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Your criteria for the Heisman Trophy?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Johnny Dangerously, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    Someone who has a vote can post the sentence verbatim on this thread, but the ballot asks voters to pick "the most outstanding player" in college football, right?

    What does that mean to you? I think it's a subjective term. Clearly, the "best" player doesn't win every year. Defensive players don't have a chance. A tackle might be the best in the country but won't get a sniff.

    I'd like to see the different opinions -- not on this year's race -- but on what makes someone a Heisman Trophy winner. Does "most outstanding" mean the same as "best" to you?

    A list to refresh your memory as you consider your criteria:

    1990 -- Ty Detmer, Brigham Young, QB
    1991 -- Desmond Howard, Michigan, WR
    1992 -- Gino Torretta, Miami, QB
    1993 -- Charlie Ward, Florida State, QB
    1994 -- Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, RB
    1995 -- Eddie George, Ohio State, RB
    1996 -- Danny Wuerffel, Florida, QB
    1997 -- Charles Woodson, Michigan, CB
    1998 -- Ricky Williams, Texas, RB
    1999 -- Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, RB
    2000 -- Chris Weinke, Florida State, QB
    2001 -- Eric Crouch, Nebraska, QB
    2002 -- Carson Palmer, USC, QB
    2003 -- Jason White, Oklahoma, QB
    2004 -- Matt Leinart, USC, QB
    2005 -- Reggie Bush, USC, RB
    2006 -- Troy Smith, Ohio State, QB
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    This year? Accounting for 51 touchdowns.
  3. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Seeing that list just makes me angry. Jason White beating Larry Fitzgerald was such a joke, Fitzgerald was by far the best football player that year. Sorry for the threadjack so early.
  4. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    As a friend says, you can have the Heisman. I'd rather be the top pick in the NFL draft.
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