Bo Nix Sep 24, 2022; Pullman, Washington, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix (10) is chased out of the pocket by Washington State Cougars linebacker Francisco Mauigoa (51) in the first half at Gesa Field at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Bo Nix has had an outstanding 2022 season. The former Auburn Tigers quarterback transferred to the Oregon Ducks in the offseason. After several seasons guiding Auburn at QB, many wondered if Nix’s game was going to improve after reuniting with former offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham. And all that Nix has done since the Ducks were annihilated by Georgia is succeed. Nix is playing at a Heisman Trophy caliber and one former Duck seems to agree with that thought.

On the Jim Rome Show on Friday, Rome had Miami Dolphins defensive back and former Duck Jevon Holland on the show. Holland, who experienced Nix’s abilities firsthand, publicly stumped for the Ducks quarterback to not only go to New York City but to win the Heisman Trophy.

“Check the numbers, Bo Nix for Heisman!” said Holland on the radio show. “I’m backing him 100 percent.”

Nix’s numbers stack up really well against the competition. The Oregon signal-caller has completed 72.3 percent of his passes, averages 8.9 yards per attempt, and has thrown for 2,221 yards. He’s thrown 20 touchdowns, a career-high that’s only going to swell, and just five interceptions.

That is to say nothing of the terrific job he’s done on the ground either. His Heisman campaign also includes 441 rushing yards, 7.4 yards per carry, and a career-best 11 rushing touchdowns. In total, he has 31 touchdowns on the season. That’s a number that should rise with Oregon averaging over 40 points in their last seven games.

Those voting for the Heisman Trophy in December should keep their eyes on Nix as the season progresses. Especially after this public endorsement from a former Duck star.

[The Jim Rome Show]

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