Tagovailoa listed as co-favorite for 2019 Heisman Trophy

Tagovailoa listed as co-favorite for 2019 Heisman Trophy
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - After a second place finish in the 2018 Heisman Trophy race, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is back in the conversation to be a finalist in New York this upcoming season.

The former Saint Louis signal-caller is currently listed as a co-favorite to hoist the Heisman Trophy this December along with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Both quarterbacks are listed as +250 favorites, according to oddsmakers at Caesar’s Palace.

Behind Tagovailoa and Lawrence is former Crimson Tide quarterback and current-Oklahoma Sooner Jalen Hurts who is listed as a +700 underdog.

Rounding out the Top 5 are quarterbacks Adrian Martinez of Nebraska (+1000) and Texas’ Sam Ehlinger (+1200.)

Quarterbacks have won 16 of the last 18 Heisman Trophies with running backs Derrick Henry (2015) and Mark Ingram (2009) being the only exceptions.

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