Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) and tailback D'Andre Swift celebrate a touchdown against Murray State last Saturday.  
Photo: Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Three current, former Bulldogs among top seven Heisman candidates

Two Georgia football players -- and one former UGA player -- are among the top seven candidates to win this season’s Heisman Trophy, according to new odds provided this week by sportsbook BetOnline. 

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm has 14-to-1 odds to win the 2019 Heisman, the fourth best odds overall, while UGA running back D’Andre Swift is listed right behind him at 16/1. Former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields, now at Ohio State, also has 16/1 odds, as does Texas QB Sam Ehlinger. 

The favorite is Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa at 11-to-4 odds, followed by Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence at 3/1 and Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts, a transfer from Alabama, at 7/2. 

And if you’re wondering: BetOnline puts Georgia’s current odds of winning the national championship third best at 7/1, trailing Clemson’s 5/2 and Alabama’s 3/1. 

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Today’s Leadoff links

>> Georgia will set a Sanford Stadium attendance record at the Sept. 21 game against Notre Dame. That’s because 500 temporary seats will be added for the game, upping capacity to 93,246. Chip Towers has the interesting story behind that. 

>> A look at what offensive line injuries could mean for Georgia Tech, from Ken Sugiura

>> And here’s a quick look by D. Orlando Ledbetter at the Philadelphia Eagles, the Falcons’ opponent for the home opener Sunday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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