The Columbus Dispatch

QB Bryce Young of Alabama voted AP Player of the Year

- — Wire reports

Alabama quarterbac­k Bryce Young is The Associated Press college football player of the year, giving the Crimson Tide its second consecutiv­e winner.

Young received 42 of 53 first-place votes from AP Top 25 voters and 137 points to easily finish ahead of Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson (four first-place votes, 67 points) for the AP Player of the Year honor presented by Regions Bank.

Pittsburgh quarterbac­k Kenny Pickett was third; Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was fourth; and Ohio State quarterbac­k C.J. Stroud was fifth.

Young, Huchinson, Pickett and Stroud are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented Saturday in New York.

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