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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: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 4:59 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists


Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 4:36 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

My unbiased list:


Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:17 pm

The Clear Favorite and the Only Choice is


Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:03 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Honestly, if Robert Griffin III does not win this....the Heisman award has lost its value.  RG3 is hands down more valuable to his team and very much more statistically relevant at his position than the other candidates.  I believe that Mathiew had a legit shot until his suspension this year...he kinda screwed himself out of it.

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:40 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

WHy would Mathieu be a candidate....he was suspended for failing drug test and he lucked out on a touoch down that should have been a  touchback during the UGA game....

The suspension alone shoud disqulaify him....

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:08 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

If Richardson played on Wisconsin, he would have better numbers than Monte Ball.  Ball played against some cupcakes for the first 4 games this season (10 of his 38 TD's).

For what its worth, Richardson played against Kent St, N Texas, Vandy, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Ga Southern.  Stellar bunch there.  The only real difference is Bama spread out its patsies throughout the season instead of the first 4 games.  The B1G does not save Div-1AA pushovers for late November.

That said, I really don't care who wins the Heisman.  Most of the nominees are worthy.  The only guy who should not be there is Mathieu, who should not be rewarded for smoking synthetic.

Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:02 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

It seems like the Heisman Award candidates are morphing into the MVPs of the SEC (ie Mathieu) or BIG10 Championship Game (ie Ball) or some other late-comer who has a big game on THAT particular Saturday (ie lll)....mixed in with one or two that were promoted during the regular season (ie Luck and Richardson).  Since I do not do chime in... is for Weeden.  The Heisman lost any credibility with Mathieu on the list. (Had to have some dude from LSU on it, I guess) In my mind the Heisman has been a joke since Peyton lost it...............simply for never beating Florida.

Since: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:30 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

@swb14... Richardson put up his numbers WITHOUT being promoted. He did it in Alabama's normal, run-the-ball-down-your-throat style. Had he been promoted like Mr. Ball, his numbers would have been similar. He's bigger, WAY stronger, and faster than Ball is. Yes, Ball's numbers are OUTSTANDING, nobody can argue that, but you have to realize that he was being promoted just like Bo Jackson was with Auburn. Don't get me wrong, he's an amazing player. Richardson is just an all-around more impressive back to me. Stats aren't everything.

Since: May 15, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:25 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Apparently a player who is about break an NCAA total TD record (with an asterisk along with Barry Sanders 44TD's) isn't enough to win the Heisman according to you media hacks. Pleased that Montee Ball was invited to New York, but he should also be coming home with the hardware. Did anyone ever think someone was going to approach Barry Sanders numbers...probably not...but here is Ball. Had Montee Ball not been pulled in the 4th quarter of 6 different games, he might have already passed the 44TD's...but Bielema reigned him in.

Montee Ball for Heisman.
Are you serious?!  He was pulled in the 4th quarter against high school teams.  The Badgers SOS is so low you need a shovel to find it.  When the Badgers schedule college teams for the beginning of the year then we'll talk.  Next year, they will be a .500 club with Ball.

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:22 pm

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

There is no way that Mathieu belongs on this list.  Your team going undefeated and you having an above average, decent season does not make you a Heisman finalist.  Barkley should have made this list or it should have been left at 4.

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