USC Football is currently tied with three other schools for the most Heisman Trophy winners with seven. Those three schools are Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Oklahoma. Both USC and Ohio State have a chance at taking sole possession of the nation's all-time Heisman Trophy lead on Saturday, as both of their quarterbacks will be in New York City for the Heisman Trophy Ceremony.
Both USC's Caleb Williams and C.J. Stroud are Heisman Trophy finalists, along with TCU QB Max Duggan and Georgia QB Stetson Bennett. Williams is the favorite, as he took a 4-8 team that he inherited when transferring to this program in the offseason, to an 11-2 record and Top 10 CFP Top 25 Ranking. It's much more than just that, though, as he had otherwordly numbers too.
Williams threw for 4,075 pass yards and 37 pass touchdowns, while also rushing for 372 rush yards and 10 rush touchdowns as well. He only threw a total of four interceptions in 13 games. His numbers are most certainly Heisman-worthy and MUCH more. SC fans would know. They know a lot about Heisman Trophy-winning seasons.
The previous seven Heisman Trophy winners at USC, from earliest to most recent, are as follows:
--RB Mike Garrett (1965)
--O.J. Simpson (1968)
--Charles White (1979)
--Marcus Allen (1981)
--Carson Palmer (2002)
--Matt Leinart (2004)
--Reggie Bush (2005)
Caleb Williams will be the third quarterback for USC Football to win the Heisman Trophy, should he be named the winner on Saturday.
The best part about it, too, is that Caleb Williams will be one of the top favorites for the Heisman Trophy next year if the USC Football signal-caller doesn't win it this year. It just goes to show that the type of season Williams had is not only a win for this year, but a win for his future as well.
He proved that he can tap into his true potential, and regardless of if he doesn't win the Heisman on Saturday or not, he'll be one of the biggest front-runners for next year.
NFL Draft Analysts have made it clear that Williams would be the No. 1 overall pick of this year's draft if he was old enough to enter it. There's no doubt what kind of talent Williams is, and he likely adds some hardware to back it up even further on Saturday night.