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Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:21 pm
Edited on: December 5, 2011 6:28 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

One of the most wide-open Heisman races in recent memory has entered the final stage, with the finalists for this year's Heisman Trophy being named on Monday evening.

The following players will be in attendance for the presentation of the award in New York City, in alphabetical order:

Montee Ball, Wisconsin
Robert Griffin III
, Baylor
Andrew Luck, Stanford
Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
Trent Richardson
, Alabama

The iconic stiff-arm trophy will be presented to "the most outstanding player in collegiate football" on Saturday evening in the official ceremony hosted by the Heisman Trophy Trust.  The last time five players were finalists for the Heisman Trophy was 2009 when Mark Ingram, Toby Gerhart, Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow, and Ndamukong Suh all made the trip to New York.   

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:18 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Griffin should win this easily, it is for best player and Baylor without him isnt even ranked or going to a bowl. The same cannot be said about any of the others, Richardson/Ingram just another RB on a stacked Bama team. Luck is good but not a gamechanger like RG3 and Stanford without him is still a good team maybe with a loss or two more. Mathieu is probably the strongest competition for RG3 if this is truly being voted on fairly, he is a stud and makes an impact on D as well as Special Teams a real game changer. I feel That Barkley got ripped off being left off this list and had to overcome alot of obstacles this year and still had amazing numbers, he may be better than Luck and USC's troubles doomed him. Again if RG3 doesnt win this will be almost as big a flop as the LSU/Bama rematch decision, giving Bama (not even a conference champ) a shot at the national title is a joke.

Since: Jun 7, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:18 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Barkley should definetely be on the list he had a awesome year, without the talent they usually have.  I like Luck but he didn't even have the best numbers in his own conference, it was Barkley.  The NCAA is doing everything they can to beat down USC and keep them out of the spot light and this is another example, there was no way they were going to let someone from a school that is being penalized and sanctioned have a chance at getting the Heismen.  And if you want to talk about running backs then without a doubt Ball should win in a landslide over Richardson.  I think Richardson will be a better pro but that is not what this is about.  Ball had an incredible season and is 1 TD away from breaking the great Barry Sanders TD record of 39.  Are you kidding me 38 TD's is incredible and way better than what Richardson did this season with a weak schedule.

Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:13 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Lamichael James would have been in there if he would not have misssed a game or two, probably should have been anyway. Typical East Coast bias.From what I have  seen I would pick Mathieu, he does it all superbly.

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:11 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

KeeperInc, the SEC is a two team conference this year.  I'm with you on Bama and LSU, but Ark and Georgia would be no better than 4th and 5th in the Big 12, which this year has the "strong from to to bottom" claim missing in the SEC this year.  All the rating services agree with me, it isn't just my opinion.  And outside of the 4 you mentioned, the rest of them except for SC are dogmeat.  SC would be 7th or 8th in the Big 12.  Several of the others are in the Kansas echelon.

Since: Feb 6, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:05 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

LaMichael James  leads the nation in rushing, not trent richardson

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:03 pm

Yo, Tobiass2006!

What does "voters remember Ron Dayne" have to do with Montee Ball's chances of winning the Heisman?  I don't think he'll win it either, but Dayne was certainly worthy as the all-time leading college rusher.  Or did I miss the fine print about requiring sustained NFL success?  The Heisman list is littered with NFL flops.  (Johnny Rodgers, Danny Wurfell, etc. etc.)  So what?  It's a college award.  Dayne's inability to stop eating and/or excel at the next level has nothing to do with Ball.  Shouldn't anyway--though I'll grant that if Luck wins it, it will be primarily because everyone knows he'll be the #1 NFL draft pick.  Look at the stats and there are at least five QBs who had better years than he did--including Wisconsin's Russell Wilson.

Since: Jan 20, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:03 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

The Heismen trophy is garbage!  Matt Barkley threw for 39 touchdowns,ran for 2 more.For a total of 41 touchdowns.Plus would of had 4 or 5 more touchdowns if USC we allowed to play in the Pac 12 championship.On top of that USC would of been undefeated this year,with several players tranfering to other schools in the SEC,and having huge impacts away from USC.Thats quality depth missing on USC depth charts!Kiss

Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:01 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

You've got no class pal.

Saban is one of the hardest working coaches in football. You're obviously  an Auburn or LSU fan.

Your opinion has no merit whatsover.    &

Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:01 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Please the SEC is down? They will win another National Championship and have the most players who go to the NFL year after year. Arkansas, Georgia, LSU, and Alabama would win a series against any other team in the country and i am not even a SEC homer. I even agree with most that Barkley should have been a finalist. I will also agree like most people that there should be a playoff system but we all know its all about money, hence the reason Boise State didnt make a BCS bowl game.

Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:59 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

How does the SEC command any politics? Less people there than the Big 10, less than the PAC 10, less than the Big 12. Haven't they earned it. They won the championship for 5 yrs. And every year the SEC teams win big in the bowl games. Every year watch how they'll put the 4th place team from the SEC against the 2nd place team from the ACC etc. Still in many cases the SEC team will win.

Who did Baylor play outside the big 12?

Just my thoughts   

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