Oklahoma State has found its next Heisman candidate, and it isn’t Mason Rudolph. It’s punter Zach Sinor.
Sinor apparently felt slighted when he wasn’t selected as a Ray Guy Award finalist in 2016. So he’s setting his goals even higher in 2017. He’s launching his campaign for the Heisman trophy, complete with his own hashtag: #Sinor4Heisman
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The Cowboys’ punter is hijacking the campaign for Rudolph. He even stole the graphic Oklahoma State has used to promote the senior quarterback’s candidacy, with a small adjustment.
Sinor averaged 42.8 yards per punt last season, good for second in the Big 12. Texas punter Michael Dickson led the conference at 47.4 yards per punt.
However, Sinor had only one punt downed for a touchback in 2016, which tied for fewest in the league.
The Cowboys are expected to compete for the Big 12 title in 2017. But getting Sinor to New York as a Heisman finalist would be an even bigger accomplisment.