The Heisman Cup ceremony in 2021 will return to live form for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Heisman Trophy, awarded to the best player in college football, this year has no shortage of appeal. It’s been seen as an open race for much of the 2021 season, with several midfielders leading in pure attacking numbers. Other positions are almost unrepresented, but players like Michigan State rerun Kenneth Walker III and Alabama fullback Will Anderson Jr also attracted much discussion.
That ploy turned into controversy with the announcement of the finalists of the Heisman Trophy. Despite four players for the third time in as many years, college football fans have lamented what they believe are players like Walker and Anderson, among others. That, however, does nothing but the four finalists in 2021; All have had spectacular seasons leading each of their teams to at least 10 wins.
With that, here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 Heisman ceremony, including the time, channels, and odds.
What time does the Heisman Trophy 2021 awards ceremony take place?
- Day: Saturday, December 11
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- TV broadcast: ESPN, fuboTV
- Location: New York
The Heisman Trophy awards ceremony takes place on Saturday, December 11, returning to its traditional host city, New York.
Odds Heisman Trophy 2021
Here are the updated 2021 Heisman Prize odds, courtesy of FanDuel.
|Bryce Young (QB, Alabama)||-6000|
|Aidan Hutchinson (DE, Michigan)||+1800|
|Kenny Pickett (QB, Ohio State)||+3000|
|CJ Stroud (QB, Ohio State)||+4000|
Heisman’s finalists were announced on Monday, December 6. They include Alabama quarterback Bryce Young; Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson; Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett; and Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud. ESPN will reveal the players ranked 5th through 10th in the Heisman poll during a televised event at 9 p.m. ET. They will not be attending the 2021 Heisman Trophy Awards.
Where is the Heisman Cup ceremony held?
The Heisman ceremony will be held at Lincoln Center in New York. The 2020 presentation was barely produced in Bristol, Conn. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before that, it was held live at the PlayStation Theater in New York’s Times Square from 2005-19.
How does the Heisman voting process work?
The Heisman winner was chosen by 870 media members around the country: 145 voters in six distinct regions (Far West, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, South and Southwest). Each district accounted for 16.67 percent of Heisman’s total vote.
Each person elects three finalists in order of preference: One vote in first place is worth three points; one vote in second place is worth two; and a vote in third place is worth one. Each of the 57 previous Heisman Trophy winners will receive one vote each, as will the college football fanbase at large. When the voting period has passed, points will be tabulated to determine the winner.
This year’s ballots were distributed to voters on November 29, two days after the completion of Opponent Week. That means voters are allowed to choose their favorite player before the weekend’s championship convention, which takes place on Saturday, December 4. The deadline to submit ballots is 5 p.m. ET. on Monday, December 6. Only one finalist, Stroud, did not participate in a conference championship game.