Heisman Trophy Odds 2024

The Heisman Trophy is an exciting award for college football fans in Kentucky, and legal and regulated sportsbooks are available to place bets on the winner. While there is no guaranteed way to predict the award’s winner, several factors can influence the outcome.

Historically, quarterbacks from large, dominant college football programs have won the award more frequently than any other position, but players from smaller schools can also catch voters’ attention. It’s essential to keep an eye on a player’s performance throughout the season, including stats like passing yards, touchdowns, completion percentages, and the team’s overall success.

When placing futures bets on the Heisman Trophy winner, it’s important to shop around for the best odds from legal and regulated sportsbooks like DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM. By researching and considering the various factors influencing the outcome, you can make an informed decision and potentially win big on Heisman Trophy betting.

Current Heisman winner odds

Check out the table below for the latest Heisman Trophy winner odds. You can use our exclusive link to visit the site directly by clicking on the Heisman Trophy betting odds for your preferred sportsbook.

How do Heisman odds work?

Similar to most other sports betting odds, Heisman Trophy odds are set by oddsmakers based on a player’s perceived chances of winning the award. The odds to win the Heisman Trophy will change throughout the season as players’ performances and chances of winning shift.

In most instances, legal and regulated sportsbooks list Heisman odds in the American format, which represents the payout for every $100 wagered. Positive odds, such as +400, indicate the potential $400 profit for a $100 bet. Then, negative odds like -150 indicate that you must wager $150 to win $100. Negative odds are typically associated with the favorite to win a bet, while positive odds are for underdogs.

In the event of an injury or the season’s cancellation, the sportsbook’s specific rules will determine how bets are handled. Some sportsbooks may void all bets in a canceled season or refund bets in the event of an injury that prevents a player from competing. However, it’s crucial to check the specific rules and policies of the sportsbook before placing a bet to ensure you understand their terms and conditions.

Heisman betting trends and history

During the past 10 years, quarterbacks have dominated the Heisman Trophy race, winning the award eight out of 10 times. The only exceptions were in 2015 (running back Derrick Henry of Alabama) and 2020 (wide receiver DeVonta Smith of Alabama). In addition to offensive players, a few defensive players have received Heisman attention in recent years, although no defensive player has won the award since Charles Woodson in 1997.

When it comes to specific stats, quarterbacks’ passing yards and touchdowns are often significant factors in the Heisman race. Running backs’ rushing yards and touchdowns are also essential, while defensive players’ tackles and interceptions can be significant indicators of their success. However, other factors, such as a player’s overall impact on their team, individual accolades, and team success, can influence voters’ decisions.

In terms of class year, seniors and juniors historically have better Heisman chances, with only two sophomores and one freshman winning the award in the past 20 years. However, younger players have been receiving more attention in recent years. For example, Trevor Lawrence finished second in Heisman voting as a sophomore in 2019. Then, in 2022, USC sophomore QB Caleb Williams actually hoisted the award.

Analytics and advanced statistics have become more prevalent in college football in recent years, and it has also impacted the Heisman Trophy race. Many voters now consider advanced metrics such as QBR, total QBR, and yards per play when making their decisions. However, traditional stats and narratives still hold significant sway in voting.

Has anyone ever been a repeat Heisman winner?

Only Archie Griffin of Ohio State has claimed college football’s highest individual honor twice—in 1974 and 1975. Tim Tebow came close to repeating in the late 2000s, but Griffin remains alone.

When is the best time to bet on Heisman futures odds?

The best time to bet on Heisman futures odds can vary depending on several factors. It’s all about your risk tolerance vs. odds aspirations.

Generally, betting on Heisman futures early in the season can offer better odds. As the season progresses, player performance becomes more apparent, and the odds on the favorites tighten. However, there is also a higher risk of injury, unforeseen circumstances, or a player’s performance not meeting expectations if you bet early in the year. Waiting to bet on a Heisman will afford you more security and insight, but the odds won’t be as profitable.

Ultimately, the best time to bet on Heisman futures depends on individual circumstances, such as a player’s performance, team success, and changes in odds. Researching and staying informed throughout the season is important to decide when to place a bet. Additionally, shopping around at legal and regulated KY sports betting sites can provide better college football Heisman odds and increase the chances of a successful bet.

