The Pac 12 has a few quarterbacks being talked about when discussing the Heisman Trophy this season. While Oregon’s Marcus Mariota may be considered the Heisman favorite at this point in the season, Oregon State’s Sean Mannion has been doing more than enough to stay in the running, and may be the ultimate sleeper pick this season.
We’re now unofficially half way through the college football season and the bar has been raised for those wishing to hoist the coveted Heisman trophy.
It takes a truly special year by a freshman to deserve the kind of Heisman respect that leads to an invite to New York. Fortunately for Florida State, freshman quarterback Jameis Winston is having just that kind of season so far.
As conference play wears on and games becomes more important, the candidates will need even BETTER numbers and more electric performances.
One of the all-time best quarterbacks in the SEC is still busy rewriting the record books while keeping the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC and BCS title hunt.
Teddy Bridgewater may be one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, but his best bet to become Louisville’s first Heisman Trophy winner in school history will come from putting up huge numbers and seeing other candidates take a stumble.
With the remaining cream puffs in the rear view mirror, the top Heisman candidates will now begin conference play and the list will continue to shrink.
Marcus Mariota has become one of the emerging top contenders for the Heisman Trophy. The hype is warranted, as NFL fans hoping for a new franchise quarterback are also checking out Mariota as a potential draft pick.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two more in a season-opening victory over Georgia, confirming Boyd as one of the top Heisman contenders this season.
This year’s Heisman Trophy race is already off to a fast start and as you might have expected, it is quarterbacks leading the way after just two weeks of play. Here is a look at last year’s Heisman winner heading into week three of the season.
Only 10 names can make this exclusive Heisman Watch List, and spots in the rankings are just as secure as defensive coordinator jobs at the University of Texas.
Winners need four things: 1. A top level team…you can’t win if your team goes 3-8. 2. A signature game or games (see Johnny Football against Bama in 2012). 3. Highlight worthy plays (see Reggie Bush circa 2005). 4. Borderline ridiculous stats