2022 Heisman Trophy Odds: 4 Biggest Movers Include Hooker

Written By Brett Gibbons on October 19, 2022
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With seven full weeks of college football in the rearview mirror, let’s take a look at the Heisman Trophy. There’s been a ton of shakeup in the college football ranks and a lot of movement in futures odds. Names like Bryce Young and Devin Leary have fallen off odds boards while CJ Stroud maintains his stranglehold. Below, we’ll look at four of the biggest Heisman odds movers thus far.

Who took the biggest jump from preseason marks to now? How do each project out moving forward?

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Biggest Heisman Trophy Odds Movers

Preseason odds below are reflective as of June 2022. To place a bet on players, click on the odds in the text or in the table below.

Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

Preseason odds: +5000

Best current odds:

Hendon Hooker’s meteoric rise up the Heisman odds board looks similar to that of 2019 Joe Burrow. He was featured in our preseason Heisman Longshots dive as having exhibited indicators of this kind of progression in his game. What really shot Hooker to the top was Tennessee’s massive win over Alabama in Week 7 where he threw for 385 yards and five TD passes.

One more major test stands ahead of the Vols– a road game at Georgia in Week 10. A victory there would not only likely push Hooker to the top of Heisman odds boards, but likely Tennessee to the top of National Championship odds boards. However, a valiant effort in a loss likely won’t be the end of his Heisman campaign nor Tennessee’s bid at a Playoff berth.

Blake Corum, RB, Michigan

Preseason odds: +8000

Best current odds:

Blake Corum was a secret to nobody despite sitting behind star RB Hassan Haskins last season. As a sophomore, he piled up nearly 1,000 yards and 11 TDs at a 6.6-yard average. This year, Corum is playing fully off the chain and leading the nation with 13 TDs through seven games. The Michigan offense runs through Corum to the sixth-most points per game (42.7) and the 12th-most yards per play (6.8).

While Corum’s seen a massive jump in his Heisman odds, he’s going against a very strong QB class– a position that’s dominated the award historically. Likely, he’s in the running with Texas’ Bijan Robinson and Alabama’s Jahmyr Gibbs for the Doak Walker Award.

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Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA

Preseason odds: OTB

Best current odds:

Before the season started, Dorian Thompson-Robinson may not have even been the starter for the Bruins. For a brief period of time, UCF transfer QB Dillon Gabriel announced his intent to transfer to UCLA before going to Oklahoma. Fast forward seven weeks in the college football season and DTR is leading the Bruins to a top-10 ranking and he himself into the top 10 in Heisman odds.

DTR is setting career marks in completion percentage (74.8%– second in FBS) and yards per attempt (9.3) while boasting a 15:2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. A Week 8 road tilt against the Oregon Ducks will have massive implications on his odds moving forward. It’s a true make or break game for DTR’s Heisman campaign.

Adrian Martinez, QB, Kansas State

Preseason odds: +12500

Best current odds:

Remember the maligned Adrian Martinez that headlined college football jokes at Nebraska? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Elementary-level coaching and a disaster of a football program helped Martinez along to committing more turnovers than anyone else in college football over the last three seasons. This year in a much-more stable Kansas State system, Martinez is taking care of the football and making a run at Heisman conversation. His largest jump this season came after he rushed for four TDs against Oklahoma.

Another nuclear performance like that against a TCU, Oklahoma State, or Texas will keep him near the top of boards.

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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