Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson finishes ninth in 2017 Heisman Trophy vote

Auburn football’s Kerryon Johnson didn’t get to New York City, but he’ll finish a strong 2017 season with a top-10 finish in the race for the Heisman Trophy.

Johnson finished ninth in the 2017 Heisman Trophy vote, according to the full results released Saturday night. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the award over two other finalists — Stanford running back Bryce Love and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Johnson rushed for 1,320 yards and scored 17 touchdowns on the ground despite missing two entire games and most of another one. He also added two receiving touchdowns and a passing touchdown.

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He was named the SEC offensive player of the year by both the Associated Press and the league’s coaches earlier this week.

The junior from Huntsville, Ala., is the first Auburn player to finish in the top 10 of the Heisman Trophy vote since Tre Mason came in sixth place in 2013. Johnson is the fifth Auburn player since 2000 to crack the top 10, joining Mason (sixth in 2013), Cam Newton (first in 2010), Jason Campbell (seventh in 2004) and Rudi Johnson (10th in 2000).

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