The Heisman Memorial trophy is an award that honors an individual who deserves designation as the most outstanding college football player in the United States. The Heisman is a national symbol of collegiate football experience and competitiveness, it has become one of the single most celebrated and rich award in American collegiate athletics.
This year’s candidates include Baylor University’s quarterback Robert Griffin III, University of Alambama’s running back Trent Richardson, Stanford University’s quarterback Andrew Luck, University of Wisconsin’s running back Montee Ball, and Louisiana State University’s cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.
Griffin III is a versatile quarterback for the Bears. This season he has made a tremendous difference compared to last season recording 3,998 passing yards, 36 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He is considered a quarterback but he has Tebow-esque to him, rushing for 644 yards and nine touchdowns. Baylor finished 9-3, third in the Big 12, and is heading to the Valero Alamo Bowl with Griffin III under center.
Richardson is a man on the field you have to keep an eye on if your the opposition, if not he will make you pay. One of the toughest running backs to tackle in all of college football. I would say through all the talk, this man could be a favorite to win the Heisman. This season he has a total of 1,583 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. He can do it from the receiving apect too, posting 327 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Luck was considered the top favorite in the beginning of the season but many players are making a gigantic argument. In the 2011-12 season, the senior accomplished argumentally his best season in his career with the Cardinals. The Stanford quarterback led his team to a 11-1 record and finished second in the Pac-10 championship. Qaurterbacks usually have a go-to wide receiver but for Luck he dealt with a go-to tight-end. This season he recorded 3,170 passing yards, 35 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
Ball has become one of the best running backs in college football. Every time he steps onto that field he wants the rock in his mits. Wisconsin defeated Michigan State 42-39 for the Big Ten Championship. A last second comeback by the Badgers sealed the victory. In the game, the rugged running back tallied 24 carries for 137 yards and three touchdowns. A sleeper pick to win the Heisman due to his latest performance against a tough Michigan State team.
Mathieu aka The Honey Badger, is a strong defensive back looking to smash any opponent in his sight and just has the attitude of a playmaker. The LSU Tigers defeated the Georgia Bulldogs with a dominating victory 42-10. In the win, he brought back a 62-yard punt for a touchdown.
All of these players came, saw, and conquered on the football field but only one can win. So who wins? I am going with the quarterback out of Baylor, Robert Griffin III. RGIII has made every play and is the most valuable player in all of college football due to his dynamic performances throughout the 2011-12 season. If Griffin does win he will become the first Bear in Baylor history to win the Heisman.