2021 Heisman Trophy Odds Tracker
- The Heisman Trophy is college football’s most prestigious individual award
- Spencer Rattler has opened as the favorite to win the award in 2021
- See the odds for the favorites and longshots, starting from last year’s title game right up to award week
Every season, this page tracks the favorites for college football’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy, by averaging out the futures available at major online sportsbooks.
Predicting who will win is a difficult exercise, especially in the preseason. The last three winners – Kyler Murray (2018), Joe Burrow (2019), and Devota Smith (2020) – were either off the board or extreme longshots before Week 1.
Heisman Trophy Favorites
- Apr. 23: Rattler has faded from +371 to +513 but remains the favorite. Second-favorite DJ Uiagalelei improved from +783 to +713.
- Jan. 12: Georgia QB JT Daniels (+1225) has jumped Miami pivot D’Eriq King (+1375) for the final spot in the top five.
- Jan. 5: Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler (+3620) is favored over Alabama QB Bryce Young (+594), Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei (+800), and UNC QB Sam Howell (+967)
Latest Heisman Trophy Odds
|Player||Odds at DraftKings|
|Spencer Rattler (QB, Oklahoma)||+550|
|DJ Uiagalelei (QB, Clemson)||+600|
|Bryce Young (QB, Alabama)||+800|
|Sam Howell (QB, UNC)||+1700|
|D’Eriq King (QB, Miami)||+2000|
|Bijan Robinson (RB, Texas)||+2000|
|JT Daniels (QB, Georgia)||+2000|
|Kedon Slovis (QB, USC)||+2500|
|Jayden Daniels (QB, Arizona State)||+3300|
|CJ Stroud (QB, Ohio State)||+3300|
|Matt Corral (QB, Ole Miss)||+3300|
|Breece Hall (RB, Iowa State)||+4000|
|Casey Thompson (QB, Texas)||+5000|
|Tank Bigsby (RB, Auburn)||+5000|
|Max Borghi (RB, Washington State)||+5000|
|British Brooks (RB, North Carolina)||+5000|
|Malik Cunningham (QB, Louisville)||+5000|
|Dillon Gabriel (QB, UCF)||+5000|
|Hendon Hooker (QB, VA Tech)||+5000|
|Marcus Major (RB, Oklahoma)||+5000|
|Jack Miller III (Ohio State, QB)||+5000|
|Bo Nix (QB, Auburn)||+5000|
|Brock Purdy (QB, Iowa State)||+5000|
|Desmond Ridder (QB, Cincinnati)||+5000|
|Spencer Sanders (QB, OK State)||+5000|
Heisman Trophy Longshots
Who Usually Wins the Heisman Trophy?
Quarterbacks had a run of four straight Heismans broken in 2020 by Alabama WR Devonta Smith. On the whole, though, pivots are still dominating.
Heisman Trophy Winners Since 2000
|2020||Devonta Smith||Wide Receiver|
|2015||Derrick Henry||Running back|
|2011||Robert Griffin III||Quarterback|
|2009||Mark Ingram Jr||Running back|
|2005||Reggie Bush||Running back|
For those of you playing along at home, that’s 17 QBs and 3 running backs.
The last Heisman to go to a different position was Charles Woodson’s 1997 win. Before that, it was Desmond Howard in 1991, then Johnny Rodgers (who was kind of a running back) in 1972, and then Notre Dame end Leon Hart in 1949.
|Position||Number of Heisman Trophies since 2000|
Heisman Trophies by Conference
The SEC and Big Ten dominate the top candidates for 2019, yet again. This is not new.
But while the SEC has actually followed through with their Heisman Trophy candidates lately, the Big Ten has only produced two winners since 2000 and none since 2006 (Troy Smith, Ohio State).