Jake Fromm, D’Andre Swift use ‘passion, guts, relentless effort’ to stay in Heisman conversation
Georgia football fans can follow along each week as UGA quarterback Jake Fromm and Bulldogs running back D’Andre Swift attempt to keep pace with the Heisman Hierarchy and look to punch their ticket to become Heisman finalists in New York City later this season. Check out the Heisman Hierarchy for weekly ratings for the players making their push for the Heisman Trophy. On this week’s edition of the Heisman Hierarchy, DawgNation honors Fromm and Swift for leading UGA to victory vs. Notre Dame.
Heisman Hierarchy Rankings for Week 4
1 — Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa
Tagovailoa threw five touchdowns against Southern Miss on Saturday, but lamented after the game that he needs to show improvement. However, what really needs improving is Alabama’s non-conference schedule.
2 — LSU QB Joe Burrow
Burrow set an LSU record with six passing touchdowns at Vanderbilt on Saturday. However, that might not have been the most impressive record set this weekend by the Tigers. That honor might go to its fans — which apparently really like vodka.
3 — Ohio State QB Justin Fields
Fields’ six touchdowns in the Buckeyes 76-5 win vs. Miami (Ohio) all came in the second quarter. He didn’t play in the second half. Miami’s defense apparently didn’t play in either half.
4 — Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts
The Sooners had a bye, and therefore didn’t play Saturday. However, Hurts made headlines last week for calling a social media compliment “rat poison.” Hurts’ statement shows that taking the quarterback out of Alabama is easier than taking Alabama out of the quarterback.
5 — Tie: Georgia QB Jake Fromm and RB D’Andre Swift
UGA coach Kirby Smart was glad to have Fromm and Swift in his team’s 23-17 win vs. Notre Dame Saturday. Smart praised Swift for running with “passion, guts and relentless effort,” and had nice things to say about Fromm as well. However, the biggest compliment for the Bulldogs’ duo may have been the fact the Fighting Irish’s only defense for them in the second half was to play dead.
For more info on the Heisman Hierarchy, check out DawgNation Daily each Monday for a special look at how Fromm and Swift compare to the weekend’s top performers.