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Hall, Purdy & Hutchinson among early 2021 Heisman odds

Jan 2, 2021; Glendale, AZ, USA; Iowa State’s Brock Purdy (15) passes against Oregon during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Breen-Arizona Republic

A trio of Cyclones are listed among the players with early odds for the 2021 Heisman Trophy.

Junior tailback Breece Hall, senior quarterback Brock Purdy and junior wide receiver Xavier Hutchinson are listed as players you can bet on to win college football’s most prestigious award. The 2020 Heisman Trophy was awarded to Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith on Tuesday.

Hall, who finished sixth in 2020 Heisman Trophy balloting, is tied for the 12th best odds on DraftKings Sportsbook at +3300. Purdy and Hutchinson are both listed at +10000 while Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler is the odds on favorite at +300.

Hall rushed for 1,572 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2020 while adding two receiving scores to set a new school record with 23 total touchdowns. The Wichita, Kan. native is a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, which is given annually to the nation’s best running back and will be awarded on Thursday.

Purdy threw for 2,750 yards and 19 touchdowns to nine interceptions while completing nearly 67 percent of his passes this past season. The owner of roughly 25 school records, Purdy will one of the nation’s most experienced and productive returning quarterbacks leading into 2021.

Hutchinson’s 2020 camp gain was a breakout one as he caught 64 passes for 771 yards and four touchdowns on his way to earning first-team All-Big 12 and Big 12 offensive newcomer of the year honors.

You can see the full list of 2021 Heisman Trophy odds right here.

Jared Stansbury

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Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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