You can throw a pair of Arizona Wildcats into the 2015 Heisman Trophy discussion.
Bovada, one of the nation’s leading online sports books, lists UA tailback Nick Wilson as a 33-to-1 shot to win next season’s Heisman award, and gives Wildcat linebacker Scooby Wright III 66-to-1 odds to earn the trophy.
Wright, who was the recipient of the 2014 Bednarik, Lombardi and Nagurski awards as a sophomore, was among the NCAA leaders in sacks, tackles for a loss and forced fumbles last season.
Wright was the only defensive athlete to make Bovada’s 31-player Heisman odds list. Former Michigan defensive back Charles Woodson (1997) was the last defensive player to win the award.
Wilson excelled as Arizona’s featured tailback in his freshman season, gaining 1,375 rushing yards and 17 total touchdowns in 2014 to help lead the Wildcats to a 10-win season and their first Pac-12 South championship. Alabama’s Mark Ingram (2009) was the last running back to earn the Heisman.
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott (6-to-1 odds) is Bovada’s 2015 Heisman favorite.