BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Heisman Trophy will be handed out Tuesday night, but when you ask Alabama’s two Heisman finalist quarterback Mac Jones and wide receiver DeVonta Smith about how they feel, you’ll get a Nick Saban kind of answer.
“That’s a rat poison kind of question,” said Mac Jones.
As Alabama begins it’s prep for Ohio State, Jones and Smith say they’ll only take a few minutes to soak in the virtual Heisman ceremony and then it’s back to business.
“Just get in and get out, I’m not trying to have too many people around, I’m just trying to get to the next game,” said DeVonta Smith.
“Obviously the important thing is not letting that be a distraction from our next game because our next game is the most important game, that’s where we want to be and we’re finally here,” added Jones.
Smith, the Associated Press player of the year, and Jones are two of the most accomplished players in Alabama history and look to become the first Alabama player to win the Heisman since Derrick Henry in 2015.
“I would love to see another one of our players win the Heisman Trophy. I love when our players get recognized, I just don’t like to make predictions about things, but it would be a tremendous honor,” said Nick Saban.
The Heisman ceremony will be held virtually Tuesday night at 6:00 pm.