Zach Moss or Heisman Canidate?

Since 1935 the Heisman trophy has reigned as the biggest individual honor in college football. Superstar collegiate athletes including Joe Burrow, Justin Fields, and Tua Tagovailoa. A big name missing from this list is Zaccheus Malik Moss, known as “Zack Moss,” from the University of Utah.

Moss grew up in Florida and before receiving an offer to play for the Utes he was an “absolute unit” his senior year of high school rushing for 1173 yards and 17 touchdowns. He originally committed to the University of Miami, but decided to recommit to Utah.

“And that’s another Utah, first down” is a phrase well known whenever Utah Utes running back, Zack Moss, touches the ball. Moss, without a doubt, will be enrolled in the University Hall of Fame, but that doesn’t stop many fans from comparing him with the “big boys” of the NCAA.

Leading the Pacific-12 Conference with 11 rushing touchdowns, he has claimed his role as a top tier football player. Averaging six yards per carry allowed him to easily break the Utes rushing yards record with five-eight more games left in his college career. 

Getting over 100 yards in five of his games this season has helped him set the record of 15 career 100+ yards games. Moss is on his way to be the first Ute to rush for 1000 yards in a season for the third time.

With all stats pointing him towards being a National contender for the Heisman award, Moss deserves to be considered for this great honor.

Some may agree with, Hillcrest High student, Matt Eldredge  “No, I feel like he is good but I don’t think that he is that good,” but he does believe that Moss would be a candidate if he played for a more prestigious program. The reason why Moss still deserves consideration for the Heisman award is because he is currently carrying the Utes to a spot in the College Football Playoffs.