2016 Heisman winner Lamar Jackson may be returning to the gridiron for the Louisville Cardinals this fall, but he’s not the man critics are pegging to hoist the iconic stiff-arm trophy after the conclusion of the 2017 season. That title belongs to none other than Oklahoma State Cowboys punter Zach Sinor, who shot up the charts from N/A to the first spot due to some digital marketing and Big 12 media day canvassing.
Sinor’s bid for the title of best college football player in America isn’t impossible; one punter has won the Heisman. Sure, it was back in 1950, and the player who won that year’s Heisman, Ohio State punter Vic Janowicz, was also Ohio State tailback, quarterback, kicker, safety, etc. Vic Janowicz, but you never know.
I mean, look at those stats! He’s number one in some things, animals love him, and opponents hate him (huge intangible there; fury breeds fuck ups). Plus, you can’t overlook the A+ references, his great taste in dogs, and those well-groomed whiskers. Dude’s got it all, and he’s soon to have even more — a big, honking trophy for his mantle.
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