Jake Browning suddenly in running for Heisman Trophy

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EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 08: Quarterback Jake Browning #3 of the Washington Huskies looks on prior to the game against the Oregon Ducks on October 8, 2016 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE – As if it’s not enough the Washington Huskies have played their way into the conversation for the College Football Playoff, quarterback Jake Browning is suddenly being mentioned as a serious contender for the Heisman Trophy.

Browning, a sophomore, was 22-for-28 passing in Saturday’s 70-21 win over the Oregon Ducks, throwing six touchdowns and no interceptions. He leads the nation with 23 touchdown passes this season for the undefeated Huskies, who are ranked No. 5 in the nation.

At least one betting website lists Browning as the fourth-best shot to win the Heisman at 10-1 odds. USA Today ranks him third.

One sportswriter who votes for the Heisman tweeted Monday that Browning is his No. 1 pick.

No Husky has ever won the Heisman. Steve Emtman came closest in 1991, finishing fourth.