Bryce Young Collects an Abundance of College Football Awards
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is putting together a very impressive trophy collection. Young has been named CBS Sports Player of the Year, AP Player of the Year and brought home the Davey O’Brien and Maxwell Awards. Young has also claimed SEC Offensive Player of the Week, First-Team All-SEC and First-Team All-American honors this week.
In his first season as a starter, Young completed 68% of his passes for 4,332 yards, 43 touchdowns and only four interceptions. He finished the season throwing 23 touchdowns to just one interception over the Crimson Tide’s final seven games. Young has claimed SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors four times this season for his play against Miami, Southern Miss, Tennessee and Arkansas. He threw five touchdowns in wins over Southern Mississippi, New Mexico State and Arkansas.
Young saved his finest performance of the season for the SEC Championship Game. In the first half, the sophomore threw for 236 yards and accounted for three total touchdowns. He was the first player with 300 yards or more of total offense in a half of an SEC title game since Cam Newton in 2010. Young finished the night throwing for an SEC Championship Game record 421 yards as the Crimson Tide rolled No. 1 Georgia in Atlanta.
Although, Young won't be eligible until 2023, NFL scouts are already buzzing about the star quarterback.
“He’d be the first QB taken [if he was eligible to declare],” said one NFC scouting director. “He’s improved each week. Mature player who doesn’t force the ball, seems to take what the defense gives him. He’s good in-rhythm and shows the ability to make plays off script. Accuracy and arm strength are very good. He can anticipate and is improving his consistency. Also, Mac and Tua had more talent around them. Bryce has carried the offense at times this year.”
Young is the heavy favorite to take home this years Heisman trophy. He would be the first quarterback from the University of Alabama to win college football’s most prestigious award. The ceremony will start at 7 p.m. CT in New York City and air on ESPN.
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