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2015 Heisman Trophy finalists announced
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2015 Heisman Trophy finalists announced
SI Staff
Friday December 11th, 2015

The 81st annual Heisman Trophy will awarded Saturday night in what appears to be a very tight race. Finalists Derrick Henry of Alabama, Christian McCaffrey of Stanford and Deshaun Watson of Clemson all present strong cases with no clear consensus of an obvious favorite.

Here is all of Sports Illustrated's coverage of the Heisman contenders to break down the race and help you get to know the players.

Heisman Watch: Projecting a winner

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SI’s Heisman expert Zac Ellis analyzes the cases for and against each of the top Heisman contenders and projects in order how the race will finish.


People’s Heisman Winner

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We asked, and you voted. After over 13,000 votes, see who won the SI.com People’s Heisman Poll.


Heisman Straw Poll

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SI’s college football experts filled out their Heisman ballots. Here’s who they think should win.


Maximum Impact

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Alabama’s Derrick Henry hits the hole like a freight train. But that isn’t all the SEC record-holder brings to the Crimson Tide. By Andy Staples


Dreaming Bigger

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Clemson’s Deshaun Watson has come a long way from the housing projects he spent the first 11 years of his life. Now he’s checking off items from his list of goals and carrying Clemson with him. By Pete Thamel


Master Of All

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Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey can run the ball, catch the ball, return the ball and even throw the ball (he has two touchdown passes this season). He can also play the harmonica and piano and dominates at chess. Is there anything McCaffrey can’t do? By Lindsay Schnell


Case for Henry to win

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Why should Derrick Henry win the Heisman? Because imagine what Alabama’s offense would look like without him. By Colin Becht


Case for Watson to win

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Deshaun Watson is the best player at the most important position playing for the best team. What more can we want for a Heisman winner? By Chris Johnson


Case for McCaffrey to win

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With everything Christian MaCaffrey can do, no one has a bigger impact on a game than him. By Lindsay Schnell


Heisman on Heisman

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Past Heisman-winning running backs offer their analysis of Derrick Henry’s season. What do Mark Ingram, Archie Griffin and more think of the Alabama back? By Zac Ellis


View From Campus: Watson

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Campus Rush’s Clemson correspondent Colby Lanham explains why the Tigers’ quarterback deserves to win the Heisman.


View From Campus: McCaffrey

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Campus Rush’s Stanford correspondent Do-Hyoung Park explains why the Cardinal’s running back deserves to win the Heisman.


View From Campus: Henry

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Campus Rush’s Alabama correspondent Tyler Waldrep explains why the Crimson Tide’s running back deserves to win the Heisman.


Heisman High Schoolers

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Watch highlights of Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey and Deshaun Watson from their high school careers. Via Scout.com

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