2021 Week Three Heisman Rankings

2021 Week 11 Heisman Rankings

More surprises and player movement again were the trends among this week’s Heisman leaderboard. Spencer Rattler and Sam Howell were both preseason favorites but can they get back into the race? In addition, how does the committee view some of our top contenders now that they are getting into the conference season? Before that, let’s take a look at some of the contenders in our 2021 week three Heisman rankings.

Kenneth Walker III is possibly the biggest surprise of the season from a team that has been equally as surprising. Meanwhile, a couple of SEC quarterbacks have a week to get ready for the most significant Heisman matchup of the season next weekend. Let’s take a look as we unveil our 2021 week three Heisman rankings.

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Note: Ties were broken alphabetically by player’s last name

Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Bryce Young QB 76
2 Matt Corral QB 71
3 Kenneth Walker III RB 35
4 Spencer Rattler QB 23
5 Sam Howell QB 12
6 CJ Verdell RB 11
7 Malik Willis QB 10
8 Desmond Ridder QB 5
9 Blake Corum RB 3
10 Bijan Robinson RB 2
11 Brennan Armstrong QB 1
12 Jahan Dotson WR 1
13 Erik Ezukanma WR 1
14 Kyle Hamilton DB 1
15 Grayson McCall QB 1
16 Isaiah Spiller RB 1

Top Five Candidates

1. Bryce Young

QB | Alabama                                                                                                                                                                    Next Game: 9/25 vs Southern Mississippi

Alabama came down to earth on Saturday with a narrow victory over upset-minded Florida. Even though he only threw for 240 yards, Young still tallied three touchdown passes on the day. Young and the Tide return home to face Southern Mississippi before a huge game against Ole Miss in Tuscaloosa to begin the second month of the season.

2021 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
811 10 0 68.0 169.1
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
-4 -0.5

2. Matt Corral

QB | Ole Miss                                                                                                                                                                                           Next Game: 10/2 at Alabama

The Ole Miss gunslinger is having a tremendous start to the season. Aside from individually throwing for six touchdowns and no interceptions, the Rebels are averaging 53 points per game and have vaulted up to #13 in the country. The Rebels will enjoy a week off before they head to Alabama on October 2nd.

2021 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
662 6 0 66.2 182.2
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
90 1 4.5

3. Kenneth Walker III

RB | Michigan State                                                                                                                                                                             Next Game: 9/25 vs Nebraska

Walker and Michigan State are possibly the biggest surprise of the season in this 2021 season. The Wake Forest transfer has an incredible near nine yards per carry thus far in the season. After the 21 point road win over Miami, the Spartans return home to face Nebraska on Saturday. Walker will have an opportunity to get more publicity now with Michigan State being a top 25 team.

2021 SEASON
RUSHING
ATT YARDS AVG TD G
57 493 8.6 5 3
RECEIVING
YARDS AVG TD
17 5.7 1

4. Sam Howell

QB | North Carolina                                                                                                                                                                       Next Game: 9/25 at Georgia Tech

Howell and North Carolina won a shootout over Virginia over the weekend, 59-39. He had his best game of the season in throwing for over 300 yards with five touchdown passes. Now, the Tar Heels go on the road to face a Georgia Tech team that completely stifled Clemson this past weekend. However, Howell seems to be on an upward trajectory right now.

2021 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
867 9 4 63.4 178.7
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
251 2 6.4

5. Spencer Rattler

QB | Oklahoma                                                                                                                                                                              Next Game: 9/25 vs West Virginia

It’s been a struggle for the preseason Heisman candidate and the Sooner offense. Oklahoma only scored 23 points against Nebraska and further than that the chunk plays have been few and far between for the first three games. But, the Sooners are now in conference play with West Virginia coming to Norman. No better time like the present to get the offense kickstarted for Rattler.

2021 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
761 7 2 74.7 158.6
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
71 2 3.9

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