Miami Hurricanes QB D’Eriq King remains in top 10 Heisman Trophy odds

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Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King remains in the top 10 in the current Heisman Trophy odds.

Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King currently ranks sixth in the most recent odds for the 2021 Heisman Trophy as updated by the Action Network on November 15. King is plus 5000 to win the award as the best player in college football. Justin Fields of Ohio State and Trevor Lawrence of Clemson are the co-favorites.

Action Network lists Fields and Lawrence at plus 175 to win the Heisman Trophy. Ahead of King are Alabama QB Mac Jones slightly behind Lawrence and Fields at plus 200, Florida QB Kyle Trask, who was King’s teammate at Manvel high school in Houston at plus 500 and BYU QB Zach Wilson at plus 2500.

Notre Dame QB Ian Book is tied with King for sixth in the odds to win the Heisman Trophy in 2020. King currently ranks 34th nationally with a passer rating of 148.98, is 28th averaging 260.8 passing yards per game, 41st with a 63.7 completion percentage and tied with Jones and Lawrence for 10th with 17 touchdown passes.

Fields is at a slight disadvantage with cumulative numbers having only played three games to the six to eight games played by the other candidates. Trask will be a player to watch down the stretch. The numbers Trask is putting up this season compare favorably to the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow of LSU.

Trask leads the country with 28 TD passes, is fourth averaging 361.8 passing yards per game and sixth with a 197.52 passer rating. The other QBs named on the list are all among the national leaders as the aforementioned candidates. Miami has not had a Heisman Trophy Finalist since QB Ken Dorsey and RB Willis McGahee in 2002.

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Dorsey finished fifth in the 2002 Heisman Trophy balloting after finishing third as a junior during the 2001 Miami National Championship season. McGahee finished fourth in 2002 after rushing for 1,753 yards and a Miami program-record 28 TDs. King has thrown for 2,083 yards and run for 421 yards and three TDs this season.