When Adoree’ Jackson was not named among the Heisman Trophy finalists on Monday afternoon, USC players and others on Twitter were not pleased.
Adoree’ Jackson was left out of the Heisman Trophy ceremony, missing the cut of five finalists announced for the prestigious trophy on Monday.
Instead, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook were selected as the finalists, sending the USC side of Twitter in a flurry.
Was the all-around star snubbed? The Trojans certainly think so.
For his part, Jackson indicated he wasn’t paying much attention to the announcement.
Later, he did seem to comment, vaguely, on the his mindset regarding the Heisman.
However, Jackson’s teammates JuJu Smith-Schuster, Darreus Rogers and Zach Banner didn’t hesitate to go to bat for him.
Antwaun Woods, now on the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad, was also one of the first players to speak up on Jackson’s behalf.
Even former USC commit Amari Rodgers, the son of Trojan offensive coordinator, couldn’t resist commenting on the snub.
Others unconnected to USC concurred, including Dez Bryant, Willie Pile, Dennis Dodd and others.
Jackson still has the chance to take home some more hardware this season as a finalist for the Thorpe and Hornung Awards. The announcement for the Hornung, as the nation’s top versatile player, will come on Wednesday while the Thorpe, for the country’s top defensive back, will be revealed on Thursday.