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  • 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,...
  • Bush case on Heisman Trust's radar

    06/05/2010 4:43:09 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 8 replies · 321+ views
    espn ^ | June 3, 2010 | Joe Schad
    The president of the Heisman Trophy Trust said Thursday that if former USC Trojans running back and Heisman winner Reggie Bush were to be ruled retroactively ineligible by the NCAA, a review of Bush's award could commence as early as Tuesday. The NCAA committee on infractions will release its findings regarding both the USC football and men's basketball programs Friday, a source with knowledge of the situation recently told's Dana O'Neil. "We have not discussed these issues yet because right now it's a hypothetical," said New York attorney William Dockery, the organization's president. "We are a charity organization run...
  • 2009 Heisman Trophy Presentation

    12/12/2009 5:12:06 PM PST · by TXBlair · 126 replies · 2,975+ views
    ESPN | December 12, 2009 | TXBlair
    I didn't see a thread posted already. Heisman Trophy announcement coming within the hour. Your predictions/reactions?
  • McCoy among five finalists for Heisman

    12/07/2009 5:01:29 PM PST · by deport · 31 replies · 729+ views
    NEW YORK Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy are headed back to the Heisman Trophy presentation as finalists, along with running backs Mark Ingram and Toby Gerhart and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. The five finalists were announced Monday. The Heisman Trophy will be awarded Saturday in Manhattan. The last time as many as five players were invited to the ceremony was 2004, when USC quarterback Matt Leinart won the award. Tebow is trying to become the second two-time Heisman winner. The Florida quarterback won the award for college footballs top player in 2007 and finished third last season. McCoy...
  • A final word on the Obama Nobel

    10/25/2009 9:41:35 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 5 replies · 562+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | Oct 24, 2009 | John David Powell
    Now that the ruckus has subsided over the Nobel Prize for Peace to Barack Obama, the time has come to examine an issue largely overlooked in recent years. Here is the question: Does the prize hold any relevance, or is it nothing more than a popularity contest judged by a handful of Norwegians with a distorted world vision? The Peace Prize, according to the Nobel Foundation, should go to a person who, during the preceding year, did the most for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses....
  • Next: Help Obama win the Heisman Trophy!

    10/11/2009 7:29:20 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 937+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/11/09 | David Freddoso
    "Type your nominee here!" field, entered "Barack Obama." The winner of this Nissan-sponsored promotion will actually receive one official vote for the Heisman award as sort of the people's choice. Make it count when it's deserved. Vote here.
  • FReepers, really want to be FUNNY? Write in Obama for the HEISMAN TROPHY! SERIOUS!

    10/09/2009 12:32:55 PM PDT · by Bob J · 31 replies · 871+ views
    Fr | 10-9-09 | Bob J
    This was previously posted but needed a much better attention grabbing headline! Apologies to the OP! WRITE IN OBAMA FOR THE HEISMAN! Seriously FReepers, this could be the funniest thing we do all day! Tell your freinds, use your PING LISTS! Keep this thread at the top!
  • Heisman winner Bradford decides to stay at Oklahoma

    01/14/2009 2:51:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 45 replies · 612+ views
    USA Today | 01.14.09
    link only
  • Harrell, Leach tour White House, meet the president

    12/13/2008 4:32:28 PM PST · by Doug TX · 11 replies · 475+ views
    Harrell, Leach tour White House, meet the president BY DON WILLIAMS AVALANCHE-JOURNAL While other quarterbacks were keeping their fingers crossed Saturday for their chance at the Heisman Trophy, Texas Techs Graham Harrell was at the White House meeting the president. Harrell, Tech coach Mike Leach, Leachs wife Sharon and Tech associate media relations director Blayne Beal got a private tour of the White House and had a 20-minute meeting with President Bush on Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Tebow Could Have Been a Victim of Abortion

    12/11/2007 5:07:50 AM PST · by Sopater · 51 replies · 2,640+ views ^ | December 9, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow became the first sophomore in the history of the NCAA to win the coveted Heisman Trophy as the best football player in the nation. However, Tebow's accomplishments may never have been supported had his mother followed a doctor's recommendation to have an abortion. With 29 passing touchdowns and 22 rushing touchdowns, Tebow displayed the kind of versatility that has become more valued at the quarterback position. Pam Tebow and her husband were Christian missionaries in the Philippines in 1985 and they prayed for "Timmy" before she became pregnant. Unfortunately, as the Gainesville Sun reports,...
  • Video: Fred Speaks at Miami Church

    12/09/2007 6:40:41 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 7 replies · 120+ views
    Fred File ^ | December 9th, 2007 | Fred Thompson
    Earlier today, Fred received a warm welcome in front of the Iglesia El Rey Jesus congregation. He talked about the importance of faith, our shared common values, and the story of Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. Click here to watch the video.

