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Ohio State football: Pair of Buckeyes among Heisman Trophy finalists

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Ohio State quarterback left with a sprained knee but returned to throw a highlight-reel touchdown pass.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The four Heisman Trophy finalists were revealed Monday night, and three of them have played for Ohio State.

The perceived front-runner, Joe Burrow, does not suit up for the Buckeyes anymore, though.

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A quarterback from Athens, Ohio, Burrow traded his scarlet and gray for the purple and gold of the LSU Tigers last year.

This season he has his new team ranked No. 1 in the polls and the College Football Playoff rankings.

Meanwhile, the Ohio State machine has chugged along.

The second-ranked Buckeyes are 13-0 Big Ten champions thanks in large part to the contributions of Chase Young, Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins.

All three have been discussed as Heisman candidates this season, but only Fields and Young will join Burrow in New York City when the winner of the stiff-arm statue is announced on Saturday night.

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is also a finalist.

Burrow is No. 2 in the nation in pass efficiency while Hurts is third and Fields is No. 4.

Dobbins is third in the nation in rushing yards (1,829) while Young leads the nation with 16.5 sacks.