TCU QB Max Duggan among Heisman Trophy finalists


TCU quarterback Max Duggan was announced Monday as one of the four finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

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Georgia's Stetson Bennett, USC's Caleb Williams and Ohio State's C.J. Stroud are the other finalists up for college football's most prestigious award.

All four quarterbacks play for top-10 teams in the country, including three who will play in the College Football Playoff later this month. Before they (Bennett, Stroud, and Duggan) duke it out for the Nationa Championship, they'll all be in attendance alongside Williams for the Heisman ceremony this Saturday in New York.

Williams is the favorite to take home the award despite USC being eliminated from the playoff after losing to Utah in the Pac-12 championship. Williams, who previously played for Oklahoma before leaving for Southern California with Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley, had over 4,000 passing yards this season and had 37 touchdowns, tied for the most in the country.

Duggan, who led TCU to an undefeated regular season before falling to Kansas State in the Big 12 championship, threw for 3,321 yards and 30 touchdowns this season. He only had four interceptions.

Duggan is looking to join former quarterback Davey O'Brien (1938) as the only Horned Frogs to win the Heisman. NFL Hall-of-Fame QB Sammy Baugh (1937), halfback Jim Swink (1957), halfback Kenneth Davis (1986), and running back LaDainian Tomlinson (2000) are the other TCU players to be nominated for the Heisman.

The other two finalists: Bennett and Stroud, will go up against each other in the Peach Bowl for the right to advance to the College Football Championship. Bennett led the Bulldogs to an undefeated season, throwing for 3,425 yards and 20 touchdowns, while Stroud threw for 3,340 yards and 37 touchdowns -- tying Williams for the most in the country.

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