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Examining the top Heisman contenders

Here are the top nine contenders for the Heisman Trophy, according to OddsShark.com:

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson (Odds: 2/1): Lawrence is the clear preseason favorite, but the competition will tighten as this unusual season gets going.

Spencer Rattler, QB, Oklahoma (Odds: 9/1): Yes, it’s crazy that a freshman who’s played nothing but mop-up time is second on the list, but that speaks to what is known of his talent and Lincoln Riley’s ability with quarterbacks.

D’Eriq King, QB, Miami (Odds: 14/1): King had a solid but unspectacular debut on Friday, throwing for 141 yards and rushing for 83 with two total touchdowns in a 31-14 win over UAB.

Myles Brennan, QB, LSU (Odds: 14/1): A redshirt junior who has seen little game action, but steps into the shoes vacated by last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, Joe Burrow.

Sam Ehlinger, QB, Texas (Odds: 14/1): The Longhorns’ senior quarterback has shown noted improvement each year since taking over the starting job as a freshman.

Mac Jones, QB, Alabama (Odds: 16/1): Not that long ago, it meant more in the Heisman race to be Alabama’s running back, but now, the quarterback is the star of the show in Tuscaloosa.

Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State (Odds: 20/1): As the only running back on this list, it’s going to take something special from the Cowboys as a team to get Hubbard to the top.

Ian Book, QB, Notre Dame (Odds: 20/1): Book is coming off a junior season in which he threw for over 3,000 yards with 34 touchdowns and just six interceptions.

Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina (Odds: 20/1): Howell set an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision record with 38 touchdown passes last year, most ever by a true freshman.

Scott Wright, Staff writer

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<strong>Clemson's Trevor Lawrence is the top candidate for the 2020 Heisman Trophy. [AP Photo/Richard Shiro]</strong>

Clemson's Trevor Lawrence is the top candidate for the 2020 Heisman Trophy. [AP Photo/Richard Shiro]

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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