Caleb Williams will be representing USC Football in New York City for the 2022 Heisman Trophy Ceremony. The ceremony will be at the Lincoln Center in New York City. He will be one of the four finalists up for the award--along with TCU QB Max Duggan, Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud, and Georgia QB Stetson Bennett.
It's true that Williams is the only player among the finalists not in the College Football Playoff, but he is still the front-runner for the trophy.
That's partly because he likely is in the Playoff if he didn't have to play the Pac-12 Championship Game on one leg (and with a bloodied and bruised up hand as well). Williams was up 17-3 in the second quarter of that game before his hamstring gave out and he couldn't move. Regardless, Williams has the best numbers out of the four.
Not only does Williams have 4,075 pass yards and 37 pass touchdowns, but he also has 372 rush yards and 10 rush touchdowns. He's only thrown four total interceptions in 13 games. The turnaround he put USC on will never be forgotten. This team was 4-8 last year, before he got here. This year, they're 11-2 with a Top 10 CFP Top 25 ranking, and headed to the Cotton Bowl.
USC Football QB Caleb Williams did all of this in his first full season as a starting quarterback.
Remember that USC Football QB Caleb Williams was the Heisman front-runner for a time last season with Oklahoma, but ended up dropping out of the running after he lost a couple of games due to him not starting the full season at OU. He didn't start until the second half of the year. Now, after getting a full season under his belt, he's proven that he is in fact the best player in the country.
If Williams does not win the Heisman Trophy this year, expect him to be one of the top favorites for next year. In fact, expect him to be one of the top favorites for next year regardless of it he doesn't win it on Saturday or not. He's likely only going to get better as he gets more experienced, and he's going to be in his third season within this Lincoln Riley offense.