Posted June 30, 2018 04:11:17In an era where college football’s best players are still playing at a high level, the 2018 edition of the Heisman Trophy is finally on the horizon.
ESPN is hosting its first-ever College Football Playoff selection show on Sunday, June 30 at 7 p.m.
But who’s making the announcement?
The first Heisman finalists to be announced are the winner of the National Championship, which is happening on Sunday.
The first selection will be announced in early August, while the winner will be officially announced on Wednesday, September 1.
This year’s Heisman finalists include quarterback Sam Darnold of USC, running back Ezekiel Elliott of Ohio State, receiver Amari Cooper of Alabama, defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. of Alabama and running back Ameer Abdullah of Ohio.
The first three selections are also expected to be named as early as Monday, July 14.
But there’s one name that could surprise the nation, and that’s Texas quarterback Trevone Boykin.
The 6-foot-3, 228-pound Boykin is currently No. 1 on ESPN’s list of the country’s top 10 players, behind only LSU quarterback Deshaun Watson, and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook.
The Dallas native is the only quarterback to be chosen in every conference this season, and he will be one of only two finalists to win the Heisman.
Heisman hopefuls are expected to attend the College Football Awards ceremony at 6 p.l.m., and the College GameDay audience will also be able to watch from the first row of the ESPN Theatre.
Boykin will also attend the national media event in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, June 12.
The 2018 Heisman winner will receive the Maxwell Award, which will be presented to the country the nation’s top college football player.
The Maxwell Award is presented by the Maxwell Football Foundation, the nation and the state of Michigan.
Boykins will receive $1 million and will also receive a trip to Michigan for the ceremony.
For more on the 2018 College Football Bowl Championship, check out our 2017 Heisman Tracker and our 2017 Coaches Poll.