Texas QB Sam Ehlinger Tops in Money Wagered on FanDuel Sportsbook to Win 2019 Heisman Trophy

By Stephen Knox
Allstate Sugar Bowl - Texas v Georgia
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The Texas Longhorns had their best season since 2009 last year and quarterback Sam Ehlinger had a lot to do with that. His 3,292 yards and 25 passing touchdowns along with 16 rushing touchdowns helped lead Texas to a 10-4 record, a Big 12 Championship Game appearance and a Sugar Bowl win.

It seems like bettors were paying attention as more money has been bet on Ehlinger to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy than any other player on FanDuel Sportsbook.

What Year is Sam Ehlinger?

Ehlinger is a junior entering his third season with the Longhorns after appearing in nine games for Texas in his freshman season (2017-18) and all 14 of the Longhorns' games in his sophomore campaign (2018-19) last season. Texas is 15-8 in games that Ehlinger has appeared in between the past two seasons.

With Ehlinger sitting at +2000 odds, there's seemingly good value as the Texas offense has a chance to be even better this coming season. The return of No. 1 wide receiver Collin Johnson, who caught 68 passes for 985 yards to go along with seven touchdowns last season, combined with an offensive line that's returning three of its five starters from 2018, put Ehlinger in a favorable position to potentially match the 41 combined touchdowns he racked up last season.

While Clemson's Trevor Lawrence remains the favorite to win the Heisman, at +200 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, there could be some future movement if more and more money keeps being wagered on Ehlinger at his 20-to-1 odds.

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