Throughout the duration of Heisman history, only three schools have produced different winners in back-to-back seasons. However, a fourth program sits on the verge of being added to the list. Last year, Baker Mayfield rose through the ranks before claiming the prize as an Oklahoma Sooner. Now, Rodney Anderson possesses the same opportunity after FOX Sports labeled the running back ‘a dark horse’ candidate.
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Bursting onto the scene, Anderson amassed 1,079 rushing yards over the course of eight games alongside 11 touchdowns. The highlight certainly remained a 201-yard performance in the Rose Bowl against an SEC defense. Behind the performance, Anderson became just the second Sooner back to eclipse the 200 yard barrier in a bowl game. But, that’s just the start for the budding face of Oklahoma.
Completing the first healthy season of his career expectations continue to soar. Moving forward, the running back likely becomes the focal point of the Sooners offense while the coaching staff adjusts to life without Mayfield. Can Anderson follow up the breakout season with consistency to claim the Heisman Trophy? Only time will tell.