The Top 17 Heisman Trophy Candidates in 2017

16. Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway

2016 Stats: 7 TDs, 1,224 yards rushing, 5.9 yards-per-carry average

Pettway was the unquestioned fulcrum of the Auburn offense a season ago. Pettway’s ability to power through creases and explode into the open field helped make him one of the SEC’s most feared running backs.

With Jarrett Stidham entrenched at the quarterback position, the Auburn passing attack is expected to take a big step-up from a year ago. As such, less attention (in theory) will be placed on Pettway. Facing a nickel formation as opposed to one putting eight in the box should work well to Pettway’s advantage.

Current Heisman Odds: 30-to-1

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