The Heisman Trophy is awarded to the year’s most outstanding college football player in this ceremony on ESPN Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8pm ET, with Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, Clemson QB Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook and Michigan LB Jabrill Peppers the finalists invited to New York City. Below is ESPN’s press release with additional broadcast details:
— The Heisman Trophy (@HeismanTrophy) December 10, 2016
Classical hip-hop violin duo Black Violin to play during show
ESPN will once again be the exclusive home of the 82nd annual Heisman Trophy Presentation Presented by Nissan on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by Chris Fowler, along with college football commentators Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Tom Rinaldi and “Heismanologist” Joe Tessitore. Coverage will also include former Heisman trophy winners Desmond Howard, who is celebrating his 25th anniversary of receiving the award, and Tim Tebow, who won in 2007 prior to leading the Florida Gators to a national championship.
The candidates for the award include Lamar Jackson (Louisville), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Jabrill Peppers (Michigan), Deshaun Watson (Clemson) and Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma).
The show will be complemented by the sounds of hip-hop duo Black Violin, who will share their mix of timeless and popular styles throughout the presentation.
Immediately after the Heisman Trophy presentation, ESPN Films will premiere its latest 30 for 30 documentary “Catholics vs. Convicts” at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film, directed by Patrick Creadon (Wordplay, I.O.U.S.A.), returns to the unforgettable 1988 football game between Notre Dame and the University of Miami that sparked far more than just a t-shirt. Additionally, a 30 for 30 Short about former Holy Cross football player Gordie Lockbaum debuted on the 30 for 30 Shorts site on Monday, Dec. 5. The 11-minute short film “The Throwback” looks back on the heady days when Lockbaum played both offense and defense and became a finalist for the Heisman Trophy—twice.