USC quarterback Caleb Williams won the 2022 Heisman Prize on Saturday evening, making university football’s most cherished specific honor in his initial year with the Trojans.
Williams vanquished the various other 3 finalists– Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, TCU’s Max Duggan and also Georgia’s Stetson Bennett– in what was the initial all-quarterback team of Heisman finalists considering that 2018. Duggan completed second in the voting, withStroud third and Bennett fourth It notes the 11th time in the last 13 years that a quarterback has actually won the honor.
Williams presently leads the FBS in passing goals (37) and also rates 4th in pass lawns (4,075). He and also Lincoln Riley both left Oklahoma complying with the 2021 period and also worked out at USC, assisting to promptly transform the program around.
Although the Trojans disappointed the University Football Playoff after shedding to Utah in the Pac-12 National Championship, they complied with up a 4-8 period that saw the ouster of instructor Clay Helton with an 11-2 project in 2022 and also an area in the Cotton Dish versus Tulane.
Williams gutted with an agonizing hamstring injury in the loss to the Utes last weekend break, tossing a late interception and also taking 7 sacks in the video game, yet he completed with 363 passing lawns and also 3 TDs, also getting a 4th quarter initially down with his legs in spite of the injury.
As a result of the injury, it’s unclear if Williams will certainly play in the Jan. 2 championship game.
As a fresher at Oklahoma in 2021, Williams changed benched starter Spencer Rattler and also completed the period with 1,912 pass lawns, 21 TDs and also 4 interceptions, in addition to 442 thrill lawns and also 6 even more ratings in 11 video games.
As soon as Riley left for USC, he understood which quarterback he intended to bring with him. The Trojans assaulted the transfer portal difficult last offseason, touchdown Williams, previous Pitt pass receiver Jordan Addison, previous Oregon running back Travis Dye, previous Colorado pass receiver Brenden Rice (Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice’s kid) and also previous Oklahoma pass receiver Mario Williams, to name a few.
As an underclassman, Williams will certainly not be qualified to look for unique draft qualification till 2024. He can go into following period as the Heisman fave once again and also have the Trojans in a placement to improve an effective 2022 project.
His mix of exhilarating arm ability and also athleticism, improvisational abilities and also top-level manufacturing make Williams among the very best quarterback skills we have actually seen in a couple of years. And also he has even more university football in advance of him.