Has anyone won both the Heisman Trophy and the NFL MVP?

Yes, eight players have won both the Heisman Trophy and the NFL MVP award.

The first player to achieve this feat was Paul Hornung, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1956 while playing for Notre Dame and the NFL MVP award in 1961 as a member of the Green Bay Packers.

The other players who have won both the Heisman Trophy and the NFL MVP award are:

  • Jim Brown (Heisman Trophy 1957, NFL MVP 1957, 1958, 1965)
  • Roger Staubach (Heisman Trophy 1963, NFL MVP 1971)
  • O.J. Simpson (Heisman Trophy 1968, NFL MVP 1973)
  • Earl Campbell (Heisman Trophy 1977, NFL MVP 1979)
  • Marcus Allen (Heisman Trophy 1981, NFL MVP 1985)
  • Barry Sanders (Heisman Trophy 1988, NFL MVP 1997)
  • Cam Newton (Heisman Trophy 2010, NFL MVP 2015)

It’s worth noting that some of these players achieved this feat before the merger of the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL) in 1970. However, all eight players are recognized as having won both the Heisman Trophy and the NFL MVP award.

Heisman Trophy winners

Here is a list of the last 20 Heisman Trophy winners:

YearPlayerPositionWhere They Played
2022Caleb WilliamsQBUSC
2021Bryce YoungQBAlabama
2020DeVonta SmithWRAlabama
2019Joe BurrowQBLSU
2018Kyler MurrayQBOklahoma
2017Baker MayfieldQBOklahoma
2016Lamar JacksonQBLouisville
2015Derrick HenryRBAlabama
2014Marcus MariotaQBOregon
2013Jameis WinstonQBFlorida State
2012Johnny ManzielQBTexas A&M
2011Robert Griffin IIIQBBaylor
2010Cam NewtonQBAuburn
2009Mark Ingram Jr. RBAlabama
2008Sam BradfordQBOklahoma
2007Tim TebowQBFlorida
2006Troy SmithQBOhio State
2005Reggie BushRBUSC
2004Matt LeinartQBUSC
2003Jason WhiteQBOklahoma
2002Carson PalmerQBUSC

More NCAA football futures odds

Here are some common college football futures bets that you can place:

  • National Champion: Bet on the College Football Playoff National Championship winner.
  • Conference Champion: Bet on a team to win its conference championship game.
  • Win Total: Wager on a team’s total number of wins in the upcoming season.
  • Division Winner: Bet on a team to win its division.
  • Playoff Participant: Bet on a team to make the College Football Playoff. Some sportsbooks also post odds on a powerhouse team missing the CFP.
  • Bowl Game Winner: Back the winner of a specific bowl game (once matchups are announced).

These are just a few of the many NCAA football futures bets that you can place. Each KY college football betting site may offer different types of futures bets and odds, so it’s important to shop around and do your research before placing any bets.

Heisman Trophy FAQ

The Heisman Trophy winner is selected by a panel of more than 900 sports journalists and broadcasters from around the country. A popular fan vote is also tabulated, ultimately counting for one Heisman vote.

The University of Notre Dame has produced the most Heisman Trophy winners, with seven. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has the most conference Heisman Trophy winners, with 12.

The best-ever Heisman Trophy season is arguable, but some of the most dominant performances in recent memory include Cam Newton‘s 2010 season at Auburn, Lamar Jackson‘s 2016 season at Louisville, and Joe Burrow‘s 2019 season at LSU.

Newton and Burrow’s historical cases are certainly helped by also leading their teams to undefeated National Championship seasons in their Heisman years.

Several Heisman Trophy winners did not play in the NFL, including Army‘s Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis, who won the award in 1945 and 1944, respectively. Additionally, Florida State‘s Charlie Ward won the Heisman Trophy in 1993 but opted to pursue a career in professional basketball instead of football.

Only two freshmen have hoisted the Heisman Trophy: Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M in 2012 and Jameis Winston from Florida State in 2013.

New York sculptor Frank Eliscu designed the Heisman Trophy statue, which was first awarded in 1935.

Former University of Michigan star Desmond Howard popularized the “Heisman pose” celebration during his 1991 Heisman-winning season.