The Rush: Historic Heisman winner overshadowed by virus surge in college, pros

DeVonta Smith of Alabama became just the second wide receiver in history, and first since 1991, to win the Heisman Trophy, next week’s CFP National Championship Game may be delayed, the Cleveland Browns announced five more positive COVID tests within their organization (including one for head coach Kevin Stefanski), and while USWNT F Alex Morgan and Baylor HC Kim Mulkey both tested positive, MLB Hall of Famer Hank Aaron received a vaccination. PLUS: Tim Tebow wrote a book about zombie dogs! Not really...but he did write a book.

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- To all the young kids out there that's not the biggest, not the strongest, just keep pushing. Because I'm not the biggest. I've been doubted a lot just because of my size. And really, it just comes down to you put your mind it, what you can do it.

- It ain't every day that you win the Heisman, especially when you catch the ball instead of throwing it. Alabama's DeVonta Smith became just the second wide receiver to win the award and the first since Desmond Howard did it in 1991. If you missed watching him on the field this year, don't worry, because he's playing in the National Championship game on Monday, assuming there is one. Due to quote "COVID issues" at Ohio State, there's reportedly been discussion about postponing the game to a later date, and I wish that was the only update about the rona I had to give you. But check out the title to our next segment.

Baseball Hall of Famer and civil rights activist Hank Aaron might have got the COVID vaccine yesterday, but not all rona news was good news. US soccer star Alex Morgan and Baylor basketball coach Kim Mulkey both announced they tested positive. So get well soon, ladies.

But right now, the COVID epicenter in the sports world is in Cleveland. That's where five more members of the Browns organization tested positive, including Kevin Stefanski. Yo, they're going to have to sign a head coach off the practice squad. But look, if all of this rona news is getting you down, well, we've got the perfect solution. Former football player and current former baseball player Tim Tebow released a children's book, but don't take my word for it.

TIM TEBOW: Bronco and friends have been invited to a special party, and they have to bring their puzzle piece. But they don't know where it is.

- That sounds pretty wholesome, right? Yeah, that's what I thought, too, until I read it's about Broncho, his dead dog. Dang. Yo, yo, you know it's messed up this year when positive dudes, like Tim Tebow, are writing about zombie dogs taking over the world.

That might be my worst fear, yo. Dogs are scary by themselves. When we talk about dead ghost dogs, oh no. That's like a sequel to Pet Cemetery. Tebow, why are you writing a horror film?