    12/06/2005 5:44:37 AM PST · by tutstar · 48 replies · 12,182+ views
    FCN ^ | 10/16/2005 | Dan Hicken
    DAN: Before the game on Friday night a nice honor for you, you'll play in San Antonio, Texas in the US Army All-American bowl in January... TIM TEBOW: It's very exciting, we've known for a while but they didn't want us to let anyone know..its a huge honor and I am looking forward to it... DAN: I've heard that you may be making an announcement about your college intentions December 14th... TIM TEBOW: Yes sir, that's when ESPN wants me to do it..and they're doing this series thing too, so we're looking at that...but it's a good possibility we'll announce...
  • Tim Tebow wins 2007 Heisman Trophy

    12/08/2007 5:59:10 PM PST · by yield 2 the right · 75 replies · 477+ views
    The 2007 Heisman Trophy goes to Florida's Tim Tebow...
  • Homeschooler Snaps Up Heisman Nomination

    12/06/2007 9:31:40 AM PST · by cinives · 131 replies · 598+ views
    USA Daily ^ | 12/6/2007 | Isabel (Izzy) Lyman
    The December 3rd 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated will be of special interest to education reformers. Next to the cover photo of Chase Daniel, the University of Missouris plucky quarterback, is a smaller photo of Tim Tebow. Tebow is also a QB, but he conducts his business, not on the plains but in the Swamp, the football stadium at the University of Florida in Gainesville. All of 20 years old, he is a serious contender for this years coveted Heisman Trophy, the annual award given to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the nation. If the strapping 63 235...
  • Heisman Is No Key to NFL Glory -- Why do so few winners make it in the pros?

    12/06/2007 6:44:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies · 666+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 6, 2007 | Alan Barra
    University of Florida sophomore quarterback Tim Tebow is the odds-on favorite to win the 2007 Heisman Trophy this Saturday as the nation's outstanding college football player. Since the colleges serve as a farm system for the National Football League and Mr. Tebow is the best player in college, he should be a cinch to make it in the pros, right? Not according to history. In the modern era of the NFL, only a handful of Heisman Trophy winners have enjoyed genuine success in the pro ranks. Consider the following: In the past half-century, scarcely one in five Heisman winners...
  • HUGO AVERSION (Gisele gives Chavez the Heisman)

    01/25/2007 9:52:12 AM PST · by presidio9 · 22 replies · 908+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 25, 2007
    -- AMERICANS aren't the only ones repulsed by bloviating Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen was in Rio de Janeiro last Friday on the same day the Marxist strongman was in town for the Mercosur summit. According to Brazil's Glamurama magazine gossip Anderson Antunes, "Once Chavez learned that Gisele was in town, he told his people he would like to meet her, but Gisele declined." Apparently, Bundchen decided the meeting would be "too publicized and Chavez is not a very popular politician outside of his country." A rep for Bundchen declined comment. next item >
  • The Heisman Trophy Presentation - College Football's Most Coveted Award

    12/09/2006 12:22:39 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 119 replies · 1,148+ views
    It comes down to Troy Smith, Brady Quinn and Darren McFadden....
  • In sight of THE SUMMITTroy Smith’s path from troubled child to Heisman Trophy favorite

    12/09/2006 2:48:26 PM PST · by Ohioan from Florida · 18 replies · 582+ views
    Buckeye Extra - The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Friday, December 08, 2006 | Ken Gordon
    The 9-year-old boy lingers on a Cleveland football field after a game, sobbing. No one is there to pick him up. No one had been there to cheer him on. Fast forward a few years: The 16-year-old, a promising high-school quarterback, sits in a heap on his coachs office floor, frustrated at the direction his life is heading. Fast forward again: The sometimes-volatile child of instability has become the calm, smooth leader who piloted the Ohio State football team to a 12-0 record and a berth in the national championship game. The child who had no one to cheer for...
  • John Heisman, the Coach Behind the Trophy

