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  • Five Heisman Trophy Finalists Revealed

    12/06/2016 4:25:36 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    Yahoo Sports NewsT ^ | 12-6-2016 | Sam Cooper
    Sam CooperDecember 6, 2016 The 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists were unveiled Monday night with five players earning invitations to the ceremony Saturday night in New York City. The finalists are: Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook and Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers. Before Alabamas Derrick Henry (Running Back) won it last year, a quarterback had taken home the Heisman in five straight seasons. With Jackson considered the heavy favorite, a new streak of quarterbacks could begin in 2016. In addition to the five finalists, there were quite a few...
  • Heisman Winner Derrick Henry: ‘Always Keep God First. Always Pray. Don’t be Afraid to Pray.’

    12/14/2015 8:24:46 AM PST · by xzins · 27 replies
    CNS ^ | December 13, 2015 | Staff
    In his speech accepting the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, Alabama running back Derrick Henry said that he gets on his knees every night and prays and advised kids to keep God first, always pray, and know that God will hear their cry. “I just want to talk to the kids that are looking and watching this TV today,” Henry said. “I just want to give you all advice. I am hoping I am someone you can idolize yourself behind and look up to because God is everything. Always keep God first. Always pray. Don’t be afraid to pray. He...
  • Heisman Trophy should be next honor for Navy’s Keenan Reynolds

    11/23/2015 6:42:15 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 Nov 2015 | Thom Loverro
    Here is the forgotten, unpublicized, little-regarded mission by the Heisman Trust — the group that is responsible for the Heisman Trophy: “The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.” Excellence with integrity. Who would have thought? (more at link)
  • I Suspect A Navy Fan Hacked the Heisman Site

    I'm suspecting some enterprising Navy fan hacked the Heisman Trust website to more prominently display Navy QB Keenan Reynolds name atop the list of Heisman aspirants. I first visited this page early today, 17 NOV. The list of aspirants were listed in alphabetical order by last name. Midshipman Reynolds was the last aspirant listed. I subsequently revisited the page and noticed Reynolds was relisted separately at the top of the page with slightly different formatting. I'm not smart enough to decipher the source code, but can anyone investigate and expound on this change?
  • The Worst Heisman Winners to Ever Play in the NFL

    07/28/2015 1:33:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    Worthly ^ | February 3, 2015 | Nick Dimengo
    The Heisman Trophy might just be the most prestigious individual award in all of sports. Its a symbol of everything that stands for college football, with one player each year joining an exclusive fraternity for his on-field success. And, over the years, we have seen some great players go on to win the award and make a name for themselves in the NFL. Unfortunately, having the stiff-armed statue doesnt always lead to that kind of pro career, and these 20 of the players who found that out, as theyre the worst Heisman Trophy winners to ever play in the NFL.

    01/08/2015 7:00:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 7, 2015 | William Bigelow
    Jameis Winston, winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy, has opted to enter the NFL Draft. The Florida State quarterbacks father, Antonor, said his son will forgo his junior season and enter the NFL draft, according to ESPN. Antonor Winston said that his son had initially wanted to announce his plans until after the College Football Playoff National Championship game but, after praying Tuesday night, decided he would acknowledge his plans on Wednesday.
  • Jameis Winston suspended for half vs. Clemson over obscenity incident

    09/18/2014 6:20:07 AM PDT · by safetysign · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 09/17/2014 | Jerry Hinnen
    Florida State announced Wednesday that starting quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the No. 1 Seminoles' game vs. Clemson on Saturday for yelling an "offensive and vulgar" phrase in the student union on FSU's campus. Deadspin collected a number of tweets from Florida State students who said they saw Winston standing on a table Tuesday "screaming" the phrase (one made popular by a series of recent viral hoax videos), which uses graphic sexual language.
  • Fennelly: An uneasy Heisman handoff

    12/15/2013 6:56:32 AM PST · by Retired Chemist · 28 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 12/15/2013 | Martin Fennelly
    It was supposed to be closure: New York City, bright lights, big announcement, people standing, the applause, Jameis Winston holding the trophy over his head, his beaming parents, all the smiles. And somewhere out there, probably his lawyer. Here was the dilemma for some of us: To cheer or not to cheer? I cheered not.
  • Florida State QB Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy

    12/14/2013 6:33:19 PM PST · by parksstp · 186 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | 2013-12-14 | FOX Sports
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has won the 2013 Heisman Trophy. Winston is only the second redshirt freshman to win the award after Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel was handed the trophy as a redshirt freshman last year. Winston is the third player in school history to earn the distinction, following former Seminole QBs Charlie Ward ('93) and Chris Weinke ('00).
  • No charges filed against FSUs Winston

    12/05/2013 11:13:20 AM PST · by shortstop · 99 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 12/05/13 | Staff Article
    Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with a crime, State Attorney Willie Meggs said Thursday after his office completed an investigation into a sexual assault complaint filed a year ago. Weve carefully examined the evidence in this case and found that no charges will be filed, Meggs said at a news conference in Tallahassee. The decision means Winston remains a favorite to win the Heisman Trophy and will be able to continue playing for the No. 1-ranked Seminoles. According to a January search warrant released hours before Meggs announcement, the woman who accused Winston told police she...
  • Heisman Watch: Tracking the Candidates

