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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: Aug 24, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:06 am
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

That still doesn't make it right..



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:05 am
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

RG III was sensational all season.  We have to watch a "Mulligan BCS Game," so voters PLEASE don't make us watch another SEC Heisman winner.  Remind me to hire the SEC PR Hype Machine next time I launch a business....they are GOOD.  Many BCS Voters even bought into the notion that they are the only football conference in the nation.  Congrats to all in the SEC, your PR $'s are more effective than all the other conferences combined.

For me, I know OK State deserved a shot at knocking off LSU.  Just don't make me watch another slight by the Crimson (dead algea) Tide. Tongue out




Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:58 am
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

The media hyped Luck all year, and now it looks like he will not win the award.  If I had a vote, I would have RG III #1, followed closely by Ball.  After that, I could pick one of the other three out of a hat and be comfortabe with the pick.   



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:55 am
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Packersrock have you lost your mind who has wisconsin played this year, the guy is good but give everyone a brake act like you have a litte sense. l would be willing to bet your a wisconsin fan. Just yell SEC SEC SEC



Since: Dec 6, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:54 am
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

I thought the winner of this trophy was supposeed to have played near perfect football all year long.  If that be the case then the vote should be 1.Mathieu 2.Luck 3.Richardson 4.Ball 5.Griffin.  Depending on your slant 2 and 3 could be swapped around.  It would not be right to give this trophy to a quarterback that had a direct impact on three of his teams losses.  Ball his 2 losses were close and really could have went either way.  Still it is 2 losses.  If this trophy is awarded to Griffin,  then I will have about as much respect for it as I do the way they determine the 2 teams that play for the Title at the end of the year.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:46 am
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Its not even close, Montee Ball should win this by a landslide. He is about to break the record of the greatest college and pro running back of all time. This record was thought to be untouchable. If it wasn't for 2 plays this year, Wisconsin would be crushing LSU in the NC game.



Since: Dec 6, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:38 am
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

For all of you stats geeks out there... put down your calculators.  Watch the games with your eyes and trust what you see.  I don't care who has a few more TD's, who has a few more yards, who played in a championship game, etc.  When you watch Trent Richardson and see him for yourself, you'll see the guy is an absolute phenom.  Forget that his coaches have no creativity and run him up the gut against stacked boxes all game.  Forget that his QB play isn't taking any pressure off of him.  Forget all the noise and just watch this beast of a RB haul 5,6,7 guys on his back for the prettiest, ugliest, most brutal 5 yard carry you've ever seen.  And then watch him dance, cut, juke and outrace opponents as he uses his speed to go 76 yards.  And after this, if you think he's one-dimensional, watch him haul in a short pass on his finger tips and turn it into a 25 yard scamper.  Or pick up the blitz in pass-pro by taking on a 270lb DE like the man-child he is.

He's one of the most complete backs to ever play the game.  There is no perfect comparison against former RB greats because no one perfectly matches his running style.  He's totaly unique, and stats won't tell you that.  You've got to see it with unbiased eyes while you watch it for yourself.  Trust me.



Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:38 am
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

I can't wait to see what the Honey Badger wears.  



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:37 am
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

If I had a vote it be Trent Richardson this cat is one bad dude. my order of voting would be.

Trent Richardson
Robert G. III
Tyrann Mathieu
Andy L.
Montee Hall



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:33 am
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Ball and Griffin had the best collegiate seasons.  Either one is deserving.  Still ... it'd be a hoot if a great DB like Mathieu won it.   He won't, of course, but it'd be great if he did.   Just sayin.'


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