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Heisman Trophy Finalists Officially Revealed Before Saturday's Ceremony

Joe Burrow will join three other stars in New York for the Heisman ceremony
Joe Burrow will join three other stars in New York for the Heisman ceremony | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Championship weekend helped distinguish who was a legitimate contender Heisman Trophy, and these four superstars earned themselves a trip to New York.

LSU QB Joe Burrow and Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts, who will play against each other in the Peach Bowl, were named finalists for the Heisman Trophy, as were a pair of Ohio State Buckeyes in quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young.

Burrow completed 78 percent of his passes while throwing for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns for the No. 1 ranked Tigers. Hurts threw for 3,634 yards and 32 touchdowns at Oklahoma while adding 1,255 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground.

Young recorded 44 tackles and 16.5 sacks despite missing his two best chances to get sacks against Maryland and Rutgers, and represents the best opportunity for a defensive player to win the Heisman since Manti Te'o in 2012 or Ndamukong Suh in 2009. Fields threw just ONE interception all year, while throwing for 40 touchdowns and rushing for 10 more.

Burrow might be the favorite, but Hurts, Fields, and Young all have legitimate cases to be made. Come Saturday, one more name will be added into college football's most exclusive, legendary club.