82nd Annual Heisman Trophy Presentation on ESPN

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82nd Annual Heisman Trophy Presentation on ESPN

  • Classical hip-hop violin duo Black Violin to play during show

ESPN will once again be the exclusive home of the 82nd annual Heisman Trophy Presentation Presented by Nissan on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by Chris Fowler, along with college football commentators Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Tom Rinaldi and “Heismanologist” Joe Tessitore. Coverage will also include former Heisman trophy winners Desmond Howard, who is celebrating his 25th anniversary of receiving the award, and Tim Tebow, who won in 2007 prior to leading the Florida Gators to a national championship.

The candidates for the award include Lamar Jackson (Louisville), Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Jabrill Peppers (Michigan), Deshaun Watson (Clemson) and Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma).

The show will be complemented by the sounds of hip-hop duo Black Violin, who will share their mix of timeless and popular styles throughout the presentation.

Immediately after the Heisman Trophy presentation, ESPN Films will premiere its latest 30 for 30 documentary “Catholics vs. Convicts” at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film, directed by Patrick Creadon (Wordplay, I.O.U.S.A.), returns to the unforgettable 1988 football game between Notre Dame and the University of Miami that sparked far more than just a t-shirt. Additionally, a 30 for 30 Short about former Holy Cross football player Gordie Lockbaum debuted on the 30 for 30 Shorts site on Monday, Dec. 5. The 11-minute short film “The Throwback” looks back on the heady days when Lockbaum played both offense and defense and became a finalist for the Heisman Trophy—twice.

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Anna Negron

It was always a dream of mine to work at ESPN, and here I am! I joined the College Sports PR team in March 2016. Hailing from the great Garden State, I graduated from Seton Hall University (Go Pirates!) with a degree in sport management, where I not only sang the National Anthem at games, but was also a member of the Seton Hall Sapphires Dance Team and a student reporter for Pirate Sports Network. Before joining ESPN, I served as a Public Relations Associate for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
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