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Trey Sanders Heisman Trophy Odds & Analysis For 2020 Season

Going to be tough for Alabama’s Trey Sanders to win the Heisman this season because he’s not even the team’s primary tailback – then again, there could always be an injury to the starter. Here are two props available to wager at Mybookie on Sanders’ Heisman Trophy chances and Alabama’s 2020 college football season – assuming there is one – and an overview.

Trey Sanders Heisman Trophy Odds & Analysis For 2020 Season

Sanders was ranked as the No. 1 running back and No. 6 player overall out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., in the Class of 2019. He chose the Crimson Tide over a long list of potential Southern suitors, including Florida, Georgia, Texas, Florida State, Auburn and more. Sanders’ high school, the IMG Academy, is a boarding school that attracts some of the best athletes in the country. Sanders said his decision came down to Georgia and Alabama, but ultimately the relationships he had built with the Crimson Tide coaches won out. The opportunity Sanders was going to get at Alabama and the lengthy list of running backs to make it to the NFL from Tuscaloosa was appealing to Sanders and helped him make his final choice. The 6-foot, 214-pound running back was 247Sports composite’s top-ranked running back in his class for virtually his entire high school career. Sanders is a bigger, bruising back with a college-ready body. Sanders made a bold prediction as to how his first season in Tuscaloosa will go. “As a freshman at Alabama, I do plan on winning the Heisman, nothing less,” Sanders said. “If I come short, I will be a finalist. I will be in New York next year, looking forward to it.” Alas, he wasn’t correct as Sanders didn’t play at all as a freshman, taking a redshirt season due to injury after breaking his foot in August.  By all accounts, Sanders had been impressing during the first week of 2019 preseason camp while working with the first- and second-team offense, usually as either the third or fourth running back in the rotation. “Trey Sanders is doing really, really well in camp,” Coach Nick Saban said before the injury. “His work ethic is really good. He’s learning every day. His attention to detail seems to be pretty good. He’s got some ability that may be able to contribute to the team.” Sanders is going to be no better than the No. 2 tailback this year (barring injury) behind another Heisman candidate, Najee Harris. Harris carried the ball 209 times last season, the most attempts for an Alabama back since Derrick Henry’s whopping 395 in 2015. Alabama also has Brian Robinson Jr. and brings in a trio of four-star freshmen in Jase McClellan, Roydell Williams and Kyle Edwards. Despite losing four NFL first-rounders in Tua Tagovailoa, Jedrick Wills Jr., Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III, Alabama returns the majority of an offense that ranked No. 2 in the nation in scoring with 47.2 points per game last season. Tua’s brother Taulia has entered his name in the transfer portal. That leaves Alabama with Mac Jones, Paul Tyson and incoming freshman Bryce Young as the options at quarterback. One Sanders nugget: He led IMG Academy in receptions his senior year. Sanders is a versatile back capable of replacing a lot of what Josh Jacobs did for the offense two years ago in the passing game. The Tide open the season as two-touchdown favorites against Southern Cal on Sept. 5 at AT&T Stadium outside Dallas.  
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