USC quarterback and Heisman fav Caleb Williams welcomes comparison to Patrick Mahomes

USC quarterback Caleb Williams wins the Heisman Trophy to become the seventh Trojan to take home the award as he welcomes comparisons to Patrick Mahomes

  • Caleb Williams took home college football’s highest individual honor Saturday
  • He officially becomes the seventh USC player to ever win the Heisman Trophy
  • NFL QB guru Tom House said Caleb Williams is the ‘second coming’ of Mahomes
  • Williams said the comparison was ‘pretty cool’ but felt he could do the same things the Chiefs quarterback is doing at the NFL level
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After a season where he went 11-2, just missing out on a College Football Playoff spot, USC quarterback Caleb Williams was awarded the Heisman Trophy as the nation’s best college football player.

Williams moved to Los Angeles from Oklahoma with head coach Lincoln Riley and put up a season featuring over 4,000 passing yards and 37 passing touchdowns.

He won the award ahead of other finalists including second-place finisher Max Duggan of TCU, third-place finisher C.J. Stroud of Ohio State and fourth-place finisher Stetson Bennett of Georgia.

The rest of the final results finished as follows: 5) Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee; 6) Bryce Young, QB, Alabama; 7) Blake Corum, RB, Michigan; 8) Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington; 9) Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas; and 10) Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina.

USC quarterback Caleb Williams has won the Heisman Trophy – college football’s top honor

By winning the award, USC is now tied with Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Ohio State for the most Heisman trophies of all time with seven.

This is because the Heisman Trophy in 2005 was awarded to Reggie Bush. After an investigation uncovered Bush received improper benefits, his award was vacated. 

Were it not for that decision, Williams would have broken a record for USC – allowing them to become the first school to have eight Heisman trophies.

Williams joins Mike Garrett, O.J. Simpson, Charles White, Marcus Allen, Carson Palmer, and Matt Leinart. 

Williams (far right) won ahead of (L to R) Stetson Bennett, Max Duggan, and C.J. Stroud

Williams (far right) won ahead of (L to R) Stetson Bennett, Max Duggan, and C.J. Stroud

Even at the college level, people are already beginning to compare Caleb Williams to NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes.

Williams was compared to the Kansas City Chiefs star by quarterback coach Tom House on a podcast with ESPN insider Adam Schefter.

On that podcast, House called Williams the ‘second coming’ of Mahomes, and Williams was asked about those comments. 

USC quarterback Caleb Williams

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes

Caleb Williams was called the ‘second coming’ of Patrick Mahomes by QB coach Tom House

‘It’s pretty cool I’d say just because everybody watches Patrick and sees all the cool things he can do.

‘I always said even in high school… obviously its special but I don’t think there’s anything I cant do that he’s doing out there. 

‘So I think its really cool like I said. I had comparisons to a bunch of other people so to have Patrick is cool.’

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