    12/08/2006 6:33:39 PM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 11 replies · 425+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 8, 2006 | Bill Pennington
    The old football coach had a cold, and as it worsened that September, his wife summoned a doctor to the couples Midtown Manhattan apartment. A week earlier, the coach had played 18 holes of golf and worked out at his local gym. But now he had pneumonia, and his condition was deteriorating by the day. Then, on Oct. 3, 1936, a crisp Saturday and a good day for a college football game, the man with what would become the sports most famous name died at home. Seventy years ago, the passing of John William Heisman a few days before his...
  • (Today's news that's not news) Heisman winner Bush to enter NFL draft

    01/12/2006 11:47:34 AM PST · by WinOne4TheGipper · 19 replies · 262+ views ^ | Jan 12, 2006
    LOS ANGELES (Jan. 12, 2006) -- Reggie Bush is skipping his senior season at Southern California to enter the NFL draft. The Heisman Trophy winner made the expected announcement Jan. 12, a day after running mate LenDale White made his decision to leave early and turn pro. Bush is expected to be one of the first players taken in the draft -- with many projecting him going to the Houston Texans with the No. 1 pick. The electrifying running back had 1,740 yards rushing and 2,890 all-purpose yards this season for the Trojans, who fell short of an unprecedented third...
  • Bush sets records with Heisman blowout

    12/10/2005 8:31:35 PM PST · by minus_273 · 17 replies · 689+ views
    msnbc ^ | 12/10/05 | AP
    NEW YORK - Reggie Bush left the competition far, far behind as usual. Southern Californias sensational junior tailback won the Heisman Trophy as college footballs best player in a landslide Saturday night, receiving a record 87.9 percent of the first-place votes to best Texas quarterback Vince Young and Trojans signal-caller Matt Leinart, who was aiming for his second straight honor. Flashing uncanny acceleration and ability to change direction, Bush has conjured up memories of Gale Sayers, drawn comparisons to Marshall Faulk, Barry Sanders and Tony Dorsett, and is the favorite to be the No. 1 pick in Aprils NFL...
  • 2005 Heisman Winner - Reggie Bush - USC

    12/10/2005 5:54:55 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 97 replies · 4,834+ views
    ESPN | 12-10-2005
    No surprises here.
  • LIVE Thread - Bush Could Revive Heisman RB Tradition (Heisman Trophy Award presentation on ESPN)

    12/10/2005 3:19:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 164 replies · 1,924+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/10/05 | Ralph D. Russo - ap
    NEW YORK - From John Cappelletti to Mike Rozier, running backs once walked off with 11 consecutive Heisman Trophies. Recently, though, quarterbacks have been too tough to pass up. The last five Heisman winners have been QBs. Reggie Bush is a good bet to snap that streak Saturday night and become the 41st ball carrier to tuck away college football's most prestigious individual award since Chicago halfback Jay Berwanger won the first in 1935. USC's untouchable tailback is the favorite after capping a brilliant junior season with two breathtaking performances and an outrageous average of 8.9 yards a carry. "That's...
  • Early returns have Heisman vote a Bush landside

    12/10/2005 8:03:34 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 134 replies · 1,740+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 10, 2005 | JOSEPH DUARTE
    NEW YORK - Finally, a Bush with a chance for a landslide victory.We're not talking George W. and electoral votes, but Southern California tailback Reggie Bush and Heisman Trophy ballots. Based on early returns, Bush could be in position for the biggest landslide in Heisman history on par with Nixon-McGovern and Reagan-Mondale when the most famous stiff-arm trophy in college football is presented in a ceremony tonight in Manhattan.The three finalists for the award are Bush, Texas quarterback Vince Young of Madison High School and USC quarterback Matt Leinart, last year's winner.Kari Chisholm, an Oregon political consultant who...
  • Leinart goes from Heisman to wingman

