The Texas star running back finds himself among to top candidates to claim the Heisman Trophy this season. Texas running back Bijan Robinson is currently +3500 to win the Heisman, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
Bijan Robinson Odds of Winning 2022 Heisman Trophy
The Longhorns running back hasn't gone over 71 rushing yards in his first two games of the season, but he has found the end zone in both games. Robinson is effective when targeted in the passing game which lends to his value and keeps him relevant in Heisman discussions. He'll need to rack up more yards if he wants to win the Trophy this season.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Texas sports betting is currently prohibited so there are no sports betting apps in Texas legally offering odds on the Heisman Trophy. Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, which is available in other states, were used for this article.
A late-season injury derailed Robinson’s 2021 campaign and may have cost Texas a shot at a bowl game. Despite playing in only 10 games last season, Robinson finished with 1,128 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. He added nearly 300 yards receiving and four touchdown catches.
Why Are Bookmakers so High on Robinson?
Although late-season injuries derailed his 2021 campaign, Robinson still averaged better than 112 yards rushing per game on 5.8 yards per carry. Despite being a big back and 6-foot-0 and 215 pounds, Robinson was a stellar receiver out of the backfield.
He finished with 26 catches for 295 yards for an average of 11.3 yards per reception – a stellar number for a running back. Robinson eclipsed the 100-yard mark in six of Texas’ first seven games last season, which included a 216-yard effort in a 32-27 win over TCU.
Given how the Heisman Trophy has become a quarterback’s award, Robinson may need to eclipse 2,000 yards from scrimmage to have a realistic chance in 2022. Texas, as a team, will also likely need to do better than last season’s 5-7 record.
Texas has produced two Heisman winners, and both were running backs. The most recent was Ricky Williams in 1998, who left as major college football’s all-time leading rusher. The last player from Texas to finish in the top 10 in the Heisman Trophy voting was running back D’Onta Foreman, who finished eighth in 2015.
If Robinson wants to make a statement in 2022, he won’t have to wait long. After hosting Louisiana Monroe to open the year, the Longhorns will welcome Alabama on Sept. 10.
Bijan Robinson Heisman Odds FAQs
Bijan Robinson is currently +3500 to win the Heisman in 2022, according to DraftKings Sportsbook, which places him among the top candidates for the 2022 season.
Texas does not currently offer legal sports betting but anyone over the age of 21 can place a bet on Heisman odds as long as they are in a state with regulated sports betting like New York, Arizona or Virginia.