May 30, 2024

Marvin Harrison Jr. taking Ohio State football back to New York as Heisman Trophy finalist

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Many consider Ohio State football’s Marvin Harrison Jr. the pound-for-pound best player in the nation.

That does not always matter to the quarterback-mad Heisman Trophy voting block. This year, though, the Buckeyes’ star receiver will continue the program’s recent trend of keeping the programs on the stage at Radio City Music Hall.

Harrison was revealed as one of four Heisman Trophy finalists Monday night. The others are three quarterbacks: LSU’s Jayden Daniels, Oregon’s Bo Nix and Washington’s Michael Penix Jr.

Harrison may be poised for his second consecutive unanimous All-American season. He became the first OSU receiver to post consecutive 1,000-yard seasons this season. He totaled 1,211 yards and 14 touchdowns on 67 receptions.

At one point this season, Harrison slipped down the Heisman betting odds list. He surged back after a three-game stretch in the middle of the season in which he totaled 390 yards and four touchdowns on 23 receptions.

Ohio State kicked its Heisman campaign for him up around the same time. Now, he joins Dwayne Haskins, Justin Fields, Chase Young and C.J. Stroud (twice) as Buckeyes who made the vote to go to New York since 2018.

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