Heisman Trophy Winner 2021: Twitter Reacts to Bryce Young's Presentation

Adam WellsDecember 12, 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 11: The Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Bryce Young from Alabama speaks at the 2021 Heisman Trophy finalist press conference at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on December 11, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
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Alabama has its second consecutive Heisman Trophy winner with Saturday's announcement that Bryce Young has been named the nation's most outstanding player.    

Young, who is in his first season as the Crimson Tide's starting quarterback, came out on top in a four-man group that included Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud. 

Bleacher Report CFB @BR_CFB

Welcome to the Heisman club, <a href="https://twitter.com/_bryce_young?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@_bryce_young</a> 🙌 <a href="https://t.co/sPsLmeek9t">pic.twitter.com/sPsLmeek9t</a>

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Bryce Young wanted to prove it to himself 💪 <a href="https://t.co/pl9706B8To">pic.twitter.com/pl9706B8To</a>

Rocco DiSangro @RoccoDiSangro

The Heisman selfie<br><br>(Instagram/bryceyoung) <a href="https://t.co/2h3E4vrmkb">pic.twitter.com/2h3E4vrmkb</a>

After spending much of the season without a clear Heisman front-runner, Young elevated himself to the front of the pack last weekend against Georgia. He threw for an SEC Championship Game-record 421 yards and accounted for four touchdowns in a 41-24 win. 

CBS Sports @CBSSports

421 pass yards (SEC Championship Game record)<br><br>40 rush yards<br><br>4 total TD<br><br>Bryce Young put on a SHOW. <a href="https://t.co/kNmmNZCdE4">pic.twitter.com/kNmmNZCdE4</a>


It's been a Heisman season to remember for Bryce Young and <a href="https://twitter.com/AlabamaFTBL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AlabamaFTBL</a>. <a href="https://t.co/xUWjewFaNO">pic.twitter.com/xUWjewFaNO</a>

Given how one-sided the results turned out to be, it certainly seems that lighting up a Bulldogs defense that had been the most dominant in the nation all season left a lasting impression on Heisman voters. 

Trevor Woods @WoodsFootball

Aidan Hutchinson finished 2nd in Heisman voting <a href="https://t.co/WRA6hVWXWU">pic.twitter.com/WRA6hVWXWU</a>

After the award voting was announced, Young got a shoutout on Twitter from fellow Crimson Tide Heisman winners:

DeVonta Smith @DeVontaSmith_6

BACK TO BACK ! <a href="https://twitter.com/_bryce_young?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@_bryce_young</a>

Mark Ingram II @markingramII

<a href="https://t.co/pa5f8cXPqd">https://t.co/pa5f8cXPqd</a> <a href="https://t.co/FD3dvIHWRQ">pic.twitter.com/FD3dvIHWRQ</a>

DeVonta Smith, the 2020 Heisman winner, included a special video message to his former teammate: 

Alabama Football @AlabamaFTBL

From one Heisman to another…<a href="https://twitter.com/_bryce_young?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@_bryce_young</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DeVontaSmith_6?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DeVontaSmith_6</a> <br><br>Welcome to the Fraternity <a href="https://t.co/2k3Oq4N49p">pic.twitter.com/2k3Oq4N49p</a>

Among the many byproducts of Alabama's incredible run of success under head coach Nick Saban is the program's dominance at producing Heisman winners.

PFF College Football @PFF_College

The 4th Heisman Trophy winner under Nick Saban🏆<br><br>Bryce Young, Alabama's 1st QB to win <a href="https://t.co/hFX4NzYYkc">pic.twitter.com/hFX4NzYYkc</a>

Matt Brown @MattBrownCFB

Bryce Young wins the Heisman and...<br><br>*Alabama is 6th school to win Heisman in back-to-back years<br><br>*Alabama joins 2004-05 USC and 1944-45-46 Army as only times one school had multiple top-5 finishers in back-to-back years<br><br>*Nick Saban joins Frank Leahy as only coaches of 4 winners

Brett McMurphy @Brett_McMurphy

Bryce Young becomes 1st Alabama quarterback to win Heisman Trophy. Also, SEC programs have won last 3 Heismans &amp; 8 of past 15

Since 2009, Oklahoma is the only other program in the country with multiple Heisman Trophy winners. The Sooners did it in back-to-back years with Baker Mayfield (2017) and Kyler Murray (2018). 

There's a strong possibility that Alabama could finish 2022 with a third consecutive Heisman Trophy. Young won't be eligible to turn pro until 2023, so he will return as the Crimson Tide quarterback next season. 

Given how dominant Young was this season and how unstoppable the Crimson Tide offense has been for the past four years, there's no reason to think a repeat win for the 20-year-old is impossible.