    12/07/2005 8:58:47 AM PST · by rockthecasbah · 59 replies · 974+ views ^ | December 7, 2005 | Peter Schrager
    Luigi from the "Super Mario Brothers" video games. Richard "Boner" Stabone from the '80s sitcom Growing Pains. Rob Schneider in pretty much any Adam Sandler comedy. USC quarterback Matt Leinart. What do these four men have in common? No, not terrific mustaches. Not wonderful foreign accents either. And certainly not perfect nicknames. No, each one of the above men has proven their capabilities as the ideal friend a guy would want by their side during a moment of need. Team players with utilitarian attitudes and an understanding that one's cronies should always be first on the priority list Luigi,...
  • Young begins to toot own horn; QB makes pitch for Heisman by comparing himself to favorite Bush

    12/06/2005 6:01:24 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 19 replies · 353+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 5, 2005 | JOSEPH DUARTE
    AUSTIN - With one day until Heisman Trophy ballots have to be cast, Texas junior quarterback Vince Young isn't prepared to offer his concession speech.Instead, Young hopes voters look beyond the statistics and highlight reels. He wants them to consider that he was a bench warmer during the second half of most of this season's games.Coach Mack Brown makes the Heisman argument: best player in the country or most valuable player?"I think my chances are real high if (the voters) have been watching the games and how I'm a leader for my teammates," said Young, who had remained silent about...
  • Look for another Bush election victory

    11/23/2005 12:48:19 PM PST · by rockthecasbah · 15 replies · 398+ views ^ | 11/23/05 | Randy Hill
    The Swift Boat Veterans still have nothing on Texas quarterback Vince Young. It may not matter. In the big election of 2005, Bush seems to making all of his own end runs. For the record, this year's candidate answering to the surname Bush is Reggie, the USC running back who's been nominated for a run at the Heisman Trophy. He's not exactly running unopposed. The field includes the aforementioned Young, a Longhorn who's harder to bring down than Don King's hair. Also on the short list is Bush's teammate Matt Leinart, the Heisman incumbent with numbers similar to those put...
  • Heisman Watch: Bush takes huge lead

    10/21/2005 12:06:55 PM PDT · by rockthecasbah · 51 replies · 1,251+ views ^ | 10/21/05 | Rich Cirminiello
    Handicapping the Heisman: The road to college football's top award. Heisman Contender of the Week 1. RB Reggie Bush, USC There is no end to what Bush will do to help his Trojans win. He runs, he catches, he returns kicks.hell even push QB Matt Leinart into the end zone if itll keep USC unbeaten and atop the polls. As the star of last weeks thriller in South Bend, Bush has ascended like a rocket to the top of many voters leaderboards. When Leinart was struggling, it was No. 5 who carried the offense. And when Leinart was struggling...
  • Wuerffel relocates school to Florida

    09/23/2005 12:46:18 PM PDT · by jpthomas · 1 replies · 284+ views
    The Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 23, 2005 | wire reports
    NICEVILLE Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel has temporarily moved a boys' school and ministry he works for from hurricane-racked New Orleans to a camp near this Florida Panhandle city. It's a return home for Wuerffel. He lived in nearby Destin while attending Fort Walton Beach High School before going on to Florida, where he led the Gators to their only national championship in 1996. He then played six seasons in the NFL, including three with the New Orleans Saints.
  • 2004 Heisman Trophy Winner - Matt Leinart - USC

    12/11/2004 5:55:11 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 81 replies · 2,843+ views
    ESPN | 12-11-04
    I would have voted for Peterson, but it's a good pick.
  • NYT: The Heisman Trophy -- An Award That Still Fuels a National Debate

    12/11/2004 7:11:49 AM PST · by OESY · 11 replies · 1,247+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 11, 2004 | BILL PENNINGTON
    John W. Heisman, for whom the most famous trophy in American sports is named, never wanted his name associated with the award. Heisman was one of the most accomplished college football coaches of the early 20th century and he abhorred the notion of an individual award in what he considered the ultimate team game. "Is it not meant to exemplify the grandeur of a thousand men?" Heisman told members of the Downtown Athletic Club when they approached him about the award in early 1935. It was a rhetorical question, but Heisman, who spent summers as a Shakespearean actor, knew how...
  • Heisman Vote for Ute's Alex Smith

    12/10/2004 6:02:44 PM PST · by Zechariah11 · 1 replies · 248+ views
    To me, this year's vote constituted a forum on two major issues that always underscore the Heisman selection: The relative importance of the quarterback position; The value of a player who might not be as talented as some others, but whose value to his own team is greater.