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- Written by Ed Staton
- Published: 20 Jan 2023
Discover the incredible feats of Alabama Quarterback Bryce Young that helped him win the 2021 Heisman Trophy. Along with winning the prestigious award, Young further cemented Alabama's growing Heisman legacy.
Bryce Young, the Alabama Crimson Tide's star quarterback, achieved a milestone that few college football players ever reach when he won the 2021 Heisman Trophy. After years of hard work and dedication to his craft, Young was able to take home the most prestigious award in college football - an honor that is rarely bestowed upon any player.
Young had been putting up impressive numbers for some time now but it wasn't until this past season where he truly put himself on the map. During his 2021 campaign, Bryce threw for 3,832 yards and 33 touchdowns while leading Alabama to an undefeated 12-0 record and a berth in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. He also earned First Team All-American honors as well as being named SEC Offensive Player of the Year by both AP and coaches' polls. Young's margin of victory in the voting was dominant with the Bama quarterback landing 684 first-place votes, while Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson finished second with 78 first-place votes.
Young Headed a Group of Talented 2021 Heisman Finalist
As the 2021 college football season came to a close, the 2021 Heisman Trophy finalists included Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett, Ohio State signal caller C.J. Stroud, and Alabama's electrifying QB Bryce Young. All four of these candidates displayed special skill sets that could landed them at the pinnacle of college football awards Heisman consideration. Hutchinson brought immense size, strength and speed to rush off the edge for Michigan's defense. Pickett had been dazzling for Pittsburgh all season long with his elusiveness and playmaking ability in both the air and on ground attack. For the Buckeyes, C.J Stroud had provided consistent production throughout 2021 while leading one of college footballs most feared offenses. Young meanwhile, displayed his premier offensive talents with his high-caliber game management as well as plethora of arm strength and accuracy as a passer.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bryce Young
Q Where is Bryce Young from
A. Bryce Young is a star quarterback from Southern California. A native of Los Angeles, he attended Mater Dei High School before going on to the University of Alabama.
Q. How tall is Bryce Young
A. There was a lot of speculation about Young's official height when he prepared to enter the 2023 NFL Draft. At the NFL Combine, Young measured 5'-10 1/8".
Q. What years was Bryce Young the starting quarterback at Alabama
A. 2021 and 2022.
Q. Did Bryce Young win a national championship at Alabama
A. No. Young led Alabama to the college football's 2021 national championship game, but Alabama was defeated by Georgia.
Q. What NFL team drafted Bryce Young
A. The Carolina Panthers selected him with the first overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Q. Does Bryce Young wear the same number in the NFL as he did at Alabama
A. Young wore jersey No. 9 at Alabama and wears the same number for the Carolina Panthers. The 2021 Heisman Trophy winner also wore No. 9 in high school.
Bryce Young Heisman Notables
- Young became Alabama's fourth Heisman winner following Devonta Smith (2021), Derrick Henry (2015) and Mark Ingram Jr. (2009).
- Young became Bama's first quarterback to win college football's top award.
- Teammate Will Anderson, LB, finished fifth in the Heisman voting.
- Young returned to Alabama for the 2022 season and finished sixth in the Heisman voting.