Chris Fowler will host the 2020 Heisman Trophy Ceremony from ESPN’s Bristol, Connecticut studios with Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor
ESPN will televise the “86th Annual Heisman Trophy Ceremony Presented by Nissan” on Tuesday, January 5, at 7PM ET.
It was announced today that ESPN reached a new multi-year agreement with The Heisman Trust to remain the exclusive home of the Heisman Trophy Ceremony.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Heisman Ceremony will originate from ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., studios for the first time. For the 27th straight year, Chris Fowler will host the one-hour telecast, joined by reporters Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor.
ESPN analysts and former Heisman Trophy winners Desmond Howard (1991) and Tim Tebow (2007) will also contribute remotely.
All Heisman finalists will appear via satellite from either their homes or schools. In addition, several Heisman Trophy winners will appear virtually.
The voting deadline this year is December 21st. Heisman voting will be based solely on on-field performances during the college football regular season through the conference championship games.
The 2020 Heisman Trophy Finalists will be announced during a 30-minute special on Thursday, December 24 at 7:30PM on ESPN.
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