The winner of the Heisman Trophy is set to be announced later tonight in a live broadcast on ESPN. Before the show kicks off, here is a sneak peak at the four finalists and our pick on which player will take home the prized Heisman Trophy.
The competition is down to the four best players of the 2010 college football season. The finalists who have been named for the Heisman are: University of Oregon running back LaMichael James, Stanford University quarterback Andrew Luck, Boise State University quarterback Kellen Moore and Auburn University quarterback Cam Newton.
LaMichael James. James is a sophomore who has rushed for 1,682 yards, averaging 6.0 yards per carry. James leads the country in average rushing yards per game at 152.9. He finished the season with 21 rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown. James holds the Oregon single-season record for most rushing touchdowns scored and would be the first Heisman winner from the University of Oregon.
Andrew Luck. Luck is a Junior from Stanford University who has would passed for 3,051 yards and 28 touchdowns this season. Luck holds the school record for single-season touchdown passes and total yards on offense (3,489). He would be the second Heisman winner for Stanford.
Kellen Moore. This is the second year of Heisman contention for Moore having come in 7th in last year’s voting. Moore passed for 3,506 yards and 33 touchdowns this season. Moore has achieved the school records for career completions (803), passing yards (10,528) and touchdowns (97). He is the first Heisman finalist in Boise State’s history.
Cam Newton. Newton is the first SEC player to ever throw for 2,000 and rush 1,000 yards in a single season. He has passed for 2,589 yards and 28 touchdowns this season while also rushing for 1,419 yards and 20 touchdowns. He is the second player in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history to throw and run for 20-plus touchdowns in a single season. He would be the third Heisman winner in Auburn’s history.
The favorite of this year’s competition is definitely Cam Newton who has been throwing up amazing stats all season long and earned a spot in the national championship game. Hopefully his father’s antics with the NCAA will not derail his shot at walking off with the well earned Heisman Trophy!
Who do you think will be awarded the Heisman Trophy for 2010?