Saturday, December 11, 2010

Heisman Trophy!

Life in America is aggravated today.  Ryan Mallet was not invited to the Heisman Trophy ceremonies.  For some reason he is not considered one of the top four players in the country.  I disagree with this.  It is obvious that Cam Newton is the favorite but below is everyone that was invited with there accolades.  Ryan Mallet has to be as good as these guys.  What is the problem with people.

James is looking to take home Oregon's first Heisman Trophy award.  The sophomore rushed for 1,682 yards, averaging 6.0 yards per carry.  He finished the season with 21 rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.  James leads the nation in average rushing yards per game with 152.9.   James broke the Pac-10 record for rushing yards by a sophomore and ranks second on Oregon's single-season rushing list, 40 yards away from equaling Jonathan Stewart's record.  James holds the Oregon single-season record for most rushing touchdowns scored.

Luck would be Stanford's second Heisman winner.  Jim Plunkett won the award in 1970.  This season, Luck passed for 3,051 yards and 28 touchdowns.  He also rushed for three touchdowns. Luck holds the Stanford school record for single-season touchdown passes and total yards on offense (3,489).  The junior is one of four quarterbacks in school history to throw for over 3,000 yards in a single season. Luck is also on pace to set single-season records for completion percentage and passing efficiency rating.

Moore is the first Boise State player to be named a Heisman finalist. Moore finished seventh in the 2009 Heisman Trophy voting.  This season, Moore passed for 3,506 yards and 33 touchdowns. Moore has broken school records for career completions (803), passing yards (10,528) and touchdowns (97).  Moore is one of five active players with 10,000 passing yards and is the only junior on the list.  Moore is also one of four Broncos to throw for at least 3,000 yards in a season, and is the only one to do so three times.

Newton attempts to become Auburn's third Heisman winner, following in the footsteps of Pat Sullivan (1971) and Bo Jackson (1985). This season, Newton passed for 2,589 yards and 28 touchdowns.  He also rushed for 1,419 yards and 20 touchdowns.   Newton is the first SEC player to ever throw for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a single season.  He also became only the second player in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history to throw and run for 20-plus touchdowns in a single season, joining 2007 Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow.

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