For the first time ever, the Hesiman Trophy ceremony will be presented virtually due to the restrictions that COVID-19 has posed on public gathering.

The Heisman Trophy presentation is one of the biggest award ceremonies in the world of football, and it is a shame to know that it will not be presented in its traditional fashion.

The trophy will be awarded Jan. 5, 2021 with finalists appearing virtually via satellite.

The College Football playoffs begin on Jan. 1, 2021. Normally, the trophy would be awarded the following Saturday of the college football conference championship games. Due to the pandemic pushing back championship week to Dec. 19th, this posed a problem for the Heisman administration, as Christmas Day is the following Friday.

Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), Justin Fields (Ohio State), Kyle Trask (Florida), and Alabama's Mac Jones are the top four favorites as of right now. Monday, Dec. 21st will be the voting deadline for the Heisman Trophy. The finalists will be announced on December 24th -- Christmas Eve.

Will the results be known ahead of time in order for the winner to hoist the trophy or will the winner receive the trophy at a later date?

One aspect of the ceremony that will be different is the past winners will not be all gathered to welcome the newest winner into the Heisman fraternity. The pandemic has been disruptive to almost all aspects of life and the Heisman trophy presentation is just another example of that.

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