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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been an absolute juggernaut for the Crimson Tide in his first full season under center. We're nearly halfway through the college football season and, at this point, it looks like Tagovailoa will cruise to the Heisman title. 


He's thrown for 1,495 yards and 18 touchdowns on just 101 attempts and hasn't thrown an interception yet. He has an unprecedented passer rating of 258.4, and he's been so good that he hasn't thrown a pass in the fourth quarter of a game this season. That's because he's put Alabama up by so many points, there's no point in keeping him in the game late. 

He's putting on a historic performance and elevated himself above all other hopefuls in the latest odds for the Heisman-Trophy race. But when you're so much better than other players in your own class, how do your stats compare to previous Heisman winners?


SB Nation's Bill Connelly compared Tua's stats to those of the last eight Heisman winners and the result is unbelievable.

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Photo by: Bill Connelly/ SBNation.com.


Connelly's list didn't just compare each player's first six games. For the non-Tua quarterbacks, it is their six best games from that season. So even if you opt to use the best games from the recent Heisman winners, Tua still blows away nearly everyone. 


Baker Mayfield is the only player who surpasses him in yards per completion, while Jameis Winston just barely surpasses him in completion percentage. Other than that, Tua surpasses every other Heisman winner in every category on this list. 


The scary thing is, if Alabama went all out for the entire game with Tua under center, he could be even further ahead on this list. Remember he's doing this while only throwing the ball 17 times per game. That's next-level stuff. 


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