqu7nH
— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) November 19, 2015
Beating out players like Leonard Fournette and Derrick Henry won’t be easy, but Elliott has a very competitive resume for the award.
Throughout the 2015 season, Elliott has carried the football 220 times for 1,425 yards and 16 touchdowns. He has been a major leader for the Ohio State offense despite some of the struggles that they have gone through this season. Elliott’s numbers may not look as dynamic as other players in the running for the award, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t win it.
One of the biggest parts of the Heisman is how valuable the player was to the teams overall success. There are not many players in the nation more valuable to their team than Elliott has been for Ohio State.
It is going to be a very entertaining Heisman race this season and don’t be surprised if Elliott finished near the top of the final standings.
Ohio State needs Elliott to continue producing big numbers over the next couple weeks against Michigan State and Michigan which could boost his Heisman ranking dramatically.
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