Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on December 6, 2011
It’s that time of year folks. The Heisman Trophy race is almost over as the five finalists come barreling down the home stretch. In the 77th installment of college football’s top award, the list has been whittled down from the thousands of FBS players to five.
The list consists of two quarterbacks, two running backs and a cornerback. Four candidates are juniors and one is a sophomore. All but one player will be participating in a BCS Bowl Game.
The first, and most obvious, candidate is Stanford junior quarterback Andrew Luck.
The only returning finalist, Luck has led his Cardinal to an impressive 11-1 record this season, with their only loss coming against the Oregon Ducks. Coming into the season, Luck was considered the top candidate to win the award and has done a terrific job of keeping himself in the hunt. With 3,170 passing (read more…)