Manti Teo has the big game performances, the individual accomplishment, the personal heroism, and the team leadership on and off the field, as well as the personal integrity and character (no jail time, like some) that fit the profile. He is deserving.
posted on 12/02/2012 8:48:15 PM PST
He has had a great season...but it's nothing others haven't done. He's not even CLOSE to being in the top of anything tackle wise...barely has 50% of what the record holder has. Von Miller had better stats (minus the INT's)...not as many total tackles...but almost as many solo tackles...and a LOT more sacks and TFL's.
On the flip side...no freshman has even done what Johnny has done...and setting the SEC record (destroying it actually) has to also count for something...considering he BEAT the records of two Heisman trophy winners.
Sorry, this is a NO-Brainer.
When considering a Heisman candidate, don't overlook Tyquion Ballard of the Whittier College Poets. He has six interceptions and 35 solo tackles and has forced two fumbles.
posted on 12/02/2012 9:07:23 PM PST
by Fiji Hill
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