NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 10: (L-R) Dede Westbrook of the Oklahoma Sooners, Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers, Jabrill Peppers of the Michigan Wolverines, Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners and Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals pose for a photo with the Heisman trophy during a press conference prior to the 2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is still over a month away but speculation on the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner has been raging for months. While a handful of quarterbacks from the College Football Playoff contenders have held the top spots for ages, there are plenty of players who can emerge and surprise us.According to the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook via 247Sports, 10 players have been given 20/1 odds or better.The top odds are actually tied between Alabama junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Clemson sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence at +275.Tagovailoa led Alabama to a national title win over Georgia in the 2017 season and followed that up with a Heisman trophy runner-up performance in 2018. Lawrence took over as Clemson’s starter in Week 5 and went on to lead the Tigers to an undefeated season, culminating in their 44-16 national title game victory over Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide.Three quarterbacks are tied for the third-best odds at 10/1: Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez, and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. Of the three, Hurts is the most experienced and part of the program that boasts the last two consecutive Heisman Trophy winners.In sole possession of sixth place is Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor at 18/1. Over the past two seasons he has rushed for 4,171 yards, a 6.9 yards/carry average, and 29 touchdowns.The final four players in the top ten are all quarterbacks from different Power Five conferences: Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, and Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger.Will the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner be one of these ten players, or will another under-the-radar player surprise us all?
“Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.”The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the baby’s uncle and aunt, are said to be “overjoyed and looking forward to meeting the latest addition to the family”.Thomas Markle, the Duchess’ father who has been estranged after a very public series of interviews, also shared his good wishes, telling a tabloid newspaper: “God bless the child and I wish him health and happiness, and my congratulations to my lovely daughter Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, and God save the Queen.”BritainTheresa May, the Prime Minister, shared her congratulations.”Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of their baby boy. Wishing you all the best at this happy time,” she said.Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, also tweeted his congratulations.”Congratulations to Meghan and Harry on the birth of their baby. I hope they’re all doing well.”The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, sent his congratulations, adding: “May God bless the new family with love, health and happiness.”The royal couple’s news featured on most of the front pages of the country’s press. Huge congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on the birth of their baby boy today. Becoming a parent is one of the greatest joys of life! #RoyalBaby pic.twitter.com/Cj2I8lzRSN— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) May 6, 2019 “Learned first hand 7 months ago how transformational becoming a parent is and couldn’t be happier for Meghan and Harry as they begin this adventure. £playdatesoon.” Ms Obama, the wife of former US president Barack Obama, was among those to send her congratulations.She tweeted: “Congratulations, Meghan and Harry! Barack and I are so thrilled for both of you and can’t wait to meet him. £RoyalBaby.”President Obama retweeted the message.Hillary Clinton sent their to the couple. Congratulations to the Prince & Duchess with their new baby boy! God Bless. pic.twitter.com/Rb5pqdEtHZ— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) May 6, 2019 “An Australian republic will mean that each child born today can grow up aspiring to the top job – regardless of their family, social status or wealth.”In New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the country would be donating to charities and planting trees to celebrate the occasion. “In line with their request we have not sent a gift, but the government is marking the birth with donations to two New Zealand child-centred charities,” Ms Ardern announced on Tuesday.”We are also donating 10 trees to Trees for Kiwi Babies, for native tree planting events during Matariki 2019. These donations will celebrate all New Zealand babies, as well as the new Royal baby,” Ms Ardern said.Ms Ardern said she wished the royal family all the best and hoped to see them in New Zealand at some point. United StatesMichelle Obama was among those to send their congratulations after the Duke and Duchess Of Sussex welcomed a baby boy. The front page of tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph ‘This little thing is absolutely to die for – I’m just over the moon’ #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/uVQaDBQXsM— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 6, 2019 An easel in forecourt of Buckingham Palace announces birth of baby boy in LondonCredit:Reuters Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said parenting was the best job there is.”The truth is there’s no better job than being a parent. Jill and I wish you the best of luck on your next chapter,” he said.Bishop Michael Curry, who gave a sermon about love at Harry and Meghan’s wedding, tweeted: “The Jewish tradition reminds us that the birth of every child is a reminder that God is not finished with us yet. There is hope. Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and prayers of blessing for them and their baby.”CelebritiesPatrick J Adams, who starred alongside Meghan in the US legal drama Suits, suggested his seven-month-old daughter could be a friend of the royal baby.He wrote on Twitter: “Just heard that the world just got heavier by 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Much love to him and his incredible parents. US chat show host Ellen DeGeneres also sent her congratulations via Twitter.She said: “The £royalbaby is here! Congratulations, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The baby is 7th in line for the throne, which is crazy, because right now I’m 7th in line for the key-making kiosk at my grocery store. @RoyalFamily”Wendell Pierce, also of The Wire, sent his blessings on Twitter. Scott Morrison told Radio Triple M he also was excited when the couple broke the news in October that the Duchess of Sussex was pregnant. Just heard that the world just got heavier by 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Much love to him and his incredible parents. Learned first hand 7 months ago how transformational becoming a parent is and couldn’t be happier for Meghan and Harry as they begin this adventure. #playdatesoon— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) May 6, 2019 EXPRESS: It’s a boy! #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/6lqJ07hqis— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) May 6, 2019 “The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage. The Australian Republic Movement was a little less excited. It said it “warmly congratulates Harry and Meghan on the birth of their son”, but added that their sentiment extended to “all Australians who welcomed a child into the world today”.”We look forward to when our head of state is chosen by Australians, and on merit, instead of birth right,” the movement said in a statement. The entire #Suits family sends their congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on the birth of their baby boy! 💙 https://t.co/tayfmGEm8Y— Suits (@Suits_USA) May 6, 2019 Bill and I send our warmest congratulations to Meghan, Harry, and the entire @RoyalFamily for the new addition! What a blessing.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 6, 2019 It was not just stars from the US who sent their congratulations.Former One Direction star Liam Payne said: “Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the birth of your baby boy. So happy for the both of you.”Australia and New ZealandAs the place where the couple’s pregnancy was first announced, royal baby fever has been building for months Down Under.Australia’s prime minister welcomed the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan’s son, recalling the British royals’ excitement when they announced the pregnancy during a visit to Sydney. DAILY MAIL ROYAL SOUVENIR EDITION: ‘This little thing is absolutely to die for’ #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/N573GxgF8x— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) May 6, 2019 Chloe and I are delighted for Harry and Meghan on the arrival of their baby boy. They are a lovely couple and will make wonderful parents. pic.twitter.com/zeKZe6uTyV— Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) May 6, 2019 Morrison said: “It’s great that the wonderful day has come and everybody is well.”He added: “It’s wonderful. I mean every time a baby is born it’s fantastic, doesn’t matter it’s a royal baby or anyone else’s baby, it’s always a great moment for the family,” the prime minister said.”Jenny I got to meet the both of them when they were out here last year and we spent a bit of time with them. They’d just announced the fact that they were going to have a baby and they were really excited and my girls were really excited too and so it’s great that the wonderful days come and everybody is well.”Bill Shorten, the Labor leader, also sent his congratulations via Twitter. Actor Sarah Rafferty also tweeted that “hearts are leaping for a beautiful, wondrous and healthy baby boy!””Sending much love and wishes for every blessing across the pond today and everyday,” she said.The Suits official Twitter account replied to Royal Family’s tweet announcing the birth and wrote: “The entire £Suits family sends their congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, on the birth of their baby boy!” The birth of the Duke and Duchess’ son has drawn congratulations from around the world, with celebrity friends and political figures reacting to the royal couple’s news. Harry announced to the world on Monday his wife had given birth to a boy and could not hide his happiness at becoming a father for the first time, to a baby he said was “absolutely to-die-for”.The seventh in line to the throne baby boy – an eighth great-grandchild for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh – arrived at 5.26am on Monday, weighing 7lb 3oz.The as-yet-unnamed infant was believed to have been born in the sanctuary of Frogmore Cottage – the Sussexes’ home on the Windsor Estate. But the Daily Mail reported that Meghan had her son at a London hospital, possibly The Portland.Following the news, here’s a round-up of how the world reacted.Royal family and relativesThe siblings of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, were included in the formal announcement from Buckingham Palace, in a moving gesture.“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news,” it said. MIRROR: I’m so incredibly proud of my wife #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/ovPpv3mQh6— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) May 6, 2019