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How and what to watch at the 2021 Heisman Trophy ceremony on ESPN

We go over how to watch Tuesday’s presentation of the biggest individual award in all of college sports on TV and online via live stream.

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DeVonta Smith makes a touchdown catch next to Notre Dame s Nick McCloud during the 2021 College Football Playoff Rose Bowl game on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  Robert Franklin-USA TODAY Sports

Update 7:55 p.m. DeVonta Smith is the winner of the 2020 Heisman Trophy.


You can watch the 82nd presentation of the Heisman Trophy on Tuesday, January 5th at 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The ceremony normally takes place the weekend after the conference championship games, but was pushed back this year due to COVID-19. Instead of the finalists coming to New York City and doing their usual media tour however, all parts of tonight’s ceremony will take place virtually.

All 870 media voters and 57 previous Heisman winners had until December 21st to cast their ballots online, so any bowl game success these players might have had won’t be a factor in tonight’s winner.

There are four remaining players in contention for the award: Wide receiver DeVonta Smith of Alabama, quarterback Mac Jones of Alabama, quarterback Trevor Lawrence of Clemson, and quarterback Kyle Trask of Florida. Right now Smith is the favorite, listed at -100 to win the trophy at DraftKings Sportsbook, with Mac Jones at +700, Trevor Lawrence at +800, and Kyle Trask at +5000.

If you can’t watch the presentation on TV, you have the option to stream the matchup on WatchESPN or the ESPN app from your mobile device. If you don’t have a cable login, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the Heisman Trophy ceremony tonight.