What CJ Stroud said at the Heisman Trophy press conference
NEW YORK CITY – The last time Ohio State fans saw CJ Stroud exiting the football field, he was disappointed after a 42-27 loss to Michigan, the Buckeyes’ first loss to their rival since 2011. The next time Scarlet and Gray fans see the quarterback will be when of the Heisman Trophy Ceremony on Saturday evening.
Stroud earned his spot to be a Heisman Trophy finalist, the third straight Ohio State quarterback to do so, with an impressive game this season. While the Buckeyes fell short of their goal of a fifth straight Big Ten championship and a return to the college football playoffs, Stroud had a successful year, completing 70.9% of his passes and throwing for 3 862 yards, 38 touchdowns and just five interceptions in 11 games played.
His fellow finalists, the Alabama quarterback, join Stroud in New York for the presentation of the Heisman Trophy. Bryce Young, Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson and Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny pickett. Stroud has already had a relationship with Young from their footballing days in Southern California and got to know Hutchinson a little after arriving in New York on Friday. (Pickett will arrive on Saturday after traveling to Baltimore to receive another award.)
On Friday afternoon, the three Heisman finalists in New York City addressed the media. Below is the video of Stroud’s press conference as well as everything Buckeye’s quarterback said during his tenure.