Castle Rock's McCaffrey is Heisman finalist

Posted at 6:21 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 08:21:55-05

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey along with Alabama's Derrick Henry and Clemson's Deshaun Watson are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

McCaffrey is a sophomore running back.

Last year, McCaffrey ran for 300 yards. This year, he ran for 1,847 yards.

Henry and McCaffrey will be trying to break a streak of five straight quarterbacks winning college football's top honor when the trophy is presented Saturday night in New York.

Mark Ingram of Alabama in 2009 was the last running back — and only Crimson Tide player — to win the Heisman. Since 2000, 13 of the 15 Heisman winners have been quarterbacks.

Henry seems to be the favorite in a Heisman race that tightened over championship weekend.

Among those missing out on a trip to New York city was Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, LSU running back Leonard Fournette, who was the early season favorite, and Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds.


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