    11/08/2013 3:58:40 PM PST · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 8, 2013, 8:40 AM ET | Staff
    Sporting a brace on his left knee, Mariota turned in his worst performance of the season in Oregon's loss to Stanford, its first of the year. He finished with negative rushing yards for the first time this season and could not get the Ducks on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when he threw two touchdowns. The comeback effort fell short after Oregon could not recover a second onside kick.
  • Johnny Manziel's (Johnny Football) Parents Put Their College Station Home On The Market

    08/08/2013 6:47:19 PM PDT · by drewh · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 8, 2013 10:34 ET | By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
    There has certainly been a lot of speculation that no matter what happens with the current NCAA investigation, 2013 will be Johnny Manziel's last season with Texas A&M. And the news that Manziel's parents are selling their College Station home certainly won't quiet that speculation. According to the home that Manziel's parents bought in June 2011 in order to be closer to their son while he was at Texas A&M is currently on the market. The house is just 15 minutes away from the Texas A&M campus. The house was originally listed on April 28 for $405,000 and is...
  • 2012 Heisman Trophy Presentation (vanity)

    12/08/2012 5:33:30 PM PST · by TXBlair · 74 replies
    TXBlair | December 8, 2012 | TXBlair
    I searched and didn't find a thread already underway, so...the Heisman will be presented within the hour. FReepers' thoughts/reactions?
  • Heisman 2012 [Sports Vanity]

    11/27/2012 9:48:27 AM PST · by re_nortex · 73 replies
    11-27-2012 | re_nortex
    At this point of the college football season, with some crucial games still on tap for this weekend, the frontrunners in the Heisman race are A&M's sensational freshman QB Johnny Manziel and game-changer Manti Te'o of Notre Dame. Still in the hunt was once heavily-favored Colin Klein of Kansas State. Vanishing completely after an impressive start is West Virginia's Geno Smith. I'd personally like to see Johnny Manziel win the trophy this year and the odds are evidently in his favor. But, to play the part of a contrarian, here's what could derail the hopes of those backing him for...
  • Congrats Baylor Bears: Win #10

    12/29/2011 11:06:14 PM PST · by re_nortex · 11 replies
    Baylor Nation ^ | December 30, 2011 | Baylor University
    And win the Baylor Bears most assuredly did by a score of 67-56 in the Valero Alamo Bowl from San Antonio.
  • Robert Griffin III wins Heisman Trophy

    12/10/2011 7:14:14 PM PST · by Raymann · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | Email
    NEW YORK -- Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck for the Heisman Trophy, dazzling voters with his ability to throw, run and lead Big 12 doormat Baylor into the national rankings. The junior quarterback known as RG3 became the first Heisman winner from Baylor on Saturday night by a comfortable cushion over the Stanford star. More From Robert Griffin III broke records. He broke the mold for a quarterback. But most importantly, he changed Baylor, writes David Ubben. Griffin started the season on the fringe of the Heisman conversation, a talented and exciting player on a...
  • Heisman Projection: It's Griffin, with 71% of a perfect score

    12/09/2011 9:50:17 AM PST · by re_nortex · 24 replies
    Stiff Arm Trophy ^ | December 8, 2011 | Kari Chisholm
    By now, this won't be a surprise to anyone: Baylor's Robert Griffin III is going to win the Heisman Trophy. By our reckoning, he's going to get approximately 2000 points - 71% of a perfect unanimous #1 vote. (This year, 2781 points is perfect.) That total would rank Griffin among the top 15 all-time biggest winners of the Heisman Trophy - roughly on par with Tim Tebow (70.5%) and Doug Flutie (71.1%).
  • Heisman Projection: 141 ballots (so far)

    12/06/2011 11:28:49 PM PST · by re_nortex · 10 replies
    Stiff Arm Trophy ^ | December 6, 2011 | Kari Chisholm
    In this second update, we're up to 141 ballots - with 359 first-second-third votes on those ballots. For the tenth year in a row, we're going to attempt to project the outcome of the greatest individual award in sports, the Heisman Trophy. We've been right nine out of nine years.
  • Man leaves behind 1905-page suicide note(the Harvard guy who killed himself on 09/18)

    10/01/2010 4:51:50 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 90 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 09/28/10
    28 Sep, 2010, 10.15AM IST,PTI Man leaves behind 1905-page suicide note shot himself at Harvard Yard on September 18. His family and about 400 friends received the 1,905-page suicide note in a posthumous e-mail. In the note Heisman wrote that he took his life as part of a philosophical exploration he called "an experiment in nihilism." The lengthy document included 1,433 footnotes, a 20-page bibliography, over 1,700 references to God and 200 references to the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Heisman wrote, "Every word, every thought and every emotion come back to one core problem: life is meaningless... The experiment in...
  • Reggie Bush to forfeit Heisman

    09/14/2010 2:10:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 14, 2010 | Staff
    Running back Reggie Bush has decided to hand over the Heisman. Under pressure since his award winning 2005 campaign at Southern California was vacated, Bush said in a statement on Tuesday that he will forfeit the Heisman Trophy. "One of the greatest honors of my life was winning the Heisman Trophy in 2005," the statement released by the New Orleans Saints reads. "For me, it was a dream come true. But I know that the Heisman is not mine alone. Far from it. I know that my victory was made possible by the discipline and hard work of my teammates,...